This morning, I made Resurrection Rolls with my kids! I found this idea from our Easter blog post, in the bottom BONUS section – we like to call “Truth to Inhale”.
This activity was a huge success and I’m so happy we did it! The ingredients are simple (and you may already have in your kitchen)?: crescent rolls, butter, marshmallows, sugar, and cinnamon.
The instructions are easy, and it leads you through what to say as you’re making the rolls together. It gives a tangible way to explain how Jesus was pure and sinless, how he was put into the tomb, and then the tomb was found empty!! (Hence – the empty crescents! And they really looked like empty tombs!)?
It’s perfect for ANY age, which is nice and rare for me — my kids are preschool through middle school age.
The best part was at the very end, while my kids were happily eating, I had a rare moment of their full and undivided attention while we read the actual Easter story from Luke 24.? While they ate, they asked some pretty deep questions that surprised me! We looked in scripture to find the answers together (like where was Jesus on the second day? Why couldn’t they recognize him at first? Why did he eat fish?)? Good questions!
At my house, we love decorating Easter eggs, and we like the candy (Reese’s eggs please!), but it was SO nice to do an activity like this to remind us all where all the real excitement comes from this weekend!?
Did you do this Easter activity or another one with your kids lately? We’d love to hear about it!