Practical Holy Week: Telling Your Kids the Story

As we are coming up on the celebration of Easter and all the activities of Holy Week, many of you may be looking for a new or different way to share The Story with the kids and families of your church or home. Using just four symbols, this narrative repackages The Story in a way that invites us to become a part of it and experience again the sorrow and victory that is Easter.

Last year, I used this as the children’s sermon for Palm Sunday and afterwards, many adults shared with me it brought the story of Easter to life once again for them. In the following weeks, I was able to print out this narrative and create a kit with the symbols to send home with our families so they could re-tell it again and again. Hopefully this will be a helpful tool for you as well as you share with the kids in your home or church. Comment below if you use it – I love hearing about all the creative ways God uses this story to bring His Story to life!

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Starting this Sunday, the church across the world will begin a celebration of Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.  This week is arguably the most important on the Christian calendar, representing for believers that pivotal moment with death was swallowed up in victory!  It is the very foundation of our faith, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

However your church or your family celebrates Easter, this time of year is the perfect time to tell your kids THE STORY of all stories.  The great story of Scripture, God’s Great Rescue Plan! 

This Sunday I will be sharing the following message with our families in church but there is no reason you can’t do the same in your home.  Invite your kids into the greatest story of all times and let them be drawn into the wonder and mystery…

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