This week with your family, make resurrection rolls as a fun way to share the story of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus! A Resurrection Rolls recipe is provided below. Follow the directions and script to walk through each scene of the Easter story.
- 2 cans of crescent rolls
- 16 large marshmallows
- ½ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Tell kids the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection as you prepare the rolls together:
- “Jesus is God’s Son who was sent to earth to pay the price for our sins. He never sinned. The white of this marshmallow represents the purity and sin-free nature of Jesus.”
- “After Jesus died, his body was prepared for burial. After He was buried, His friends prepared Him to be buried with oil and spices.” (Dip the marshmallow in butter, then in sugar and cinnamon.)
- “Jesus was wrapped in linen cloth and placed in a tomb with a large stone rolled in front.” (Wrap the marshmallow in a one triangle of dough, covering it completely like a ball or rock.)
3. Complete the process for all 16 triangles and marshmallows as you review the story.
4. Place the pan of rolls in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow rolls to cool.
5. “After three days, His friends went to visit the tomb, but the large stone was rolled away. 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, the marshmallow has disappeared, leaving an empty “tomb.”
6. Remind your children that the rolls are sweet, just like the love God has for each of us.
7. Follow up by reading the Easter story together from Luke 22-24 so that your kids know the true story, and that Jesus died for them and wants to forgive their sins if they are ready to ask Him. Share your salvation testimony with your kids.
8. Finish by praying together and thanking God for sending Jesus who died for our sins and came back to life so we can have life forever.