Sunday, March 24, 2013

Resurrection Rolls

He is Risen!!!

 For the last several years I wanted Easter to be a bit more than just egg hunts, bunnies, candy filled baskets. I wanted to make sure our kids knew the true meaning of Easter. That our Savior Jesus died for us ALL. I am a hands on kind of person and love visual ideas to get a point across. So I was thrilled a few years ago when I ran across Resurrection Rolls on a blog. They were a hit the first year we made them as a family and have become a family tradition for Good Friday morning. They are quick. easy and yummy. While the rolls are baking, we read the Easter story from the Bible starting with the last few days of Jesus' life. This is a great way to reinforce Jesus' death. When these rolls are finished baking they are empty just like Jesus' tomb!

You will need only 6 items:
crescent rolls

Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll.
                   This represents the tomb.

Each child takes one marshmallow.
                     This represents the body of Christ.

Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

                This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed
                 with upon burial.
Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
 Make sure all seams are pinched together well. It will look like a ball. 
(This is a REALLY important step! Otherwise the marshmallow will “ooze” out of the seams)

Bake according to package directions.

Isaiah carrying them to the oven

Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!! 

Celebrate God’s love!

" But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

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