Holy Week at Home - Family Ideas
Updated: Apr 11, 2020
Put a green branch on your door (any kind will do since there seems to be a shortage of palm trees in Colorado)
Watch this video with kids: God's Story: Palm Sunday
Watch this video with youth: BibleProject - Gospel of Luke Ch. 19-23
Celebrate a Passover meal like Jesus would have (this will take some preparation): First Century Passover Instructions
Alternative to full Passover Meal: Sit down as a family for a nice dinner. During the meal, one of the parents rises from the table to wash the feet of the family. You’ll need a pitcher, a bowl to catch the water, and a towel to dry the feet. You might also enjoy listening to part of the Psalms that Jesus might have sung at the Last Supper: "The Great Hallel" by Hayley Smith
Watch this video with kids: The Story of Easter (The Last Supper)
Watch this video with youth: What's Passover?
If you're a fan of Les Mis, this is a fun way to remember the passover story: The Maccabeats - Les Misérables - Passover
Watch The Passion of The Christ (depending on the age of your children)
Watch this video with kids (Stop at 4min mark - continue on Sunday): The Story of Easter (Jesus' Sacrifice)
Watch this video with youth: Sacrifice & Atonement
Pray the Lord's Prayer together as a family before bedtime.
Saturday was a day of great uncertainty and sadness for the disciples. As this is a difficult time for us all, we can call some friends or family members and see how they are doing.
Light a candle before bedtime (blow it out before everyone goes to sleep).
You probably already have some Easter family traditions, but here are a few additional ideas:
Watch this video with kids (start at the 4min mark): The Story of Easter (Jesus' Sacrifice)
Watch this video with youth: Gospel of The Kingdom
Craft: Resurrection Garden