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Tips & ideas
Holy Week: from Palm Sunday to EasterPalm Sunday Mon-Thu Good Friday Holy Saturday Great Vigil Easter Day
Keep a quiet atmosphere at home, with little or no outside activities, errands, or chores, and limited television, radio, and computer use.
Choose some special music to enjoy that's closely related to these days, such as J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew's Passion" or the Easter section of G.F. Handel's "The Messiah."
Cut out a large cross from a big piece of poster board, and decorate it festively with colored tissue or shiny paper, or paper flowers; enjoy it on Easter and afterward.
Make hot cross buns, a traditional Good Friday sweet.
Way of the Cross
"On Good Friday morning we have a special Way of the Cross for children.
Stations that were made by children some years ago hang in the Godly Play
Contributed by Virginia Page, Godly Play Coordinator at Zion Episcopal Church, Wappingers Falls, New York, USA.
More ideas: For the Stations of the Cross at home, use a book with slightly abstract images, such as mosaics or icons, of the events. Make a set of images as a family Lenten or Holy Week activity.
Information: What are the Stations of the Cross? and another intro to the Stations of the Cross
ResourcesHoly Week. A wonderful guide for family Holy Week activities: the little booklet "Through the Cross," from Candle Press. ..More..
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Last updated September 27, 2003