Stations Of The Cross For Kids (Crafts And Activities)

Praying the Stations of the Cross is a great way to remember the true meaning of Lent with your kids. There are 14 stations of the cross, and it goes through the biblical passion story. It starts with Jesus being condemned to death, and ends with Jesus being laid in the tomb. Going through the stations of the cross is actually a special Lenten prayer, and it’s a really excellent one to do with kids! Let’s take a look at these ideas for Stations Of The Cross for kids

Attend Stations Of The Cross At Your Parish

If you have never attended the Stations of the Cross at your parish, I would highly encourage you to take the kids! Check your local schedule. It’s likely that your parish offers this every Friday during the season of Lent. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never been. It’s not as long as Mass, and they generally pass out a booklet that you can follow along with. You can print or bring some other child friendly stations of the cross resources along with you for littles to keep them engaged. 

A lot of parishes also offer a live stations of the cross each year. This is when members of the parish (generally the youth) act out all 14 stations of the cross. It can be a powerful experience, and you can check in with surrounding parishes to see when it is offered in your area.

Our parish starts with some Holy Week scenes outside (such as palm waving and the Last Supper) then go inside the church for the continued stations. The crowd becomes part of the scene by having lines such as “Hosanna!” or “Crucify Him!”, which is a powerful experience. I fully recommend actually attending a parish stations of the cross.

Stations Of The Cross- Kid Friendly Resources

I have a brand new set of printable stations of the cross for kids that is a super fun and EASY craft! These go together so quickly, stand up on their own, and they store flat so you can keep them year after year. You can print them in black and white or already in color. Grab your printable stations of the cross craft here

My very favorite stations of the cross resource for kids of all time is my DIY Station Of The Cross Eggs! They are so fun and interactive!

I actually also have a video about these stations of the cross eggs that you can watch here

 
I have a round up here of printable stations of the cross for kids.
 
Faith And Fabric has this easy and adorable Stations of the Cross magnet craft
 
 
Here is a collection of stations of the cross grotto crafts that you can make with kids. These are great to make once and keep forever for displaying during Lent!
 
 
You can also make a simple set of stations of the cross with votive candles! These are great for using at home, and you blow them out as you go. By the end, the room is dark, which is pretty awesome. 
 
 
This is  Stations of the Cross File Folder Activity great for preschoolers!
 
 
These free printable Stations of the Cross matching cards from Sara J Creations would be perfect for the file folder activity above!
 
 
This super easy stations of the cross craft from Familia Catolica is really cute!
 
 
She also uses this set to make a candle version of stations of the cross for kids.
 
 
Equipping Catholic Famlies has this super fun Stations of the Cross carousel craft. Wouldn’t this be the cutest Lenten centerpiece or even great for a Lenten home altar?
 
 
Look To Him And Be Radiant has this awesome printable where the Stations of the Cross become an inspiration for charity. Such a cool concept! 
 
This classroom set of Stations of the Cross silhouette art from Look To Him And Be Radiant is pretty awesome!
 
 
There are also several free and printable Stations of the Cross Games available that your family may love!
 
You’ll find all of my Lenten resources for kids here

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