I’ve been trying to teach my kids about the Stations of the Cross this lent, and it’s going really well! We just came up with these Stations of the Cross eggs, and I’m so excited about them!!!
Station 2: Jesus carries his cross. Popsicle sticks cut down with scissors and glued into a cross shape.
Station 3: Jesus falls the first time. A band-aid.
Station 4: Jesus meets his mother. A Miraculous Metal, which has Mary on it. (For my preschool class, we used small wooden hearts with a Mary sticker on them. You could also paint a Mary peg doll, or use a rosary, or even just use a small blue piece of felt to symbolize Mary).
Station 5: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross. A hand-shaped button hand for Simon being a “helping hand”. (You could also just cut out a hand shape from paper).
Station 6: Veronica wipes Jesus’ face. Scrap of fabric with Jesus’ face sketched on it.
Station 7: Jesus falls the second time.Another band-aid.
Station 8: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. A tissue to dry their tears.
Station 9: Jesus falls the third time. Another band-aid.
Station 10: Jesus is stripped of his garments. A small garment cut from felt with a piece of embroidery floss tied around it. (This doesn’t have to be all “cutesy” like our garments- it could just be a square piece of felt).
Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross. A nail. (I actually bought a big box of masonry nails at my hardware store because I love how square and old-fashioned they looked. The perfect “Jesus nails”!)
Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross. A small plastic crucifix, usually used to make rosaries.
Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross. A picture of Michelangelo’s Pieta. (I just printed pictures from the internet and laminated them with packing tape).
Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb. A rock- for sealing the tomb. (I did have some actual decorative stones from the Dollar Tree, but you could easily use a piece of gravel or something from your yard).
And if you’re not the “do it yourself” kind, you can order sets of Resurrection Eggsthat are already made, although you can’t buy stations of the cross eggs.Pin It