Easter is approaching and it’s a perfect time to make a mini resurrection garden. I love tailoring our home school studies and every day activities with the current season and holiday. Last year I saw
mini resurrection gardens popping up on blogs here and there, and I knew I wanted to make these with my boys this year.
This photo is an update…and what ours look like after a week and half. The grass took off! We are going to have to trim the grass pretty soon.
Creating a simple mini resurrection garden is a quick 30 minute project, that will have lasting impact and memories beyond all the Easter bunny festivities.
There is nothing quite like getting our hands dirty and working with some soil and natural elements to bring us back to focusing on the Creator of all good things. My boys had a blast working on this project and I am sure we will be making these again. Once our grass sprouts up in our gardens and we approach Good Friday we are going to roll the stone across the tomb opening, and read from Matthew in the Bible.
Maybe you would like to try one of these gardens with your kids? I was wishing I had made one myself and added in some flowers and plants to mine. I might still do that!
This sweet mini garden is a great visual and tactile way to keep the reminder of Easter in your home. Here is what you need to make your own.
Mini Resurrection Garden Supplies
- Shallow potting dish
- Small 4 inch terracotta pot
- One large rock from your yard for the tombstone
- Potting soil
- 6 small stick pieces from your yard for crosses
- Grass seed
- Hot glue or twine for making crosses
- Moss and small rocks, or whatever you want to find to decorate your mini garden
how to make a mini resurrection garden
- Lay the small terracotta pot on its side to the back of your larger potting dish
- Mound up the potting soil to make a hill above the tomb. Have the kids move and pat the dirt all around as you see in the photos above.
- Add moss and rocks where you like. (my boys wanted to have some moss in the tomb for Jesus to lay on… you gotta love it!)
- Sprinkle with grass seed. (my boys got generous with this!)
- Mist all the grass seed with water ,so it gets really moist, and will start the sprouting process.
- Hot glue crosses together for the kids and have them stick those in last.
- Spray your garden daily as needed to get the grass to sprout and keep it fresh.
- Put in a sunny spot of your house. It’s too cold for outside here in the Northwest!
I hope you enjoy this Easter project as much as we did. I have to say, that even if the grass doesn’t take off, I still love the natural and symbolic look of these sitting in my house.
Here is our updated photo after just a week and half of misting our grass see daily!
Most of all…Enjoy the wonder of the Easter season.
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The Better Mom