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Holy Week | Review

 

Holy Week | Review This is the review of the five day mini series exploring holy week. Each day a small activity was linked to an event from the days leading up to Easter.
 

Review – The five days and how we can use them.


 
The five days journeying to the cross is a resource that can be used in a wide range of ways. Each days activities need almost no preparation and can be resourced easily.

At the end of the short activity there is a small card that could be collected to form a ladder or garland. These are available by clicking on the image to the right.

The 5 days could be used as a whole teaching session, as interactive parts to an Easter labyrinth, with children in a Sunday or midweek group, with seekers, or with families.

The 5 days could be used individually as a 5 minute family devotion, as an activity for the children during the holy week services, or as an unsupervised table in an open church building.

Holy Week | Review

Holy Week | Review


Easter and Christmas are the two central celebrations of our faith, understanding their meaning is central to understanding Christianity.
That God came and made himself man, that he lived a blameless life, that he was wrongly put to death, that through his death the price was paid for our salvation, and that he defeated death on the third day are all concepts that need to be taught.


 
Click on the foot for the daily activity:
 

Holy Week | Day 5

 
holyweekThis is the fifth and last in a five day mini series exploring holy week. Each day a small activity is linked to an event from the days leading up to Easter.
 

DAY 5 – Good Friday : Today we are looking at the nails of the cross


For today’s activity you will need a pin-board or piece of thick scrap cardboard, some push-pins, some plain white paper, paintbrushes or sponges and a stain (red paint, ink, I used beetroot juice).

Give the youngsters a small piece of clean white paper. Have them place it on the pin-board and make a cross using the pins.
Holy Week | Day 5
Holy Week | Day 5 Once the crosses are made paint or stamp over them with your stain.
(encourage the children not to get the paper too wet)

Have the children slowly remove the pins from their paper to reveal the cross shape they made. More creative crosses will make beautiful patterns.

Tell the following story in your own words.

Holy Week | Day 5

Holy Week | Day 5


Jesus was like our clean white sheet of paper, he had lived a perfect life. On Good Friday people lied about Jesus and paid crowds to shout. The leaders got scared and agreed to kill him. Just like the white sheet of paper they nailed Jesus to a cross, that really hurt, and he died. Jesus had died for a reason, to take all the bad things onto him, like the red stain. He removed all the things separating us from God. Even though things looked dark Jesus had brought light, just like removing our pins. But, his friends didn’t know that yet!


Holy Week | Day 5 Jesus’s friends were sad because they only saw the beautiful white paper destroyed, but we know what happens next.

Lord Jesus, we are sad you died, please be with all people who are sad today. Amen

Holy Week | Day 4

 
holyweekThis is the fourth in a five day mini series exploring holy week. Each day a small activity is linked to an event from the days leading up to Easter.
 

DAY 4 – Thursday : Today we are looking at the symbols Jesus gave us to remember him


For today’s activity you will need a cloth, a bag, some bread, a glass, and some red juice.

Leaving all the objects in the bag , sit the children in a circle. Slowly lay the cloth out, in the middle the cloth place the bread, the cups and the juice.
Holy Week | Day 4
Holy Week | Day 4 Say that this bread and juice is to share. Jesus and his disciples probably ate bread and drank water mixed with wine everyday.

Say a prayer to thank God for giving us food and pass out some bread and juice to the youngsters.

While the children are eating tell the following story in your own words.

Holy Week | Day 4

Holy Week | Day 4


Jesus and his friends sat down for a big meal, it was a special occasion so everyone was there. Jesus took the bread like he did every meal and he thanked God for providing it, but them he said something new. Jesus told his friends that this bread was like his body and broke the bread apart, and that the wine was like his blood. He said this was a new promise made from God, and that this promise would forgive people for the things they did that upset God. Then Jesus told his friends this would be his last meal with them.


Holy Week | Day 4 All over the world people still use bread and wine as symbols to remember what Jesus did at Easter.

Lord Jesus, thank you for giving us symbols to help us understand. Amen

Holy Week | Day 3

 
holyweekThis is the third in a five day mini series exploring holy week. Each day a small activity is linked to an event from the days leading up to Easter.
 

DAY 3 – Wednesday : Today we are looking at the woman with the alabaster jar.


For today’s activity you will need the pdf printout, some perfume, and some colouring pens.

Give the youngsters the maze sheet, read the rules and ask them to complete the task.
(answer pictured below, click on image for a bigger view)
Holy Week | Day 3
Holy Week | Day 3 Ask the youngsters what they thought the perfume the lady bought smelt like.

Put a single drop of perfume onto each youngsters maze paper or hand.

Tell the following story in your own words.

Holy Week | Day 3

Holy Week | Day 3


Jesus knew that the time he would die was soon. When people died they would be covered in sweet smelling oils. A woman came into the house where Jesus was and knelt down by his feet. She took out a beautiful alabaster jar filled with perfume and poured it all over Jesus’ head. Jesus’ friends were upset. The money the lady spent on the perfume could have been given to the poor. But Jesus thanked the woman because he knew she had done something special. She had helped prepare him for his death


Holy Week | Day 3 The lady didn’t know that she was preparing Jesus for his death, she just wanted to show him how special she thought he was.

Lord Jesus, thank you for people who do great acts of kindness to honour those around them. Amen

 

button holeAlternatively:
Use the Mary perfume craft of making button holes.
These perfumed pieces will carry the scent with you through the day.
Image linked.

Holy Week | Day 2

 
holyweekThis is the second in a five day mini series exploring holy week. Each day a small activity is linked to an event from the days leading up to Easter.
 

DAY 2 – Tuesday : Today we are looking at Jesus’s parable in response to his friends questions.


For today’s activity you will need some small candles (real or electric), some dough, a rolling pin and a suitable knife. Alternatively; thick card, glue and some colouring instruments (optional).

Make or source your favourite dough and roll it out (or use heavy card) and cut the shape of an oil lamp. This is like a fat tear shape with a small rectangle handle at the round end.
Holy Week | Day 2
Holy Week | Day 2 Give the youngsters the shape and a candle. They could decorate their oil lamp to identify that it is theirs.

Attach the candle by pushing into the centre of the dough or gluing it onto the card or hardened dough.

Make sure the candle is lit then tell the following story in your own words.

Holy Week | Day 2

Holy Week | Day 2


Jesus’s friends thought something big was about to happen. They asked Jesus what the end of time would be like. Jesus started to tell many parables. He told them there were 10 bridesmaids waiting for the wedding. 5 bridesmaids were wise and bought extra oil for their lamps, when the groom arrived the 5 foolish bridesmaids had gone to find more oil. When they came to the party the groom sent them away. Jesus was telling his friends to be prepared because they would not be told the time the end would come.


Holy Week | Day 2 We know that Jesus has promised to return, we don’t know when, but we need to be ready to greet him.

Lord Jesus, please help us to be ready for you when you call us. Amen

Holy Week | Day 1

 
holyweekThis is the first in a five day mini series exploring holy week. Each day a small activity is linked to an event from the days leading up to Easter.
 

DAY 1 – Monday : Today we are looking at Jesus’s actions when he went into the temple and saw the money changers.


For today’s activity you will need some coins, a post-it note, something to write with (or letter stamp set) and some scissors.

Lightly fold the post-it note so you can identify the sticky part and stamp or write the letters for the word prayer.
Holy Week | Day 1
Holy Week | Day 1 Cut round the letters and attach to the coins. You may want to attach x’s to the remaining coins.

Give the children the coins with the letters face down. Ask them to describe the meaning attached to coins. Then get them to turn the coins over and find the word ‘prayer’.

Tell the following story in your own words.

Holy Week | Day 1

Holy Week | Day 1


When Jesus reached the temple it looked a bit like a market. People were changing their coins for special temple coins, and buying special temple things. Jesus got angry, people were making a lot of money with their special temple businesses. Jesus turned over the tables sending the special temple goods and the coins flying all over the place. He shouted the scripture “My house will be called a house of prayer” but you are making it “a den of robbers”.


Holy Week | Day 1 When we turned over our coins we discovered what Jesus wanted to see. Put the coins to one side and say a prayer.

Lord please help us to remember that your house is for worshipping you, please help us keep it special. Amen

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Holy week
 
Tonight I fly off for a 2 week holiday with family, but I leave you this all set and scheduled to post.

5 days of simple activities, easy to do and easy to resource, plus one day of review including download.
Come back each day and see the next post!
 

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