today’s fast paced lives, we are so busy striving to live and be
happy that we often get lost in celebrations forget the spirit of
kids await Easter with great excitement, the Easter bunnies, egg
hunt, Easter goodies and all the happy things associated with Easter.
But not many of us take the effort to tell our children the story of
Easter, the story of passion and sacrifice, the story of Good Friday.
Friday, the Friday before Easer Sunday, is marked as the day Jesus
was crucified. Jesus took the punishment for all our sins and made
the ultimate sacrifice made by the Son of God for humankind. The day
is observed in dejection but not necessarily mourning. Although,
different families follow different things; some observe a fast, some
abstain from using modern day entertainment staying away from their
phones, computer, TV etc., some watch spiritual movies and listen to
spiritual hymns etc.
you have not been following any of the above but still want your
children to learn the spirit of Good Friday, here are a few
activities that will help you teach your child about the significance
and symbolism of Good Friday.
hot cross buns for breakfast. You can tell your children about the
priest who started the tradition by serving hot cross buns to the
poor and hungry every Good Friday.
your kids to do a good deed or a sacrifice that benefits someone in
need. This is one of the finest ways to observe a day that marks
penance God paid for man’s sins.
kids sing Easter hymns together.
a Good Friday camp where all kids from the neighborhood come
together, listen to the Story of Passion.
kids to make ‘thank you’ cards for Jesus.
kids the significance of sacrifice, and ask them to choose what they
would abstain from.