Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preteen Easter Craft: Mini Easter Garden Published: March 7, 2016 We use this Mini Easter Garden craft to help children remember the garden tomb that the women visited early on Easter morning. For each child, you’ll need a shallow dish or tray; garden soil; moss, cut grass or sand; craft sticks; glue; a small pot; a flat stone large enough to cover the mouth of the pot; egg cups (or other small containers); small flowers; and gravel. Preteen Easter Craft: Mini Easter Garden First, fill the trays with soil, and 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. Then 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, and place the stone over the mouth of the tomb. Press the egg cups into the soil around the flat “garden” area and fill them with the small flowers. Using the gravel, make a path coming from the tomb to show how the disciples ran there on Easter morning. When the scenes are completed, gather children around the gardens and retell the Easter story. When the part of the story is read where the rock is rolled away, have children move back the stones from their tombs to show that they’re empty. Susan Grover Rancho Santa Margarita, California Looking for even more great ideas for Easter? 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!