Easter weekend is here! This is my FAVORITE holiday. Because Christ lives, I have purpose for today and hope (assurance) for tomorrow! I trust you have that same confidence in Him!
Yesterday in my Bible Club, we made Resurrection rolls. These help tell the story of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. If you have children, this would be a fun activity to do with them as you tell the account of what happened after Jesus was placed in the tomb. At the end of the lesson, you have a delicious treat to share together.
As we made the rolls I retold the story. Rather than making the marshmallow represent Jesus, I chose to just say, “This can help us remember…”
Pictures 1, 2 – We used a toothpick to ease rolling the marshmallow in the butter then sugar and cinnamon. As we put the toothpick inside, my youngest student said, “This reminds me of the thorns they put on Jesus’ head!” Good point! It could also remind us of the nails that pierced his hands and feet.
As we rolled the marshmallow in the spices we talked about how the women came to the tomb to place spices on Jesus’ body.
Picture 3 – When we put the marshmallow in the crescent roll dough we remembered that Joseph took Jesus’ body down from the cross and wrapped it in cloth and placed His body in his own tomb.
Picture 4 – It helps to put foil on the cookie sheet because the marshmallow will seep out and create quite a sticky mess.
Picture 5 – The roll is empty inside! When the ladies came to the tomb on Sunday morning, it was empty! Jesus wasn’t there! The angel reminded them that He had risen, as he said!
It would be a great tradition to serve these on Easter Saturday or Sunday morning before church! Not only do they make a great teaching tool, they are super good!
Christ lives! Stay refreshed,