Family Activity

God's Garden

Jesus used an image from gardening to make his point. When the owner wanted to cut a fruitless tree down, the gardener interceded. With a little more care, the gardener seemed to say, and the tree will become fruitful. Just give it time and care.

March and April are times of new growth (depending upon the climate). Trees get new leaves. Flowers spout. Use the image of new life to focus on personal growth. How have your family members grown, like a flower? What is new in life, like spouts on a tree? Cut flowers and tree leaves out of construction paper. On them write down new growth of family members. Glue the flowers and leaves on a poster that has a tree drawn on it. Create a garden scene with the flowers and tree leave. Title the poster "God's Garden." Use the project to discuss growth of the spirit during Lent.