I love to do Easter activities with my kiddos to help them remember the true reason we celebrate this holiday! It’s easy to get wrapped up in egg hunts, coloring eggs, and the Easter bunny (all of which we enjoy) but we always try to spend some time reflecting on Jesus!
We made the Easter Story Cookies last year and while the kids loved making them – they didn’t taste as good as they would’ve liked! So, we went back to the Ressurection Rolls this year! These are by no means an original – in fact, we did these at church years ago but they are such a great way to remind your kiddos of the Easter message and they taste great!
One can of crescent roll dough
Read John 19 while the oven is heating up. Unroll the crescent rolls – these represent the cloth that they wrapped Jesus in. Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus – pure and white because he was without sin. Roll the marshmallow in melted butter (symbolizes the embalming oils) and then in the cinnamon sugar which represents the spices used to prepare the body for burial. Then wrap it in the crescent roll making sure to pinch it together tightly. (No need to worry about the shape of the roll.)
Put the rolls into the tomb (oven) and bake according to the package directions. While baking, read John 20: 1-18.
Open the tomb when finished and let them cool. Then break apart and discover that the body of Jesus (marshmallow) is gone! Jesus is risen!