Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter rolls

Today the kids and I made Easter rolls (also known as Resurrection Rolls).  They are a simple way of explaining that Jesus has risen and the tomb is empty.

You need jumbo sized marshmallows and refrigerated rolls.  We opened each roll and put one marshmallow inside.  

I told the boys that the rolls were like the tomb and the marshmallow was like Jesus being put inside the tomb.  We talked about how Jesus died on a cross and was put into a tomb.  I explained three days later Jesus rose from the dead and the tomb was empty.  Brewer immediately said, "The marshmallow is going to disappear and the roll will be empty like the cave."  You got it buddy; the cave (i.e. the tomb) was empty for our Savior lives!

The boys pinched the edges of the rolls and closed the marshmallow inside.
Then we baked the rolls on 350 degrees for 18 minutes.

When the biscuits come out, rub a little butter on the tops and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar.  (This make them look even more a little "tomb" like.)

If you break them open, you'll see a "hole" in the biscuit.  

But the biggest impression your kids will have is when they eat them and see the hole in the middle of the biscuit. 
THE TOMB IS EMPTY!  Mark 16:6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him."

Our Savior lives!!  Happy Easter!

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