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Faith Formation: Holy Week & Easter

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Palm Sunday

Download Illustrated Ministry's Palm Frond Coloring Page here.

Maundy Thursday

A Place for You Starter Pack

A Place for You Starter Pack introduces new communicants to Holy Communion with Dan Erlander's A Place for You Interactive Edition: My Holy Communion Book.

Find additional resources for preparing for First Communion here.

Good Friday

Finding The Way of The Cross (or The Stations of the Cross) in Nature

These guides provide children and adults a way to discover that the story of Good Friday and the cross is written into the natural world about them if they only know where to look!

Rev. Emily Meyer offers a neighborhood, intergenerational Good Friday Stations of the Cross with preparatory activities throughout Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday and a Leader Guide for you. She also shares creative ideas for sermons and liturgical elements for Palm Sunday, The Easter Vigil and Easter Morning.

SHC_March_blogIncluding Children in Holy Week

As we look ahead to Holy Week, this blog post from Jessica Davis explores ways to include children in these important services.


Traci Smith offers a “redo” of the traditional Jelly Bean Prayer. The traditional one focuses on the darkness of one’s heart and the red blood of Jesus. This redo is more of a general reflection on new life and Spring and can be used during the season after Easter as well as for Lent and Easter. I hope you enjoy it! This prayer is found in Faithful Families for Lent, Easter, and Resurrection by Traci Smith. Chalice Press; 2022.

Easter Worship Video     Easter Sticker Sheets

Illustrated Ministry offers:

Watch for the Easer iteration of Ms. Suzy's Place; and find her other 8 videos here.


Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco     Lift-the-Flap Easter Stories for Young Children     Jesus is Risen!: An Easter Pop-Up Book     Little Ewe: The Story of One Lost Sheep     Looking for Jesus: A Manna and Mercy Easter Board Book     Make Room     Make Space for Jesus     Snuggle Time Easter Stories     The Story of Easter     

Lists of Resources

Illustrated Ministry's Holy Week Coloring Pages join a large library of coloring pages and posters to use during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Check them all out here.

Wild Goose Publications

The Iona Community offers numerous resources, spanning from Lenten devotionals, liturgies for Ash Wednesday, Mother's Day, Earth Day, and Holy Week to Easter; at-home family activities, and more.

In Our Library

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Easter Season

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