I went looking for an Ash Wednesday coloring page and couldn’t find one I liked, so I created my own. You are welcome to download and print this one. (It was drawn on 9×12 paper, so shrink it to 93% to print on 8.5 x 11). The abstract fire at the bottom isn’t quite what I wanted it to look like -but hopefully it is child friendly .
We are looking forward to including children in our Ash Wednesday services. Children get it. A few weeks ago, one of our 2nd graders excitedly said to me,, “Ms. Christine, I know where everything comes from! Everything is made of matter.” How true! On Ash Wednesday we remember that everything and everyone is made of the same stuff.
How are you including children in Ash Wednesday worship? Please share your ideas!