The Easter Resurrection Garden is a craft that’s been floating around Pinterest for awhile, and this year, I decided to make one with my girls.
They love gardening, and physical, interactive representations of stories are a great teaching tool.
Ever since we made the Garden, my daughter has been talking about it and asking me to tell Jesus’ story every time we to out into the backyard.
Plus, it gave them an opportunity to get their hands dirty. Pretty much an “all win” in my book.
So, here is our version of the Easter Resurrection Garden:
There are a lot of variations of this on the Net, and most of them include grass. We used flowers instead.
That may not make it geographically correct, but it matched our garden.
Anyway, the tools (which you see above) are pretty simple: some sort of large flower pot, a tiny flower pot, a rock, potting soil, and whatever embellishment you’re going to use, be it flowers or grass seed.
Fill your large pot with the soil, dig a bit of a hole to make room for the tiny pot, lay the tiny pot on its side, and cover it with the soil so that only the top of the pot is showing. This represents the cave. Place the rock near the mouth of the cave and add your embellishments.
My oldest daughter added even more flowers to her Resurrection Garden. She wanted some pink in there to go with the purple.
But, no matter how you decorate your garden, the main point is that you can use it to illustrate Jesus’ resurrection by removing the rock to show the empty “cave.”
I suggest reading a few Easter books, too, which is what we did. It was nice to go back and forth from our Garden to the colorful illustrations of the Easter story. Like these:
Have you tried this craft? Please share your stories with us!