This is a specially designed journal to help children deepen their understanding of Holy Week.
Allow children choices in the ways they respond. e.g. if a child wants to draw a different picture I simply make spare paper available and we staple it into the journal.
This is all about prayerful reflection and responding in a deep way.
They can draw, write personal responses or make-up prayers- some extra pages are provided for this as well.
We want to encourage individual faith responses from children.
When using journals such as this one I don’t mark spelling mistakes – I just record mistakes for treating at a later date.
We do have sharing times but only children who are comfortable share their work. Some of their responses are intensely personal so I respect their right to privacy.
I like to put myself through this process so I generally write as well and share some aspects to encourage children.