I have created a Holy Week Passport to be used from Lazarus Saturday through Pascha.
It is very simple and geared toward younger children; it doesn’t require any reading.
Each page has a drawing relating to the day that the child can color.
It also has space to either write or draw.
To treat it like a passport, and each time the child goes to service, use stickers from Sermon on the Sidewalk to “stamp” that page. These can just be cut out and pasted in the blank areas on the pages.
All you do is print out the booklet and then fold. When you print, make sure your settings are landscape, two-sided and short-edge binding.
I used brads to complete our booklets, but you can use staples as well.
ColorStCuthbertsCrossSt Cuthbert’s Day is February 28th. He is called the wonderworker of Britain and was born in Northumbria around 634. While we do not know much about his life, we do know a remarkable story from his childhood:
As a child, Cuthbert enjoyed games and playing with other children. He could beat anyone his own age, and even some who were older, at running, jumping, wrestling, and other exercises. One day he and some other boys were amusing themselves by standing on their heads with their feet up in the air. A little boy who was about three years old chided Cuthbert for his inappropriate behavior. “Be sensible,” he said, “and give up these foolish pranks.”
Cuthbert and the others ignored him, but the boy began to weep so piteously that it was impossible to quiet him. When they asked him what the matter was, he shouted, “O holy bishop and priest Cuthbert, these unseemly stunts in order to show off your athletic ability do not become you or the dignity of your office.” Cuthbert immediately stopped what he was doing and attempted to comfort the boy.
On the way home, he pondered the meaning of those strange words. From that time forward, Cuthbert became more thoughtful and serious.This incident reveals St Cuthbert as God’s chosen vessel (2 Tim. 2:20-21), just like Samuel, David, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, and others who, from an early age, were destined to serve the Lord. (read more here)
I made a printable that you can use in your home this Lent:
There are many different “I’m Bored Jars” all over the internet, especially on pinterest, but I wanted one that I could use specifically for Lent.
While there are many ideas that work all year long, I added a few to help with my children’s spiritual development as well.
You can print out a copy of the pdf ( ImBoredJarforLent ).
Feel free to tailor it to your needs. Enjoy!
I’ve created a Weekly Planner for myself,
and I thought I would share it with you, too!
It is very simple and contains an inspirational quote:
“With us everything should be secondary compared to our concern with children, and their upbringing in the instruction and teaching of the Lord.”
~ St. John Chrysostom
You can download it here: Weekly Planner.