Grow your own Easter celebration garden

If your family celebrates a traditional Easter, we’ve got a great school holiday activity that will get the kids outdoors. This mini-Easter garden includes the three crosses of the first Easter, and an empty tomb depicting the resurrection of Jesus, three days after his crucifixion. The inspiration for this activity comes from Jocelyn Miller’s book, I can make things for Easter.


  • Large terracotta saucer
  • Small terracotta pot
  • Grass seed
  • Potting mix
  • Stones/pebbles
  • Old stockings/tights
  • Twigs from the garden
  • Rubber bands


1. Mix the grass seed into the potting mix. 

2. Pour the mix into the stocking.

3. Trim the stocking and tie a knot.

4. Arrange the stocking over the pot in the saucer to form a hill.

5. Make the crosses by affixing twigs together with the rubber bands.

6. Insert the crosses into the hill (filled stocking).

7. Arrange a stone next to the empty tomb (pot).

8. Water the mini-garden regularly and wait for the grass to grow. (It may take a few weeks).

9. Decorate your garden with anything you like.

Happy Easter!

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