It is our tradition every year to make an Easter Tomb during the week of Ash Wednesday. I’ve done it with my son since he was really, very young (too young to get it at all) and every year he expects it and can pretty much put it all together himself now!
Here is what we do!
Large oval pot
Regular size terra cotta pot
Large rock to cover the hole in the pot
sticks and twine to make crosses with
Fill the large pot with dirt and lay the other pot (the “tomb”) sideways on top of the dirt.
Sprinkle grass seed (and we also are trying lavender) around the tomb.
Place the large rock over the tomb.
Stick 3 crosses in the dirt
Wait for Jesus’ Resurrection! On Easter morning I always make sure to try and get up before the kids and open the tomb and lay a bit of fabric inside: Christ has risen, the tomb is empty!