Lenten Family Activity of the Week

Crown of Thorns

To encourage children to perform good deeds and make small sacrifices, make a “crown of thorns”. Twist a rope of tan modeling clay into a circle and then stud it with toothpicks. If you are feeling particularly crafty, you can create your crown out of twigs and twine. There are several options available to you, but be sure that you use removable toothpicks as your “thorns”.

Each time a family member makes a small sacrifice or does a good deed, pull out one of the toothpicks “thorns” out of the “crown”. 

Try to remove all the thorns by Good Friday.