40 Ideas for 40 Days – Lenten Activities: Palm Crosses

This is another Palm Sunday/Holy Week Lenten activity.

For this one, we go to a Web site called King of Peace and learn how to make palm crosses.


Palm Crosses

This activity comes to us from King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, Georgia. This is something that can be done with children and families right after Palm Sunday Masses or at religious education classes held during Holy Week.

For this activity, click here.

You may also want to share what Lisa Hendey at Catholic Mom says about Palm Sunday/palm crosses:

Every year on Palm Sunday in our Catholic churches, we receive palm fronds which have been ritually blessed as a wonderful part of our Palm Sunday liturgy. You can create a special family tradition of your own by incorporating these blessed palms into an art activity to be cherished by your family for years to come. Taking time with your children to discuss the true meaning of Palm Sunday and to prayerfully fashion your palms into a piece of art will be a memory they will treasure and look forward to each Lenten season.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.


  1. I’m glad you said to do this activity after Mass. Every Palm Sunday, it seems like everyone in church is fashioning a cross out of the palm frond. Even before they can participate in the liturgy.

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