How to Make a Resurrection Garden (Easter Crafts for Kids) - Christ Centered Holidays

How to Make a Resurrection Garden (Easter Crafts for Kids)

Do you have a child who loves to garden or to play in the dirt? Then he or she will love to make a Resurrection Garden–a perfect Easter craft for children that tells the true Easter story of Jesus’ Resurrection!

Plus, I’ll share other awesome Christian Easter Bible studies, Easter games and Easter crafts for kids that make it easy to teach kids about the Resurrection.

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What is a Resurrection Garden and How Can It Teach My Kids About Easter?

A mini Resurrection Garden is a recreation of Jesus’ tomb in the rock during His burial. Using a variety of basic garden supplies (including planting soil, rocks, and grass seed), children create a mini scene of Christ’s tomb and his eventual resurrection from the grave.

The cool part about Resurrection Gardens is that, as kids water their mini Resurrection Garden each day, children see the garden come to life: the grass seed quickly sprouts and covers their “tomb” with abundant spring life.

You can see why Resurrection Gardens are a perfect analogy for the story of Easter itself–new life springs from Jesus’ sacrifice!

Resurrection Garden Instructions & Supplies

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A Resurrection Garden can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, but here are the basic supplies needed to make one garden.

Resurrection Garden Supplies:

Resurrection Garden Instructions:

1) Help your kids choose several rocks for their Resurrection Garden. They will need several flat ones, including one large flat one that will cover the “tomb” entrance.

The girls had so much fun with this! Look at them c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y laying out those rocks. LOL!

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2) Place potting soil in a plastic gardening tray or shallow clay pot.

3) Lay smaller clay pot (or plastic cup) on its side on top of the soil with its “mouth” facing out (this is the “tomb”). Bury it slightly with more soil.

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4) Arrange stones (to make a pathway to the tomb) and sticks (on top to make a cross). Place the large flat stone across the mouth of the small clay pot (the tomb).

5) Sprinkle grass seeds all over the potting soil (especially in the area where the tomb is).

6) Water the soil each day and watch your plants grow. On Easter Sunday morning, be sure to “roll the stone away” from the tomb’s entrance!

Sample Resurrection Gardens for Inspiration

Looking for more ideas of how to put together your Resurrection Garden as a fun Easter activity for kids?

Check out these lovely DIY Resurrection Gardens (each with a different take on this easy Easter craft for kids):

DIY Mini Resurrection Garden from We Are That Family

Resurrection Garden from Farm Wife Crafts

Easter Garden Tutorial from The Frugal Homemaker

Easter Tradition: Create a Resurrection Garden from Kids Activities Blog

Other Christian Easter Activities for Families

Other Fun Easter Crafts to Teach Kids About the Resurrection

Looking for other fun Easter activities, Easter games, Easter Bible studies and Easter crafts for kids?

If you want easy, practical ways to teach your kids about the true Easter story, you’ve got to check out the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources!

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This amazing set of printable Easter Bible studies and Easter activities for families gives busy parents everything they need to teach kids about the Resurrection, including printable Easter resources for:

  • Christian Easter Egg hunts
  • Resurrection Tree Activity
  • Christian Easter Coloring Pages
  • Easter Bible Study Lessons Printables
  • Easter Bible Verse Cards
  • and so much more!

Purchase Easter activities printables by themselves, or with one of two Easter Bible study printables. Get just the Christian Easter resources your family needs with the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources!

Learn more about the Christ Centered Easter Family Resources here. 

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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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