Monday, March 19, 2012

Create an Indoor Easter Garden

I’m posting this with permission from Rochelle over at www.discoverthescriptures.com She is amazing first of all…. and we LOVE the Discover the Scriptures products at our house!! Enjoy! Happy Parenting! Love, JL~

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CREATE AN INDOOR EASTER GARDEN WITH YOUR KIDS!

Easter is only a few weeks away! Start celebrating now by helping your children see symbols of Christ in the new life springing up all around them.
Celebrate Easter
Discover EasterCelebrating Easter is more than just getting an Easter basket full of candy on Easter morning. Easter is a season! It's a time to think about the life and mission Jesus. Plan time with your children to read the story of Jesus' last week together. Make Easter decorations and crafts that will help them remember significant events in the life of Christ. Most importantly, take time to think about the importance of the life of Jesus and what He did for all of us!
Easter Brings New Life
Easter comes at the beginning of spring every year. It's a time when we think about new life: the new life of plants and flowers springing up in the garden, and the new life that we can have because of Jesus' sacrifice for us. It's a great time to plant an "Easter Garden" indoors. Plant your Easter Garden early and watch it grow all spring! All you need is an egg carton, some potting soil, and a little grass seed.

Plant an Easter Garden
Paint and decorate a cardboard egg carton. Fill the egg cups with potting soil. Sprinkle grass seed on top of the soil and pat down. Then add a little more soil to cover the seeds. Use a spray bottle to moisten the soil thoroughly.
Close the lid and put your "seed garden" on a plate in a warm place. Moisten the soil each day, and keep the lid closed until your seeds begin to sprout. After your seeds sprout, move your garden to a sunny spot and keep the lid open. Moisten the seedlings once or twice a day.

As the grass grows taller, decorate your garden with small toy animals, silk or plastic flowers, jewels in the grass, action figures, or anything else you can come up with.
Jesus Brought Life
Discover EasterRemember that Jesus brought life to the world! "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life!" Jesus overcame sin and death for us so we could live with God again. He died and was resurrected--bringing new life to the world! When you see signs of spring popping up all around you, remember that Jesus died to set us free!

This craft idea was taken from "Discover the Joy of Easter," which is available at: www.discoverthescriptures.com.

SAMPLE PAGES FROM DISCOVER THE JOY OF EASTER

Our newest resource, "Discover the Joy of Easter" will help your family put Christ at the center of your Easter celebration this year. Enjoy reading the Easter story together (from an LDS perspective), and making kid-friendly Easter crafts and recipes that focus on Christ. Learn how kids from around the world celebrate Easter and start some new traditions of your own!

You can download sample pages and see project photos at our website. Start your Easter adventure today!

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