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! :)
You will need:
1 package Crescent rolls (here is a coupon)
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.)
(Dip the marshmallow in butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture)
Then he was wrapped in linen cloth.
(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!)
(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.
(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?