What a glorious day Easter is! To think that God himself became a man… and then died a horrible death to pay for my sin. But Easter is that glorious day to celebrate the fact that Jesus, although He died, was raised from the dead. The Living God.
This tip is for those of you who, like me, want to give their children a better perspective on Easter – the truth – rather than just visions of baskets, bunnies, eggs, and candy.
Try these “Resurrection Rolls”…
1 package crescent rolls
8 large marshmallows
sugar and cinnamon mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Give each child a triangle of crescent roll dough. This represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in. Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus. Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter, which represents the embalming oil. Next, dip the marshmallow into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. This represents the spices used to anoint Jesus’ body. Tightly wrap the marshmallow inside the roll and be sure to seal it shut so that there are no openings. This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body for burial after His death. Place rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet and put into the oven. The oven represents the tomb. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes (pretend it’s been three days!).
Remove the rolls from the oven and allow them to cool slightly. Let the children open their rolls (the burial cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there! He is risen! You can let the children know that the sweet taste is a reminder of His sweet sacrifice for us!