I know Easter is over, but any activity that celebrates The Resurrection is worth doing any season of the year. Here is our Resurrection Garden that we made several weeks ago. I placed it in a herb planter, and I spent only about ten minutes making it!
Good Friday: Resurrection Garden
First, I placed three crosses in our herb planter. I made them by attaching sticks from the backyard together with hot glue.
After we had placed the crosses in the planter, we talked about Christ’s death on the cross with Ben. But, we assured him that in three days a special surprise would occur!
Easter Day: Resurrection Garden
If you regularly read my blog, you may have seen the beautiful Easter book by Brian Wildsmith that I featured (see my review). Wildsmith’s book stood out in my mind for its vivid colors representing the glory of the Easter story. I decided that I wanted to use Wildsmith’s Easter artwork as my inspiration for our Resurrection Garden.
Using leftover colored Easter Egg shells, I covered a small plastic container with dirt and the colored shells to create a tomb. Then I placed a rock over the entrance.
I added some flowers from our yard to add even more color.
Once the tomb was ready, we told Ben to come outside and see the surprise in the Resurrection Garden!
We asked him, “What do you think is inside the tomb?”
I love the look of surprise on his face. He said, “It’s empty!” And then as a family, we retold the story and talked about Christ’s resurrection!
How did you celebrate Christ at Easter with your children?
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