As children enter your worship area on Easter morning, give them each two wooden paint-stirring sticks. Direct the kids to an area where an adult will help them hot glue the sticks to create a cross. After telling the Easter story, have children each use a permanent marker to write on their cross what it means to them that Jesus is alive. Then take the kids out to your church’s front yard where they’ll press the crosses into the dirt to create a garden of crosses. This is a wonderful surprise gift to your congregation in remembrance of Christ’s resurrection.
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