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Easter Craft Highlights Jesus’ Resurrection and the Empty Tomb

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For this Easter craft, children create mini Easter gardens. In the process, they retell the Easter story and celebrate that Jesus’ tomb was empty.

Enjoy this hands-on Easter craft that helps kids celebrate our living Savior, Jesus Christ!

Easter Craft: Mini Garden

You’ll need:

  • Bible
  • shallow dishes or trays (1 per child)
  • garden soil
  • moss, cut grass, or sand
  • craft sticks
  • glue
  • small pots
  • flat stones large enough to cover pots
  • egg-carton cups (or other small containers)
  • small flowers
  • gravel


First, have kids each fill a tray with soil. Have them arrange the soil to make a hill on one side of the tray and a flat area on the other. Cover the soil with moss, grass, or sand.

Make crosses with the craft sticks and glue. Then place them on the hilltop. Press the small pot into the “hillside” to make a cave or tomb. Place the stone over the mouth of the tomb.

Next, press the egg cups into the soil around the flat “garden” area. Fill them with the small flowers. Use gravel to make a path to the tomb to show how the disciples ran there on Easter morning.

When the scenes are completed, gather children around the Easter gardens. Then retell the Easter story. As you tell about the rock being rolled away, have children move the stones from their “tombs” to show that they’re empty. Jesus is risen!