No Bake Easy Easter Snack & Resurrection Activity For Kids

He He Risen Easy Easter Snack & Activity for Kids

Easter is one of my favorite holidays!  I love everything about it!  I try to make sure that the reason behind the season isn’t lost in all the jelly beans and Easter Eggs.  If you are looking for a quick and easy snack and activity to do with your children or a project for Sunday School at church this one is always a big hit!

No Bake Easy Easter Snack & Resurrection Activity For Kids

Resurrection Snack and Activity For Kids

Start with a Graham Cracker and spread on some green tinted icing.  Green grass is always very Easter-ish! :)

Easy Resurrection Snack and Activity for kids Easter

Then we add a doughnut to represent the tomb that Jesus was buried in.

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Then we added half of a doughnut hole to represent the rock that had been moved to reveal the empty tomb.  And for fun we added a toothpick with the words “He Has Risen!”.

He has Risen snack and Resurrection Activity

This project is quick to hold the kiddo’s attention, a great lesson, easy for the small kids to make and fun for the big ones to want to make one too!  Feel free to decorate with green coconut for grass, flower sprinkles, or fun Easter toppers!

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Party Bark Treat Recipe

Party Bark Blue Jar

Want to know my go to treat for any holiday or celebration?  Party bark!  It’s so easy to make (it takes just minutes to put together!) and is a fun, festive touch.  Plus, it’s delicious.  And incredibly addicting.  So if you are making for a big group make sure you double!

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The ingredients are simple.  M&M’s, pretzels, white chocolate and sprinkles!

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Step 3 Rainbow Bark

Yeah.  It’s really that good.

party bark If you’ve made it this far without it disappearing – congratulations! :)

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RAINBOW BARK JAR BLUE

At this point you have 2 options.  Put it out for everyone to enjoy or stick it in a jar so you can hide it.  You can tell which route I like to take.  :)

RAINBOW BARK LOOKING DOWN INTO JAR

Isn’t it pretty?  So colorful! Party Bark green

If you are looking for some fun ideas to customize:

Use holiday sprinkles (they even have themed sprinkles like butterflies, flowers, heck, they even have Spongebob sprinkles!)

Customize the M&M’s to your holiday or event (We’ve even made these as teacher gifts and made the M&M’s our school colors!) Amazon is a great place to order them!  You can order all blue, yellow, green etc.  You can order directly from M&M’s but it can get a little expensive!

Use food coloring to color the white chocolate.

RAINBOW BARK NAPKIN

If you are giving them as a gift you can put them in a treat bag with a colorful ribbon or even small Mason Jars.  I love the jars!  Print off a cute label for the tops and you have an instant adorable gift!

party bark blue Or you can leave it as is.  Because it looks pretty darn festive already! :)

Party Bark Green Jar

Party Bark Treat Recipe

Party Bark Treat Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 oz of M&M Mini's
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 16 oz white chocolate chips (1 1/2 bags)
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a 9X13 baking dish with wax paper.
  2. Spread 3/4 cup of M&M's out in the baking dish.
  3. Crumble up the pretzels and add to the M&M's. You don't want to crush them too much!
  4. Melt the chocolate chips. Just microwave for 30 seconds and stir until melted.
  5. Pour the chocolate on top of the M&M's and pretzel mixture.
  6. Top with the remaining M&M's and sprinkles.
  7. Put the dish in the refrigerator to set.
  8. After it has set, cut into pieces and it's ready to serve or gift!
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Resurrection Rolls – A Fun (and Yummy) Easter Tradition

Resurrection Rolls a fun and yummy way to teach the Easter Story

I wanted to make sure to share with you one of our favorite Easter traditions – making Resurrection Rolls!  This is such a fun and yummy way to teach the Easter story!  Plus, it’s so incredibly easy! :)

Resurrection Roll ingredients

You will need:

1 package Crescent rolls (here is a coupon)
8 Marshmallows
4 tbsp melted butter
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

The How To:

Melt the butter and put the cinnamon sugar mixture in a bowl.  Grease your baking pan and pre-heat the oven according to the crescent roll directions.  (You can read John 19 if you would like!)

Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus.  After Jesus died on the cross he was prepared for burial.  Back then that meant using oil (the melted butter) and spices (the cinnamon sugar mixture.)

Resurrection roll butter

(Dip the marshmallow in butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture)

Then he was wrapped in linen cloth.

Cinnamon coated marshmallow Resrrection Roll

(Place the marshmallow in the crescent roll.  You will need to wrap it up tightly and pinch it shut.  You will want to make sure that it is sealed!)

resurrection roll

(Place on a cookie sheet.)

Then, he was placed in a tomb (represented by the oven) and a large rock was placed to block the entrance (the oven door).

(Close the oven door and cook according to crescent roll’s package instructions)

On Sunday morning, the third day, Mary Magdalene and several other women went to the tomb.  When they arrived, they found the tomb had been opened already.  When they went in, they did not find Jesus’ body and the wondered what had happened.

Suddenly, two angels appeared.  The women were terrified, but the angels said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; He has risen!  Remember how He told you that He would be turned over to sinful men, be crucified, and rise again on the third day!”

The women ran back to tell Jesus’ apostles what they had seen.  Peter and one of the other apostles went to the tomb to see for themselves.  They looked in and saw the linen cloths that Jesus’ body had been wrapped in but nothing else.

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(Open your roll!  Jesus – represented by the marshmallow – is not there! He has risen!  All that is left are the linens he was wrapped in – the roll.)

We do this every year and it never gets old!  It’s such a fun way to bring the Bible alive and really helps kids understand the Easter Story!

Do you have any Easter traditions?

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Candy Filled Cupcakes – Perfect for all of that leftover Halloween Candy

Candy Filled Cupcakes - Awesome idea for all of your leftover Halloween candy!!  Super easy too!
So I’m sure most of you have had lots of candy.  And sometimes you think — what are we going to do with all of this candy.  Have no fear.  Make cupcakes!  {I know because you need MORE sugar added, right?}
But these are the yummiest and most fun cupcakes to eat.  Why because they are a surprise!!
You don’t know what you are going to get until you take a bite.
And did I mention – easy?  You can use any mix.  Any recipe.  Any icing.
Here is the recipe I used.   It is a really easy, yummy yellow cake cupcake mix.  (If that made sense to you!)
Candy Filled Cupcakes
(This will make 12 cupcakes)
You will need a big glass of milk for these candy filled cupcakes!
YUM!
Ok, so this one was after a few bites!  But see all of that caramel-y chocolate-y goodness?  Yeah.  AMAZING.

Candy Filled Cupcakes - Perfect for Leftover Halloween Candy!

Candy Filled Cupcakes - Perfect for Leftover Halloween Candy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (I used 1 tbsp -- I love vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Candy of your choice! I used chocolate covered pretzels, 3 Musketeers, M&M's, Twix, Kit Kat, Snickers, Milky Way and Dark Milky Way

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Use electric mixer and beat egg and yolk and sugar about 2 1/2 minutes. It will be thick and cream colored. *Do not under mix! It lightens the texture!
  3. Mix in oil and vanilla until blended. Mix in sour cream until no white streaks are left.
  4. Add flour mix.
  5. Fill cupcake pan half full. (A little neater than mine!) :)
  6. Pick out your candy!
  7. Place candy in cupcake.
  8. Fill back up.
  9. Bake at 375 for about 16-18 minutes.
  10. Cool and frost.
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Basic Icing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups butter
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Beat butter.
  2. Add powdered sugar.
  3. Beat.
  4. Add vanilla and 1 tbsp milk.
  5. Beat.
  6. Add more milk as necessary.
  7. This makes a big batch!
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