Today isn’t only the first day of Spring (*cheer!!*) but this year it also marks our 12 day countdown to Easter morning. Sort of like Advent for Easter, the kids and I will do a different activity, project, or story each day as we prepare our hearts for Easter morning.
Since today is the first day of Spring, and Spring is associated with “new life,” and new life is basically what we are celebrating for Easter (Jesus’ new life, and our new life in Christ,) today lets celebrate new life and new beginnings. Today the kids and I will begin a project that will grow throughout our 12 days of Easter, our Resurrection Garden.
Like a seed has potential for life, but does not actually have LIFE until you add water and sun and it begins to grow, in the same way we can have everlasting life through the Water of Life, the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” John 11:25-26
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
We use bird seed for our garden, because it’s something we have on hand and because the millet in it grows very quickly. You can purchase grass seed if you would prefer. The rest is pretty self explanatory. In a few days, you will begin to see new life springing forth from your garden.
Over the next 12 Days I’ll be sharing other activities and resources for Easter. But I want to open up the comments for you to share your own resources and activities. How do you celebrate the coming Easter holiday?
Image Background Source: Single Wooden Cross by Kim Newberg, Public Domain