Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter Triduum activities for parents, children

In the Catholic, Orthodox, some other Christian traditions, the penitential season of Lent is concluded with Palm Sunday leading into Holy Week and culminating on Easter Sunday. This most sacred and somber week includes the Easter Triduum, with Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday or Easter Vigil. I converted to Catholicism 19 years ago and homeschooled our four children for 10 years. My children tell me that some of their favorite memories center on our Holy Week observances. Our annual "give up for lent" had far-reaching positive impacts. For families looking for the full Palm Sunday-to-Easter experience, here are missionary outreach activities from my journey to guide you. These activities have merit for non-Catholics, as they help bring families closer together. They raise awareness, develop empathy and teach compassion. Some kids missions activities count toward school required student volunteer service credit hours. Read more at Holy Week, Easter activities for parents and children 

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