Can a roll tell the story of the resurrection?
By: Pam Bubeck and Jenny Fehn
We set out to find the answer with the kids during our K.R.E.W. meeting at Fishers Family Education Night!
We've found that the kids love to cook and bake with us. This year we thought we'd tell the story of the empty tomb and make Resurrection Rolls for Easter! Here’s the recipe and the story to tell while assembling the rolls. Enjoy and have fun celebrating the truth that our Savior is risen!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 Can of Crescent Rolls
8 large marshmallows
½ C melted butter
¼ C granulated sugar
2 TBSP cinnamon
The Story and The Process
Melt the butter. Mix the cinnamon and sugar. Prepare a work space for each child.
"Jesus is God’s son who was sent to earth to pay the price for our sin. He never sinned. After Jesus died his body was prepared for burial with oil and spices and wrapped in linen."
Prepare a crescent roll with a little butter (the oil).
"The white of this marshmallow represents the purity and sin-free nature of Christ."
Dip the marshmallow in butter, then in sugar and cinnamon.
"Jesus was wrapped in linen and placed in a tomb with a large rock rolled in front. Wrap the marshmallow in one triangle of dough covering it completely like a ball (rock)."
Roll the "rock" in cinnamon and sugar to taste.
Complete the process for all the triangles and marshmallows. Place in a cupcake tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. If you want to keep track of whose rolls belong to whom, make a symbol in the top of the roll for each child.
Allow rolls to cool.
"After 3 days, his friends went to visit the tomb but the rock was rolled away and two angels said, “why are you looking for the living among the dead?”"
Reveal that when you cut open a roll or take a bite that the marshmallow has disappeared, leaving an empty “tomb.”
Remind children that the rolls are sweet just like the love God has for us.
Follow-up by reading the Easter story together from the Bible so that children know that it is true and that Jesus died for them and wants to be their savior. Pray with children, thanking God for the gift of Jesus.
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