Book Activities, Crafts, and Lessons

Children make Pascha basket covers and enjoy other book activities at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Photo: Nicole Davis May

You are free to print and use all of the book activities, worksheets, and projects on this page for the children in your family, your class, or your parish, and to link to them from other websites.

Crafts for all ages

Easy Pascha basket cover project
Making a Pascha basket cover with fabric paint and ribbon
Make a simple Pascha basket cover using ribbon, rick-rack, and fabric paints.

Embroidered Pascha basket cover
A simple design for a Pascha basket cover
This simple design is easy enough for beginners. And it’s free. You can find more patterns for Pascha basket covers in our webstore.

Glass icon project
paint blue
Make an icon of the Theotokos at the foot of the cross, using the traditional Romanian reverse glass technique.

Pascha ornaments
Pascha ornaments made from blown eggs
Learn how to make Pascha ornaments using blown eggshells or wooden eggs.

Pysanky eggs


Watch a tutorial and learn how to make Pysanky eggs.

Lesson plans for middle school

Pysanky lesson plan
Learn about pysanky eggs.

Literary analysis
Practice literary analysis skills using Catherine’s Pascha. Exercises are keyed to Common Core standards.

Sunday school lesson plans

A set of five lessons on unity and diversity in the Church, built around Catherine’s Pascha. The lessons start with an introduction to the idea of unity with diversity, and culminates with an oral history created by interviewing older people in the parish or in the students’ families.

Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4Lesson 5

Worksheets and coloring pages

Same and different

Two pictures in each row are the same and one is different. Find the one that’s different.

Two pictures in each row are the same and one is different. Find the one that’s different.

Same and different 2

Three pictures in each row are the same and one is different. Find the one that’s different.

Three pictures in each row are the same and one is different. Find the one that’s different.

How many?

Count one, two, or three items in each picture.

Count one, two, or three items in each picture.

Word search
Find the hidden words.

Coloring pages
Hagia Sophia
Holy Trinity Church, Antarctica

St. Spyridon and the Church of the Resurrection, Santorini, Greece

Coloring page
Color a picture of Catherine carrying a basket of eggs

Read More

Embroidered Pascha Basket Covers: Learn about Pascha basket covers and blackwork embroidery.

Paschal Greetings: Learn how to say Christ is risen! and Indeed He is risen! in many languages.

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