This year, in order to keep the focus of Easter on Jesus, we made resurrection rolls. They are a simple and tasty way to walk your little ones through the story of Easter.
So go gather up your ingredients. All you will need is:
Marshmallows (however many rolls you will be making, we did 8)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While your oven preheats begin sharing about Jesus' death on the cross.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and then place your crescent rolls onto the sheet. You will want them separated based on their pre-cut triangles. As you lay them out, explain that the dough is like the cloth that they wrapped Jesus' body in.
Now for the hands on part, which my kids love. Give them their marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus. It is white and pure, to show that Jesus was without sin.
Have the kids cover their marshmallows in butter to represent the embalming oils.
Then take their covered marshmallow and roll it around in the cinnamon sugar which symbolizes the spices that were used to prepare his body for burial.
Now place your marshmallows in the "cloth". Make sure to close them up securely. Remember that this represents how they wrapped Jesus' body.
Place your rolls in the oven which will represent the tomb. Bake for 12 minutes.
While you wait for your rolls, read John20:1-18.
Jesus is Risen!