Now that you know about Holy Week, check out these resources & ideas for how you can experience Holy Week as a family.
Holy Week Resources
Each day during Holy Week, take a few minutes together to read the Bible stories of what happened that week. Discuss as a family the events and talk about how the disciples and Jesus must have felt as the events occurred.
Ideas for Family Worship and Experiences
Resurrection Eggs are a symbolic and visual way for young children to experience the events of Holy Week. Here is a great resource on how to create Resurrection Eggs.
Attend the Maundy Thursday Service as a family at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall to celebrate communion.
If you can't make the service, consider marking this special day at your home in one of the following ways:
- Have your own family communion service. It can be as simple as crackers and grape juice or more detailed, as time and age allows. Click here for an idea.
- Wash each others' feet to show how Jesus did this for his disciples. Again, this can be simple or elaborate, depending on your family. Click here for an idea of how to create this experience.
- Want to go even further? Have a family Seder meal to teach your children about the Jewish Passover meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. Click here for the lesson.
On Good Friday have a quiet family meal at home. Consider dimming the lights or using candles to set a somber mood on the day of Jesus' death.
On Saturday spend time together as a family doing crafts or dyeing eggs. This time doesn't have to be very long, just spend time together.
- Christ Centered Easter Crafts
- Fun Easter Science Experiments
- Dye eggs together with things you might already have around your house
On Sunday during your family Easter celebration, add a new element.
- Here is a great family photo scavenger hunt based on the Bible.
- Another fun Easter Bible scavenger hunt where kids use scripture.
- For older kids, instead of just hiding the eggs, make a scavenger hunt with the eggs. Here are some ideas.
- Past the Easter egg hunt stage? Here are some great ideas for non-traditional Easter egg hunts for those families with teenagers.