Community made artwork from the Christian Community in Ireland. Working together with a working image and a goal, this fig tree was created as a Monday image.
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, she became hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.
20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither at once?” 21 And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
Matthew 21: 18-22
An Activity for Palm Sunday and Holy Week
In each package* is a pouch of wheat grain to soak and sow for easter grass. Easter grass is traditionally planted on Palm Sunday and nurtured over the Holy Week until Easter Sunday.
Growing your own Easter grass is a simple process that anyone can do. Growing your own wheat grass has long been a tradition in Waldorf circles as a way to welcome spring.
Supplies needed to grow your own Easter Grass
The most important step: soak the wheat grain overnight
Make sure to soak the wheat overnight. The night before you plan to start your basket, place the wheat grain in a bowl and cover them with water to soak overnight. Make sure the water covers them completely as they will soak it all up.
In whatever you are planting in, add a couple inches of soil, and then top with the soaked wheat grain. Cover in a VERY thin layer of soil.
Make sure the grain is still nice and moist. If not, spray them with a water sprayer.
Make sure to keep spraying the grain with water. Don’t let them dry out or they won’t grow.
On the very next day after you’ve planted the grain, you should already notice them growing! Make sure to keep them moist as they grow. Just keep spraying them with water. You might have to water them every day. Or even twice a day.
See how fast this grass grows! And use the growing green blades of wheat to decorate your easter table, nest your boiled or chocolate eggs among them, and celebrate the spring and the return of life!
* because we couldn't hold an Easter service for the children, we sent them parcels with Easter activities and goodies!
As we cant open our doors and welcome the children for the childrens service this Easter, this year we are bringing Easter to the children with parcels for each with easter grass for planting, dyes for eggs, an Easter story, a felted or sewn gnome, a beeswax egg candle, and a little something sweet, along with a letter for each child from our priest. The packages will all arrive by tomorrow (Friday) for the festive season...
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