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Week 2

Enquire: into the cross as a special symbol for Christians.

The cross is important to Christians as:

  • A sign pointing to something 'Christian'.
  • A symbol summing up christian beliefs about Jesus' death, his sacrifice, the cost of forgiveness, a way or bridge to heaven.


Move: Explore making different shapes using your body. Than have a go at creating a cross shape using your hands, arms, legs or fingers?


Listen: What shape is a special symbol for Christians? Watch the video clip below.


Observe: Look at the crosses in the photos below. Which cross do you like best? Can you go on a cross hunt around your local area, maybe you will see a cross in the churchyard? I wonder how many you will find?


Make: Make and decorate your own cross using twigs or lollipop sticks.

A cross reminds Christians of when Jesus their friend died on a cross. Christians say a cross is a bit like a bridge because Jesus is their saviour (you can hear the word save in saviour), a friend who helps them get to a better place, the place where God is. Some Christians make a sign of a cross when they visit church or say their prayers. 

Sign of the Cross

Catholic video that teaches children the Sign of the Cross.

Different types of crosses:


“Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14)


Love, Friendship, Thankfulness, Respect, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Trust

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