“The experienced illustrator subscribes to the principle of the application of the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. Should inspiration whisk down your chimney, be at your table. The first ten thousand drawings are the hardest. Put another way, you have ten thousand bad drawings within and should expel them as quickly as possible.”  -Wallace Tripp

The sixth Sunday after Pascha remembers the story of the young man who was born blind.


  • scissors
  • cardstock
  • paper clips
  • scotch tape
  • magnet tape
  • crayons or markers

Print the main handout on cardstock. Students can color the handout, and each should be given an eye that is already cut out. They can also color the skin parts around the eye.  A paperclip should be scotch-taped onto the back of the cardstock where the healed eye will go. Then these healed eyes also will have a magnet on the back. The students will be able to use the craft to tell others that Jesus gave the blind man new eyes to see. They also should know and say that the man learned to see that Jesus is the Son of God.

This is the pdf of the blind man.  This is the pdf of the healed eye.

This week I have a simple maze to illustrate the water that was in Jacob’s well.  When St. Photini went to find it she was given something much greater.

Click here for the pdf.

Well, Bright week is done, and I am just now posting this.  We did celebrate, feast, and ignore the blog.  If you would like to see more photos from Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church visit here.

A photo I took during Vespers tonight.  Tomorrow we celebrate the Triumphal Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem.

We all went home with oil on our forehead and with a palm branch.  Tomorrow we have a pot luck meal instead of church school, so I don’t have a craft this week.  Enjoy the feast!

The Crucifixion and Resurrection with tomb.

Trio blocks, Hero Factory robots, and toilet paper.

No one told him to do this.  It was solely his idea.

St. Mary of Egypt.

My time ran out, so all I have is a coloring page with a little text adapted from a post on Fr. Stephen Freeman’s blog.  The life of St. Mary of Egypt is so amazing, and could be done in church school in several ways.  I have an idea for a game and also a craft using magnets, but some of my ideas will just have to wait for next year.  Isn’t it great to go through Lent and to celebrate the resurrection every year.

Click here for the coloring page.

You could have the kids glue sand on the landscape to show that St Mary went to the desert to pray.


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