Whether it’s tulip bouquets at the grocery store or patches of green starting to show, we know that spring will be with us soon. Spring officially begins on March 20 (12:15 p.m. Eastern Time, to be exact). The editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies have already collected activities for catechists who may be itching to plan ahead for spring and Easter lessons. (Okay, we may be a little anxious for spring to arrive too.) Even if things don’t feel so spring-like where you live, you’re sure to be inspired with A Challenge for Spring.
Children of all ages like to help. A Challenge for Spring can help get Good News kids thinking about how they can help care for Creation. Have them complete the activity sheet. Then as a class, share the Springtime Prayer and brainstorm ways you can help welcome spring at your parish or school. Ideas might include organizing a spring outdoor cleanup or planting seeds to be transplanted into your parish garden. Children can also help with spring cleanup around the inside of your parish.
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