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


  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!


Everyone is excited to help!


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


Sprinkle grass seed all over your soil.


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


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.


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


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.


 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!  



  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.




5 thoughts on “Resurrection Garden

  1. I have seen this around the past few years and think that it is a GREAT idea! I think that we are going to have to do this,this year! What a great way for the kids to learn about Easter and the real meaning instead of just coloring the eggs!
    I am going to write my list right now and we will get our stuff this weekend!:)

  2. I really like this, what a way to show your children the real meaning of Easter. We tend to put more more attention on their baskets and decorations. You should explain very thing as you put it together and the children will always keep this tucked into their little brains. Love it!

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