How to Make an Easter Resurrection Garden for Your Kids

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How to Make an Easter Resurrection Garden (A Special Surprise for Your Kids)

  1. Take a planter and fill it with dirt.
  2. Take rocks, sticks, plants, moss and leaves to cover the dirt.
  3. Take a giant potato. (Yup, like from Idaho.)
  4. Chop the bottom off and carve out a little hole in the middle.
  5. Place it cut-end down. This will be the tomb where Jesus was buried.

This garden is a great reminder of what Jesus did for us—it looks pretty drab, right?

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Just wait! By Good Friday evening, the leaves started to look a little dingy. By Saturday night? They were looking downright pitiful. That night before my child went to bed we looked at our garden again and talked about how Jesus’ friends must have been feeling. Thinking back to when we made our garden—it seemed like a long time ago! This whole time Jesus had been dead and his friends were so sad—and scared and confused.

After my child went to bed I did a little doctoring to our garden …

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And when my daughter woke up she was shocked to see our garden alive with beautiful flowers and growth and LIFE! I loved seeing her little face staring at the flowers in amazement (instead of greedily looking through her Easter basket). I loved the waiting we did from Good Friday to Resurrection Sunday. I loved the gorgeous picture of LIFE and beauty the flowers gave us. I want my kids to know and understand what Jesus did for them on the cross. I want Easter to be as big and as exciting and (dare I say?) as magical as Christmas. This is just one way we’ve decided to help impress the greatest gift and miracle onto our children.

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Amanda White
Amanda White is the Jesus-loving wife and mom of two kids who blogs at to help you impress God’s Word on your kids’ hearts. She also wrote the best-selling ebook, Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands. It's an awesome advent tool, and way less creepy than the Elf on the Shelf. And what's even better than the Easter Bunny? Amanda's newest ebook: A Sense of the Resurrection: an Easter Experience for Families.