Resurrection Garden

  I am posting this earlier this year, because last year we ALMOST didn’t get enough grass growth by Easter to be pretty.

  This Tomb scene was our Centerpiece at Easter Dinner! {it had more grass then this}

Resurrection garden

   This was a really fun hands-on activity that all my little people could help with, and unlike the Stringed Easter Eggs, it kept their attention. Plus, what a great way to keep the focus of Easter on CHRIST, in the midst of Easter Egg Hunts and candy!   

Here is what you’ll 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 (Yeah right, good luck!)
  • Spray water bottle

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  You can tell from the following photos, that these were taken last year, my how everyone has changed! 🙂

  First, prepare your tray and “tomb”.  Some people glue the pot to the tray, but Dale just wanted to use sand, and it worked great, clever man!

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Everyone is excited to help!

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Next, mound your potting soil until it forms a hill, leave the front of the tomb soil free. Pack down tightly.

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Sprinkle grass seed all over your soil.

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Try to avoid the sandy area in front of the tomb.

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Lightly cover seeds with more soil.  Add small rocks to the bare sand area, going into the tomb if you’d like.

Place in a sunny place, (Away from your chickens or your mischevious 2 year olds!!!!) and water daily with a mister bottle.

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   If you want, you can make crosses out of nails wired together like this:

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Or you could do twigs like the original picture shows.

We waited to put our crosses on top because we don’t want them to get rusted. They are a special gift Destiny got from her adopted Grandma, Esther.

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

That Jesus died for you and me, but death had no hold on Him!  

Hallelujah!!!!!

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  How fun that on Easter morning when we wake up and celebrate HE HAS RISEN, they have a visual of the empty tomb that they have been taking care of.

~T

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