To celebrate Ash Wednesday the girls stayed home from school and after Mass we created our own Easter Garden! I've seen several versions of these on Pinterest and always wanted to make one. They are also called Resurrection Gardens. It's a great hands on way to tell your children about Jesus' resurrection.
First you will need a clay saucer and small pot.
Turn your small pot on its side. This will be your tomb.
Next you will need some potting soil. Fill your saucer with soil and mound it up around your tomb. Sorry for the messy pictures! 3 and 6 year olds and dirt!
In the meantime, my 6 year old was finding us twigs and rocks.
We tried gluing the twigs to make the Crosses but they didn't stick so we ended up using twine. A hot glue gun would probably work too.
We used moss to cover our garden. I've seen people plant grass too. We are instant gratification types.
Glue your moss all over to cover the soil. Then add your large rock to the side of your tomb. We added little pebbles to make a path too.
I decided the moss looked a little sloppy so I gave it a haircut.
We stuck our crosses through the moss along the backside.
I decided to display it on our entry table so everyone can see it coming and going.
I just love the fresh green it adds and of course the meaning!
Blogging again has really got my creative juices flowing. I hope I'm inspiring you to try a few new things also! I've got a lot more coming for Spring!