Activities exploring Holy Week and Easter
Easter is a very important festival in the Christian calendar.
Over the period known as Holy Week, services are held in churches and elsewhere to remember events in Jesus’ life leading up to his death on Good Friday.
Easter Sunday is also a big day as Christians celebrate their belief that Jesus rose from the dead.
It is difficult for Christians to meet together to mark Holy Week and Easter this year and at the New Room our services in the chapel and activities planned in the museum can’t go ahead.
So if you would like to explore Easter at home, here is a list of useful resources to look at and download.
Happy Easter from the New Room Education Team!
For All Ages
The Methodist Church – Holy Week At Home
Family friendly activities for each day of Holy Week.
Key Stage One
Palm Sunday – Dan the Donkey (video and questions from BBC KS1 assembly material)
RE Today – Easter For KS1 (video and questions linking with BBC KS1 assembly material)
Bible Society: The Seriously Surprising Story
RE:start – Make an Easter Garden
Key Stage Two
RE Today 1 – What is Easter? (activities featuring BBC Bitesize material)
RE Today 2 – Jesus’ Journey (with an art/RE focus)
St Albans Cathedral – How to Make a Palm Cross
Mark Stennett –The Easter Story in Lego
New Room – Easter Prayer Decoration
Key Stage Three
RE Today – Exploring Easter
RE:Quest has produced a series of five short films.
These tell the story of St John and his scribe documenting the events of Holy Week.
Resources to go with these films can be found here
Fun Stuff for Everyone