Tuesday, March 26, 2013
How to Explain Crucifixion to Your Kids (And How Not To)
Mom.me about the challenges of explaining the Easter story to kids. While I was researching ideas for teaching the Passion, the Crucifixion, and all that fun, I came across a couple truly terrible suggestions from Christian parenting bloggers and teaching sites. Here are some of the most memorable (with links omitted to protect the innocent):
1. Parading around the backyard with your family, reciting prayers while taking turns carrying a giant wooden cross. Not included in the post: suggestions for where to buy a giant wooden cross.
2. Have the parents pretend to be Jesus and Pilate, respectively, while the kids yell "Crucify him!" No mention of the 39 lashes, thank goodness.
3. Make a "Stations of the Cross" coloring book. Okay fine, I'll link to this one.
For God Spam-approved talking points, go to Mom.me. Happy Resurrection!