It varies how much homeschooling we do during Holy Week: one of the perks of homeschooling! We do try to be very mindful of the week, so here is a compiled list of Holy Week resources, particularly those suitable for families.
- Merely Mommy has this blog post full of Holy Week activities and crafts for children, including Resurrection Eggs, Handprint Palm Branches, a Resurrection Garden, Tissue-Paper Stained Glass, a paper-plate Resurrection scene, and Resurrection rolls.
- Pleasantly Crafted has a Holy Week Banner, Devotions, and Coloring Sheets, and a downloadable Easter Coloring Placement.
- (You can even get those Pleasantly Crafted devotions and place them inside eggs like this that you’ve decorated! HT the Gandy family)
- Pure Joy Creative has four images on a Holy Week Coloring page, and
- Concordia Collective has an Eastertide poster (color or black and white).
- Titvs Classics even has a Lutheran coloring book with the 14 stations of the cross: Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross.
- You could also make Holy Week Boxes.
(I’d love a snack list. Holy Week is the one time a year I get fig newtons for either Sunday or Monday, but I haven’t found one yet.)
Anna Mussmann, over at Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife, offers this article, “Paintings for Holy Week: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus in Art.” Click through the pieces to find comfort in the Incarnate Christ and His gifts. Even those gifts given through artists. (Be sure to go through the Slide Show!)
Here’s a YouTube playlist appropriately titled “Hymns for Holy Week,” shared by Zion Lutheran in Tomball, TX.
Or listen to Bach’s St. John Passion or something similar! And, if you’re into music, here are “Hymns on the Passion by Thomas Kingo” (translated by mark DeGarmeaux)!
Or just want an easier way to diffuse lies about Easter? Here are a few articles of those, too: