It’s Holy Week and if you’re anything like me, you have a to-do list a mile long. Between family visiting, planning Easter dinner and making sure everyone has something nice to wear to worship on Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday can slip by with very little notice. Still, I make an effort to mark these days in our home as a part of discipling our children in our faith.
Observing the liturgical year with kids is a lovely way to help make faith tangible in their lives, give them a sense of belonging and draw them into a deeper understanding of the Gospel. Holy Week gives us numerous opportunities to enjoy our family and continue to point back to the meaning of Easter far beyond dyeing and hunting Easter eggs.
In walking beside my kids in our Holy Week observance, I find my own faith deepened, challenged and inspired.
Here are a few fun ways we celebrate Holy Week.
Hot cross buns – Traditional Good Friday treat
Resurrection Cookies – Tell the story of Easter
The Stations of the Cross