With such a short week, and preparations for the long weekend, or the start of the school holiday’s for Victoria and Queensland, prepare in advance, so you just have to pick up the bag and go.
You might need
Black pencil, texta or crayon.
Journal or bank pages for drawing
May need to print
https://store.illustratedchildrensministry.com/collections/lenten-2018-resources/products/psalms-coloring-pages-8-5×11 (This series has 9 colouring in pages, including a simplified version for younger hands. They cover the Psalms in the RCL until Easter Sunday. I do suggest you purchase them, just remember the price is in $US so will be slightly higher and may attract an international transaction fee. You might like to share this product with other families or ask your congregation to purchase it for you.)
https://www.lostsheep.com.au/stories/the-way-of-the-cross/ colouring in page
THE WAY OF THE CROSS BY Andrew McDonough
Please God by Stephanie Carmichael https://www.koorong.com/search/product/please-god-books-for-little-ones-series-stephanie/9781925424041.jhtml
Are you my mother? by PD Eastman
The Lion Story Book https://www.koorong.com/search/product/the-lion-story-bible-sophie-piper-ruth-rivers/9780745964003.jhtml
The Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones https://www.koorong.com/search/product/the-jesus-storybook-bible-sally-lloyd-jones-jago/0310708257.jhtml
OLD TESTAMENT: ISAIAH 52:13-53:12
DRAW: create a Black on Black drawing.
You will need black paper and either a black pencil, crayon, or texta.
OR let them draw any part of this long reading that attracts them.
READ: Books for Little Ones Please God by Stephanie Carmichael
OR Are you my mother? by PD Eastman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98HB7J7V1bk
Every child knows that feeling of abandonment, talk to them about how they feel the they are separated from you.
PRAY: Dear God help me to remember you love me. Amen from Please God by Stephanie Carmichael
NEW TESTAMENT: HEBREWS 10:16-25
DRAW: a love heart
MAKE: a heart shape with your hands.
OR HEBREWS 4;14-16, 5:7-9
suggested from http://storypath.upsem.edu/lectionary-links-sunday-october-14-2012/
GOSPEL: JOHN: 18:1-19:43
READ/WATCH THE WAY OF THE CROSS BY Andrew McDonough
the free colouring in page at the bottom of the screen.
OR The Lion Story Book pp. 204-216
for Protestant use I would only use Mary in p.6 and delete p.7. or just use the empty cloth.
great way to express themselves in play. If the child is young, have this ready for them to just play with, print on thick paper so they can stand up by themselves and remember for hygiene reasons DO NOT use toilet rolls. If you really have time you can laminate for longer life.