Check out this Sunday School Craft for Easter!
Using a reusable plastic container (I used one that sandwich meat comes in.), fill container with 3 cups of potting soil.
Ask the kids to use their hands to make a hill in their garden with the soil. Sprinkle soil with grass and flower seeds. Using a spray bottle, spray the seeds with water until they are wet.
Place an empty egg shell in the garden. This is the tomb.
Have students cut out a 'stone' out of gray cardstock paper. Using a computer (or have the students hand write) 'Easter Garden' and 'He is Risen'. Place signs on cardstock for extra support. Have students decorate their signs.
Hot glue or tape Popsicle stick and/or a toothpick to the back of the signs.
To make the cross, take 2 Popsicle sticks and break one in half. Using scissors, curve the edge of the broken stick to match the existing side. Hot glue short stick on top of the long stick. Students can color cross purple or leave plain. I added a purple ribbon to my cross.
To make a paper banner around the container, cut a piece of purple cardstock paper about 2" wide and long enough to fit around. Have the children color the strip and then tape onto the container using double stick tape or masking tape.
Stick the cross into 'hill' (the 'hill' actually looks more like a mound in the garden). Place the stone next to the tomb. Add in the 'Easter Garden' and the 'He is Risen' signs. The garden is complete!
Have the students retell the Easter story using their garden.
Be sure they remember to water their garden everyday, remembering the real meaning of Easter...Jesus Lives!