Resurrection Garden

Easter is fast approaching, and no offense to the Easter Bunny, but we try to skip his part of Easter as much as possible.

That is why we like activities like making a Resurrection Garden for the centerpiece of our Easter table!

It’s simple, it’s fun, it’s great for kids, and it points to the real reason we celebrate.

Here is what you will need:

  • Terra cotta mini pot for the tomb
  • Terra cotta tray
  • Small pebbles
  • Grass seed
  • One small bag of potting soil
  • Small twigs or nails and wire
  • A round or oval rock about the size of the tomb entrance
  • Spray water bottle
  • Crosses, made of sticks, nails or purchased

First, prepare your tray and “tomb”.  Some people glue the terra cotta mini pot to the tray, but hubby just wanted to use sand, and it worked great, clever man!
Next, mound potting soil over the pot until it forms a hill, leave the front of the tomb and inside the pot, soil free

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Pack down tightly, then sprinkle grass seed all over your soil.

Lightly cover seeds with more soil.  Add small rocks to the bare area, and going into the “tomb”.  Place in a sunny place, and water daily with a mister bottle.

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The directions said it would only take a week or so for grass to grow, but this was not the case for us.  It was several weeks longer.  This MAY be because I kept forgetting to have the kids water it, oops.

 

Once you have a nice grass base, add a homemade cross of sticks or nails.

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This was such a fun project for us and a GREAT reminder of what we are celebrating this month….

 

That Jesus died for you and me, because He longs for us to be in eternity with Him!

 

But Death had no hold on Him!

 

He is risen, Hallelujah!!!!!

 

 

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Tonya is a mid-west Mom of 4. She is a self-proclaimed Ice Cream Aholic and may or may not have 8 half gallons of the “good stuff” in her deep freeze at all times. She is into natural remedies, trying new recipes, limiting TV time to promote reading, “Slow obedience is NO obedience” and making all those little moments count with her family. You can find her blogging at 4 little Fergusons, www.4littlefergusons.wordpress.com or on her facebook page, 4 little Fergusons.

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