For this activity, start with reading the Easter story from the Bible. Our favorite Bible for preschoolers is the Jesus Storybook Bible. As you work through the steps of the activity, remind your child about what you just read.
Type of Activity: Baking
Supplies Needed: crescent rolls, marshmallows, cinnamon & sugar (or red sprinkles), melted butter, Bible
Biblical Truth Shared: Jesus went into the tomb and then rose again. Jesus is alive!
- Spread out the crescent roll triangles individually on a baking sheet. These represent Jesus’ tomb.
- Next, roll one marshmallow first in butter and then in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. This represents Jesus’ body being prepared for burial with oil and spices. If your child is like mine (not okay with cinnamon), then try using red sprinkles to represent blood.
- Place the spiced marshmallow in the center of the crescent roll, wrap it up, and press the edges together so the crescent roll seals. This represents the tomb being sealed with the stone.
- Bake the crescent rolls according to the directions on the package.
- After they cool a bit, let your child open up one of the rolls. The marshmallow is gone – Jesus is alive!
Our kids ask for this activity each year around Easter. Experiential learning is so great for kids and this activity is no exception. It’s a wonderful way to get the entire family involved in focusing on the true meaning of Easter – the resurrection of Jesus.
*For a visual of all these steps, visit Courtney’s post about Resurrection Rolls at Women Living Well Ministries.
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