I’ve seen various versions of Resurrections Gardens sprinkled around Pinterest for years now. Some are the full size, some mini versions and some with animals, flowers and even little people. Every time I see one, I have a deep desire to make one with my girls. Could there be any better way to remind us of what this Easter season is really about?
In year’s past, the girls were either too young, we got too busy or I simply forgot. I was thrilled to learn that this year my daughter’s class would be making these. As a room mom, I was even more excited to get to participate in the activity and see exactly how these beautiful gardens are made.
The gardens were super easy and actually very quick to make. They were completed in only about 30 minutes and they were beautiful, even before the grass began to grow. I hope you will make one with your family (it would make a fantastic Spring Break project) and I know you will be as blessed by it as we have been.
1 – 10 in plant saucer (plastic or terra cotta is fine)
1 – 4 in terra cotta pot (do not use plastic)
Small pebbles (pea gravel works great)
1 flat stone at least 4 inches wide
Potting soil (use what’s in your yard even!)
Brown Twine or yard
Grass seed (or wheat grass seed which I’ve heard grows overnight!)
Place your pot in the middle of your saucer laying on its side and fill your saucer with potting soil. Mound the dirt into a small hill over the side of the saucer. The pot should have at least an inch of dirt over it. Take your twigs and cross them into a cross shape. Loop your yard around where the sticks intersect until your cross holds its shape firmly. Place the crosses in the dirt in a row of 3. Take the pebbles and sprinkle them around to make a pathway to the tomb or in any way that you like. Sprinkle the dirt with grass seed. Lastly, using a spray bottle, wet the dirt with water. Place your garden outdoors in sunlight and be sure to continue to water it with a spray bottle each day. In about a week, you will see the grass begin to grow!
Did you try this Easter activity? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!
*Note: from what I can tell, this idea originated from the Facebook page of Melissa Holt. Below is the original picture of this idea. Thank you for such a inspiring Easter activity!
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