Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our Easter Garden

I did not come up with this creative idea of making an Easter Garden with your child, but I think it's AMAZING, and the other day Cai and I created one together. I've been trying to figure out how to explain Easter to a 2.5 year old and this truly was the perfect way to do it, keeping them actively engaged and truly teaching as you go (Deuteronomy 11:19)

While making it we talked about Jesus, that he died for our sins, and was placed in a tomb. The people thought they had won. But, then God did a miracle, and Jesus conquered death and rose again! He now sits next to God in Heaven and prays for us.

Really, it can be that simple, and you can go into as much detail as you want, but the point is to point them to Jesus!

I also showed Cai the pictures from the Jesus Storybook Bible, and we will be reading the ones up to the resurrection this weekend as a family.

Cai enjoyed the mechanics of putting it all together as any boy would!

The fun thing about this was that all the supplies can be gathered from your yard or shed!

We used:
  • a large bowl
  • Garden soil
  • a small ceramic pot laid on it's side
  • small stones (from our shed floor)
  • rocks from the yard (larger stone to put across the ceramic pot)
  • moss gently scraped up from the yard
  • sticks hot glued into crosses and wrapped with twine
  • a small purple piece of fabric 
I hope to pass on the inspiration to others this Easter and encourage sweet talks with your children about our risen Saviour who is more powerful over any situation you face in your life!

He is risen!