One of the many traditions that we enjoy celebrating during Easter beside egg hunts and dyeing eggs is remembering that, Jesus is alive. We have an Easter countdown (you can find it here: Easter Countdown for the busy family) and we end with Resurrection Rolls or some people call them Empty Tomb Rolls. In the past, we have used the Family Life Resurrection Eggs that are great for kids to understand the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Read to them the account in the Bible where Jesus was crucified in John 19: 38- 20:9. We use The Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition when we do devotionals with our kids.They have lovely videos to go with each lesson. Once you get to his death use this object lesson for a hands on activity on what happened when he was buried and resurrected. Get your kids in the kitchen with you and have fun!
- Your favorite roll recipe: here’s my favorite roll recipe or a refrigerated crescent rolls – this is the cloth he was wrapped in
- cinnamon – spices his body was covered in
- sugar- spiced his body was covered in
- butter- oil they used on his body before wrapping it
- marshmallow – his perfect sinless body
1. Take melted butter and dip marshmallow in it.
2. Dip the marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar (mix together) and explain how his body was covered in spiced to prepare him for his burial.
3. Take a small golf size lump of dough or a crescent triangle. Explain this is the cloth his body was wrapped in. (make sure the marshmallow is completely covered in the dough.
4. Dip in cinnamon sugar again just because it taste good.
5. Place in the oven. This is the tomb/cave. Bake per your rolls instructions.
6. When they are done open up the tomb and take a look the body is gone. (the marshmallow has melted).
Celebrate! He is alive and enjoy the delicious roll.
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