Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Way of Light Mini Book
I am sure you know The Way of the Cross- fourteen events that walk us through the Crucifixion of Christ. We hang images of them in our churches and pray them on Fridays during Lent.
But did you know there is also The Way of Light? Fourteen events that walk us through the Resurrection of Christ and the events before Pentecost and focus on hope.
We put so much emphasis on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent that I think we sometimes forget that the season of Easter is actually longer and should be more special. When I heard about the Way of Light a couple of years ago, I knew that it would be a great theme to help carry the stories surrounding Christ's Resurrection into the entire season.
You can read more about The Way of Light here and here and here.
The first activity that I am posting for The Way of Light is a mini coloring book that contains the name of each station, a Scripture reference, and a picture. I am no good with drawing people, so most of the illustrations are of a symbol that would help kids remember that part of the Easter story. Coming up later this week, I will share more ideas for crafts using The Way of Light and hands-on projects for teaching the message of Easter.
Here are the fourteen stations:
Click on the image below for the free sixteen page mini book. Print double sided, cut in half horizontally, fold, staple, color, and celebrate!
Check back for more activities, printables, and crafts using the Way of Light to celebrate Easter.