Stations of the Cross for Children

If you are interested in a Way of the Cross for Children, I have one here. I wrote it, so please give me credit if you share with others. If that link doesn’t work (I’m new to this file sharing technology), email me and I will send it to you directly.

I love the stations of the cross, and we do them every Friday during Lent. If you have never tried it, maybe this is the year to start.

I’ve been trying to put together a booklet with these stations plus tips and suggestions for doing them at home or in a group setting. If you have any questions about the stations or comments on how your family does them, please leave them here so I can be sure to address them or incorporate them in this future work of mine.

My stations are intended to be flexible for different ages. I do not think that a family with all children under the age of 5 should read every single word in the document and say every single prayer. But most children are fascinated by the movement from station to station and the genuflecting. And many 3 and 4 year olds are quick to pick up the line “Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.” I have lots of other ideas about doing the stations with children, so perhaps I will do a special post every Friday this Lent to hopefully inspire you.

9 thoughts on “Stations of the Cross for Children

  1. Thanks, Michelle! We pray the Stations at home as a family on Fridays we can't make it to our parish. My kids were asking if we were going to put our Stations up again this year. It's a lovely tradition. We'll be using your version, this year.

  2. I just saved a copy to our computer. Thank you!!! This will be great in addition to making a little Stations box I've seen with things for little hands to hold (lots of other bloggers have shown it, and I linked to some in my “Lenten Plans” entry – yours is FANTASTIC. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for this! I am having night sickness instead of morning sickness and this may come in very handy if I can't make it to our parish Stations.

  4. Hello,

    I teach kindergarten at a Catholic School and am always looking for a good way to share the Stations with my students. I could not open the file, however. Would you mind sending it to me? Thank you very much.

  5. Thanks for sharing your version. This looks very similar to what we did at home last night. We usually go to our parish, but the roads were snow packed and slippery last night so we decided to stay home. It's great to have something simpler to do at home with the kids!

  6. This rocks! I linked here and to a handful of other great posts on my weekly roundup – such awesome ideas!!

  7. I was looking for a set of Stations to use with my First Holy Communion Class, and I came across this. Thank you so much for sharing.

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