Wordless Book… and 2 Fun Links for Celebrating Holy Week with Kids!

My heart was dark with sin, until my Savior came in

His precious blood, I know

Has washed me white as snow

And in God’s Word I’m told  I’ll walk the streets of gold

To grow in Christ each day, I’ll read the Bible and pray.

We received our first Wordless Book from a dear teacher at our church when my oldest daughter was 3 or 4 .  She told the children, “If you are a Christian, you are a missionary!”  We’ve kept that little, 2-inch, paper book for years now.  It is a sweet reminder of the Gospel and all that we celebrate on Easter, so we are making our own!

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We are using felt for our homemade Wordless Books.  You could even use paper or colored cards, and if you’re really crafty, you can make yours open to a double page spread of each color!  We chose the simple route!

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My daughter decorated the book above with felt stickers and sewed on a felt cross and a button.  We snipped a little hole in the corner of each page and put the pages on a book ring in this order:  black, red, white, gold, green.  Add a cover if you’d like!

This is  the Wordless Book Song:

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Here are 2 fun links with activities for families and children for EACH DAY of Holy Week:

 Children’s Ministry.com  ~ As you talk about Palm Sunday and the cloaks thrown down for Jesus, donate your coats to those in need!  This idea and more at Children’s Ministry. (There are a lot of ideas for churches, but they can be easily adapted to family!)

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 Thriving Family.com  ~ Great ideas plus this one from Thriving Family. com:  On Good Friday, look at a white carnation.  Talk about Jesus being an unblemished Lamb.  Put the flower in a vase of water tinted with red food coloring.  Watch what happens for the next several days and talk about Jesus taking our sins upon Himself.

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We are excited about making Empty Tomb / Resurrection Cookies this week, and I hope to make washing each other’s feet a part of our Holy Week festivities.

We are exploring the events of Christ’s last days on earth with our new interactive Bible software and one of our favorite books! You can go to the new “Favs and Funnies” page to learn more about these favorites!

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~our new Bible software

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~from Journey Through the Bible

{ Happy Holy Week to you! }

Another post you might enjoy:

Easter Hunt 2013

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3 thoughts on “Wordless Book… and 2 Fun Links for Celebrating Holy Week with Kids!

  1. Pingback: A Fun “Kick Off” for Lent {and more Easter activities} | i have no greater joy

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