Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preschool and Elementary Easter Activity: Easter Cross Garden Published: November 2, 2010 Your entire congregation will enjoy this surprise Easter cross garden from your preschool and elementary-aged children. You’ll need: Two wooden paint sticks per child, hot glue gun (adult use only), hot glue, and permanent markers. Preschool and Elementary Easter Activity: Easter Cross Garden As children enter your worship area on Easter morning, give them each two wooden paint stirring sticks. (You can usually get collect these for free from a hardware store.) Direct the kids to an area where an adult will help them hot glue the two sticks to create a cross. After telling the Easter story (or showing children this animated video), have each child 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 such a wonderful surprise gift to your congregation in remembrance of Christ’s resurrection. Susan Grover San Juan Capistrano, California Looking for even more great ideas for Easter? Then check out all our Easter posts. And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!