Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sharing the Easter Story with Children

We made Resurrection Rolls today!  I'm sure you've seen this recipe, as it is all over the web; however, I want to share it here, anyway!

What You'll Need:

Crescent Rolls
large marshmallows
melted butter
oven, preheated to 350 F.

What You Do:

Give each child a triangle of crescent roll dough.

The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in for his burial.

Give each child a marshmallow.

The marshmallow represents Jesus, who was pure and sinless.

Have each child dip the marshmallow in melted butter.

This represents the oils used for embalming.

Have each child dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

This represents the spices used to anoint the body of Jesus.

Wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll.  (Bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow totally inside.)

This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.

Place pan of rolls in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

The oven represents the tomb.  Tell your children that Jesus was in the tomb for 3 days and nights.  You may want to make these the night before and leave the pan of rolls in the oven overnight.  (Let the oven cool down first!)

When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloths) and discover that "Jesus" is no longer there.   (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but like the tomb, It is EMPTY!)



Donna G. said...

We made "Resurrection Cookies" basically with egg whites so that the inside comes out hollow, too. Conrad said he thought we put marshmallows in the center, but I don't remember ever doing that. Maybe Conrad made them with you one year. =)

PS. I'm saving this post.

Joshua said...

Hannah really looks "sweet"

Rebecca's Refining said...

How fun! :)

I have a recipe for resurrection cookies that I have always wanted to try - but they have nuts! Of course, now that Amber is away, and I could make them, I don't think about it!

A great "visual" for learning a very important truth!

tlmalcolm said...

I love the hands-on and visuals of this! Hopefully I'll remember when the grandkids are older to try this recipe!

Hannah said...

That's nice, Josh... Those pictures of me are hilarious!!

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