Special Holy Week Family Resource
From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, each day, we will be releasing a wonderful family video resource right here on this page. You can enjoy craft activity, story and prayer. On Good Friday and Easter Sunday we will be streaming live on YouTube. Download a list of what you may need and the prayers below.
We know you love action songs just as much as we do! Here are some of our favourites, get practising because they may feature in a Sunday 10am service soon!
Jesus you’re my superhero
Every move I make
All through history
For God so loved the World (John 3:16)
Make and Do!
Make an Easter Garden
Easter story videos and activities
Make Hot Cross Buns
A quiz for the whole family (answers are underlined) Don’t give the multiple choice answers for those who think they know it all!
Bible readings & resources
We recommend The Miracle Maker – an animated film made in 2000. It’s accurate and suitable for all ages. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208298/
There are various ‘free’ clips on YouTube but it’s inexpensive to rent and well worth it if you’ve not seen it!
This year, as a whole church, we are reading the Easter Story from John’s gospel. The Easter story starts in chapter 12 with the Palm Sunday story and Chapters 13-17 follow Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper. Chapter 18 starts with the Garden of Gethsemane and ends in chapter 21 when Jesus forgives Peter.
You may have a Youth Bible or a Children’s Bible at home too – read these different versions and talk about what you notice is similar and different.
This animated version is suitable for younger children
Prayer Ideas and Activites
Check out these resources to help us reflect and focus on the Easter story
Paint a stone with a rainbow or other symbols of love, hope joy etc. Add you favourite Bible verse too. You could leave this outside your house for others to see or even leave it as a gift of encouragement in someone else’s garden or in a public space like a park or footpath. Send us a photo of your stone, or anyone else’s that you find!