Stations of the Cross Kit- Activity for Children

I have been seeing this idea all over the place for small children, and I love it! The idea is that you have a different symbol for each station. It reminds me of resurrection eggs :-) I just had to do this with my 4 year old daughter! You can easily make your own Stations of the Cross kit!

Our completed and decorated box :-)

Here are the objects we used to symbolize each station:

Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death. We used a piece of twine to for binding Jesus' hands.
Station 2: Jesus carries his cross. We tied 2 sticks together with some string.
Station 3: Jesus falls the first time. Symbolize this with a band-aid with a "1".

Station 4: Jesus meets his mother. For this we used a tiny Mary statue we already had, but you can also use a rosary.
Station 5: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross. We cut a hand out of construction paper and wrote "helping hand" on it.
Station 6: Veronica wipes Jesus' face. Just take a scrap of fabric and sketch Jesus' face.
Station 7: Jesus falls the second time. A band-aid with a "2".

Station 8: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. A tissue to dry their tears.
Station 9: Jesus falls the third time. Draw a "3" on a band-aid.
Station 10: Jesus is stripped of his garments. I usually see this symbolized with a purple piece of felt, but in the version we printed Jesus is wearing red, so we used a square of red felt.
Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross. 3 nails.

Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross. Symbolize this with a crucifix. One of those small plastic ones for rosary making would work very nicely. We already had this one.
Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross. A picture of Michelangelo's Pieta.
Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb. We symbolized this with a rock- for sealing the tomb.

If you're looking to print out this set of stations of the cross that we used, see my  post on Printable Stations of the Cross for Kids.

 That's it! Just find something to keep it in so you 
don't loose the pieces. We had this great purple box and 
decorated it with an old calendar and Catholic stickers.

 By the way- I didn't invent this idea myself...
I was inspired by all of these amazing women!

I love how Growing With My Girls painted a 
peg doll of Mary for "Jesus meets his mother"!

I got my idea for Simon's "helping hand" from
A Natural History Home. Love their box!

Pondered In My Heart put their stations of the cross
symbols into purple bags- They used hearts for symbolizing Simon!

Cherished Hearts at Home used rosaries to

Love this version from Lord that I May See! :-)

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  1. Lacy, thanks so much for sharing this post! How sweet to see all your ideas here, such a blessing to many. Thank you for recommending the Catholic Toolbar also, priceless! God Bless!

  2. Oh I like the printable ! will give the kids an activity so I can finish off my friday writing ;-)
    Thanks so much . I love the cirular box by the way . Very nice

  3. I linked up... however I felt a little guilty because I did not create any new ideas- I just did a couple cute activities I had found recently- hope that is okay! I am hoping to get more creative soon! :)

  4. i just had to share that your little wooden Mary really struck me! See here:

    i made her for *last* Advent. Of course I got my original idea from Jessica (shower of roses), but other than that i chose all the colors etc. ( i suppose they're not just *my* colors! LOL)

    anyway, i just thought i'd share :)
    Blessed Lenten season to you :)

  5. This idea was great! I made one for my girls this lent! If you want, stop by and see what we did! :)

  6. HI Lacy,
    I finally blogged about the Stations of the Cross bags that I did with our little ones in our homeschool group! I linked up to this post and combined ideas to come up with a version of the stations of the cross bags that fit our group. It is scheduled to be posted tomorrow, Monday, April 18 so check my blog then if you get a chance! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas!

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