To most Christians, Easter is the most significant holiday. The resurrection of Christ is what gives us hope and purpose for our lives now, and for our eternal life later. My friend Katie sent me this idea and I found a recipe online for all of those Pillsbury biscuts/crescent rolls I have from couponing.
Can of Pillsbury biscuits or crescent rolls
Jumbo size marshmellows
3 T Melted Butter
1. If using crescent rolls, position two crescent rolls together to form a rectangle. If using biscuits, flatten out until about 5 inches across.
2. Spread melted butter, sugar and cinnamon on the dough.
Explain: The spices represent the spices used to anoint Jesus’ body before His burial.
3. Give each child one large marshmallow.
Explain: The marshmallow represents Jesus. It is white because it stands for His purity and His sinless life.
4. Place the marshmallow in the center of the biscuit, then fold the sides around it forming a “tomb”. Place crease side down on baking sheet so they won’t open while cooking.
Explain: Jesus died and was place in a tomb.
5. Put more butter, cinnamon and sugar on the outside.
Talk about: The sweet taste of the spices and how Jesus gave us the sweetest gift we will ever receive.
6. Bake according to package instructions. The marshmallows will melt away to leave the inside hollow and leave a sweet syrup!
Note: You can opt to do all the prep on Saturday, place in the fridge overnight, and wait to bake them Resurrection Sunday while the kids are hunting for eggs.
7. Let tombs cool and eat!
Lesson: When the children bite into their buns they will be surprised to find the center empty. As each child discovers the empty tomb, repeat : He is not here for He is risen!