Friday, March 29, 2013

How To Make Resurrection Rolls & Teaching The Kids about Jesus' Story

Last year I found the idea for Resurrection rolls online. I thought it would be a cool way to show my kids the story of Jesus, and start a new tradition. What better day to make them then on Good Friday, right? Most people have heard of The Easter Story, or some variation of it. It's something that is important to us and something that we want to instill in our children. Easter isn't all about the candy and a giant bunny but about Jesus and what he did for us. He was beaten and hung on a cross so that we can be forgiven. So today we sat down with the kids and my nieces and told the story and let them each make their own roll.

What you will need: 
1 pack of crescent rolls (the linen they wrapped Jesus in)
 big marshmallows (Jesus' body)
1 tbls of melted butter 
  2 tbls of cinnamon and sugar (the spices they used when they wrapped Jesus)

First preheat the oven to 350 or 375 according to what the package says. While you are waiting for the oven to be ready read John 19 (we use a children's Bible)

Once the oven is ready let each kid take a marshmallow. We explained that Jesus never sinned but He died on the cross for us because we are sinners. The white marshmallow represents His body without sin.

Then they dipped each marshmallow in the butter and cinnamon sugar to represent the spices they brought to wrap Jesus' body, and wrapped them in the crescent rolls.

Once the rolls are done we put them in the tomb (the oven) for 11-13 mins and while they baked we read John 20:1-18 

When the rolls are finished cut open the roll to see that the marshmallow is gone! Jesus has RISEN! 

The kids loved making them and they were really yummy too! 

We finished up with reading 1 Thessalonian 4:16-18
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him shall not parish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him. - John 3:16-17


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