Margaret Pritchard Houston, families' pastor at St George's Campden Hill, offers creative ideas for Palm Sunday:
"In the church I grew up in, there was one coming of age ritual for girls that was more important than any other. Confirmation? Rite 13? No ... it was the year you finally were deemed old enough to read the part of the Servant Girl At The Fire in the congregational reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday. That's when you knew it was time to put away childish things.
The reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday is often an emotional experience - we go from proclaiming Christ as King to calling for his crucifixion in a head-spinning 20 minutes. If your children have Sunday School on Palm Sunday, here's one way to create that experience for them in an interactive, memorable way."
Mary Hawes, the National Children's Adviser for the Church of England has sent round this list of links to resources for the coming season, from Lent, through Mothering Sunday up to Easter. It's pretty conclusive, but if you have suggestions for more sites then please do get in touch!
www.realeasteregg.co.uk/download has lots of free resources. The Jesus and Me Trust have produced 500,000 copies of a CD about Easter, 10,000 of which have been made available to the Real Easter Egg company to distribute. Click here to find more details of the resource and try it out online.