I created a printable booklet for the Stations of the Cross for children in my pages section. If you see any problems with the files, please let me know. The original is an older version that the copyright has expired, but it had the same images, just in b&w.
This is a family favorite. For this Lent we made a Stations box from Joe and Irene Starrs and will be printing out the Stations cards from Kathryn to put into the box (see this 4Real thread for details) coupled with our flip chart. It’s all so very tangible, and my four-year-old wants to pray them everyday.
Stations of the Cross Box by Joe and Irene Starrs:
Station 1 Jesus is Condemned to Death – a string to represent the rope used to tie Jesus’ hands
Station 2 Jesus Carries His Cross — a small cross
Station 3 Jesus Falls the First Time — three band-aids in the box to represent Jesus’ three falls. He explained it to my toddler (almost 2 at the time) as band-aids for Jesus, who fell down and “hurt the knee”.
Station 4 Jesus Meets His Mother Mary – a plastic rosary to represent the Blessed Mother
Station 5 Simon Helps Jesus — small wooden heart painted red to represent Simon’s generous help in carrying the cross.
Station 6 Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus — Joe took a rectangular piece of white fabric (cut from one of his old undershirts, actually) and drew the face of Jesus on it
Station 7 Jesus Falls the Second Time — bandaid
Station 8 Jesus Comforts the Women of Jerusalem — a tissue for their tears
Station 9 Jesus Falls the Third Time — bandaid
Station 10 Jesus is Stripped of His Garments — a small square of purple felt to represent His purple cloak
Station 11 Jesus is Nailed to the Cross — a large nail
Station 12 Jesus Dies on the Cross — a crucifix
Station 13 Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross — a laminated holy card depicting Michelangelo’s Pieta
Station 14 Jesus is Buried – a stone to represent the stone rolled in front of the tomb