Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fun Way to Teach our Children about the Resurrection

{A Post from my Archives -- this is from last year (when I still had a camera!), but we plan to make these again today.  This is a great activity to do with children!  If you are just too busy/overwhelmed preparing for Easter/Resurrection Day (which I totally understand), perhaps you can delegate this project to an older daughter (or son), aunt, grandmother, etc.  It is a really fun, low-stress project!}

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!)



Katie said...

We made these this week. It was a neat little way to tell the story of Christ's resurrection to my 3.5 yr old. Although, when we looked inside the empty roll, she asked if the marshmallow was alive too. ha!

busymomof10 said...


Glad to hear you made these! Don't children say the cutest things?? :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I've heard of these! I've got to try this with my kids next year. We used Resurrection Eggs to the kids the Easter story, but it is always fun to do something to eat, too. Kids love that kind of thing. Thanks for sharing. Glad you left a comment on my blog so I could come visit yours! Blessings, Jackie

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