The Happy Home Fairy has a great all around tutorial on Christ centered Easter Activities. It started on April 1st but you can easily cater it to the Holy Week. She has the free printables which are adorable, instructions, and a downloadable supplies list. I love them!
Palm Sunday - April 13
Find out about Palm Sunday by clicking HERE. The biblical account of Palm Sunday can be found in Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; and John 12:12-19.
This lady at A Holy Experience has a beautiful and simple Grace Garden tutorial with lovely pictures that you and your children can follow to make on Palm Sunday which is this Sunday! It is so pretty and you make a cave where Jesus was entombed. You can plant wheat grass in it so the kids can see it grow. On Good Friday the children put a stone in front of the hole of the tomb and on Easter Sunday they roll it away. Christ Is Risen! I love this idea!
Traditional foods for Palm Sunday can include figs, hearts of palm, and Pax Cakes
The Holy Monday and Tuesday
Lots of information on the week of Easter can be found at The Holiday Spot. Holy Monday is when Jesus overturned the tables of the sellers in the Temple. Tuesday is when the Pharisees tried to trap Jesus into saying blasphemous anti-God statements.
These are more somber days and can be simply commemorated by reading the passages that describe them. Matthew: 21:13
The day that Judas accepted the silver to betray Jesus. This is a somber day HERE is a printable coloring page. And HERE are more Christian Easter Coloring Pages at Raising Our Kids. Readings Luke 22:3-6, Matthew 26:6-15
This is the day said to be when the Last Supper occurred. There are tons of ways to celebrate the last supper where Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. One way is for the whole family to wash each others feet after reading the passage. Also sharing grape juice and breaking bread. Baking a loaf of bread would be fun and we are going to make Hallah. Here is a good link to information on foods of the Last Supper. http://www.rainbowcastle.org/maundyth.html
The day Christ was crucified. Over at Whole New Mom a collection of Healthy Easter Desserts. Also at Catholic Inspired she has several Craft Ideas for Good Friday.
There are so many traditions for Easter Sunday and the day is usually so full for everyone with church and Easter egg hunts that I want to keep anything else really simple and quick. One is to have cupcakes, cake, or pie with trick candles for each person. As the children try to blow out the candle and it relights you can explain how Jesus is the light of the world and everyone thought his light had gone out but it hadn't! Greet everyone you meet with He Is Risen!