I love Easter.  I love doing meaningful activities to celebrate the most important holiday in our Christian walk.  I want to prepare our hearts for Easter. I loved this when I saw it and added it to our Resources and Activities for Easter.

You have probably seen the pictures on facebook and pinterest about the Easter Resurrection Garden. I love the idea, so we made one two this week…one for each boy.

Credit: Melissa Holt

It would have been better to have made it earlier so the grass could be bigger, but hopefully we will have a little grass before Easter.

Thanks to We Are That Family for the great tutorial.  The picture came from Melissa Holt. Thanks!

This is a great project for Easter and we loved making it, as we talked through the Easter story.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Materials needed:

  • Terra Cotta/Clay mini pot (for the tomb)
  • Terra Cotta/Clay tray
  • Potting Soil
  • Small Pebbles (our bag said “sand”) from the floral department
  • Grass Seed
  • Large Rock (to cover mini-pot)
  • Twigs (to make crosses)
  • Glue gun
  • Spray Bottle

Easter Resurrection Garden

Lay the clay pot on its side to represent the tomb. Pour potting soil around it and form a hill in the back for the crosses. Pack it down…ours keeps settling.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Spread rock/pebbles around the front.  Sprinkle grass seed generously on the potting soil.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Place a large rock in front of tomb.

Form three crosses out of sticks using a hot glue gun and place on hill above tomb. (The boys added another cross with a verse)

Easter Resurrection Garden

Spray with water daily. Hopefully in about 10 days, grass will grow.

I love this meaningful way to celebrate Easter!  If you don’t have time for the grass to grow or would like another version of the garden, visit here.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Another great book that you might like is A Sense of the Resurrection~a new book to help you intentionally celebrate the the Resurrection!

Experiencing Easter


How about you?  How do you intentionally  celebrate Easter?



Linking up with:  Time Warp WifeRaising Arrows, Raising Homemakers, A Wise Woman Builds Her Home, Deep Roots at HomeThese Five of Mine plus Two, Weekend Whatever

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About Mary Clendenin

Mary Clendenin lives on the family farm with her husband and 2 sons, whom she home schools. She enjoys farm life with her guys, gardening and making memories with her family. She loves to help others learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, learn about natural remedies and how to do business at home. Mary believes that home and family is your first ministry and a legacy that will live on long after you are gone.


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