We’re just a bit more than halfway to Ascension. Most of us have caught up on our sleep. We’ve gone back to work and school and all the other obligations of our lives. But it’s still Pascha!
If you’re a homeschool family, here are some ways you can use Catherine’s Pascha to incorporate Pascha into your lessons and activities. And not just for little ones! Tweens and teens will enjoy some of these as well.
And if you’re not a homeschool family, look through the list anyway. You’ll find some things that your family will enjoy, and that will work with your schedule and your family’s needs.
- Plan a meal using only foods mentioned in Catherine’s Pascha. (Don’t forget to read the “frames!”).
- Have hot dogs and cheese curls and chocolate cake for lunch.
- Make honey bunnies.
- Make bacon-wrapped dates.
- Use the corner motifs from Peter’s Basket to make an embroidered table runner or napkins.
- Create a glass icon using the traditional Romanian reverse glass techniques.
- Make egg ornaments.
- Learn about pysanky eggs.
- Place each church in Catherine’s Pascha on a world map or globe.
- Select one of the churches in Catherine’s Pascha and learn as much about it as you can. (This page will help you get started.) Write a brief paper explaining what you learned.
- Some of the illustrations in Catherine’s Pascha include animals. Select one of the animals, and research its range, habitat, diet, and behavior. Explain whether it was realistic to include the animal in the illustration.
- What portions of the Paschal service did Catherine sleep through?
- Who is the patron saint of Catherine’s parish? How do you know?
- In Catherine’s Pascha, Pascha is celebrated when the moon is full. When is the next time there will be a full moon on Pascha?
- Use Catherine’s Pascha to practice the basic techniques of literary analysis.