Monday, 27 February 2012

Crosses on Water - Lent with Kids

This is the second of the children's work activities I'm doing during Lent and Easter. This Sunday was Lent 1 and the gospel reading was Mark 1:9-15 which is all about Jesus' baptism.  On the theme of baptism and water I decided to have an activity floating crosses on water.  The crosses float for the whole week, allowing us to be washed clean anew by the spirit with Jesus.

Here are the steps we took in the craft:

1. Take the piece of craft foam and draw the shape of a cross onto it

2. Cut out the cross shape

3. Use the first as a template and make another in a contrasting colour

4. Float the two crosses together on the water

5. Pray over the crosses Jesus we remember your baptism and your father's proclamation of you being His son.  This week help us know that we are washed clean and guided by the spirit.  Amen.

Rachel made her own style of cross which I love, here are her creations

1 comment:

RedTedArt said...

What a lovely craft to celebrate Easter and involve your child in what Easter means.

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!