Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Resurrection Rolls

A dear friend of mine sent me an email about these Resurrection Rolls and I couldn't wait to try them out with the kids. I held off, though, until today so that all the big kids would be home from school and we could talk about the meaning behind Good Friday and Easter. The kids had a lot of fun making these and it really helped them to understand the true meaning behind Easter. I can see that we definitely have a new Easter tradition :) Not only that, the daycare kids were so excited about how good they were that they can't wait to go home and make them with their own parents!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 pkg. Crescent rolls
Melted butter
Large marshmallows
Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls.
The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.

Give each child a marshmallow.
This represents Jesus and His purity.

Have the child dip the marshmallow in melted butter.
This represents the oils of embalming.

Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar.
This represents the spices used to anoint the body.

Then wrap up the coated marshmallow TIGHTLY in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll-up.but bring the sides up & seal the marshmallow inside)
This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 mins.
The oven represents the tomb. Pretend like it was three days!
When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN!
The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.

What a great way to share the Good News of Easter in a way that even toddlers can understand!!

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