Holy Week

Decision time

8-11 year olds, All-age
The weeks of Lent are traditionally a time for personal reflection and recommitment to following Jesus. This outline for an all-age service or group session focuses on making the serious decision to become a disciple of Christ and draws on Luke 14:25-33.

Easter cross words

8-11 year olds, All-age
This simple illustration turns hate to love via the cross and can be used as an activity with a group or as a large visual aid for a service on Good Friday or Easter Day.

Holy Week visual aid

All-ageAll-Age service
This is an adaptation of a well-tried paper-folding and paper-tearing exercise that tells the story of Holy Week.

Celebrate Holy Week

8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
The last parable that Jesus used about 'the rejected stone' perhaps sums up Holy Week most powerfully. The following outline could be used as part of an all-age service, in a session with an older children's group or within a celebration at Messy Church.

Celebrate the Last Supper

All-ageAll-Age service
This simple outline offers a lively way to tell one incident from the Last Supper and introduces Jesus as the Saviour King who shows us the way to serve others.

Walk through Holy Week

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
The following idea focuses on one event for each day, starting with Palm Sunday, and follows Jesus through the drama of Holy Week right up to and including the surprise of Easter morning. It offers an active, kinaesthetic way to walk the story.

Holy Week cube

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds
Here's a simple craft idea for retelling the story of Holy Week with your children's group. It involves making a cube from a cross shape.