Great Easter Idea

I can’t take credit for this idea because I found it on the internet, but I thought I’d at least share it.  It seems like such a cool idea!! 

Equipment and utensils: Baking tray(s), Bowls, Container or pan to melt butter, Oven, Oven mitts
Ingredients: Butter, Cinnamon, Crescent rolls(enough so each child can have one triangle), Marshmallows, large(one per roll), Sugar

Give each child a crescent roll triangle. Tell the children to pretend this is the cloth Jesus would have been buried in.

Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.

Have the children dip their marshmallow into the melted butter to represent embalming oil and into the cinnamon and sugar to represent spices.

Have the children wrap their marshmallow in the crescent roll so it is completely covered.

Bake the rolls in the oven (tomb) for ten to twelve minutes at 350 degrees.

While the rolls are baking, tell the children the story of Jesus and the empty tomb.

When the rolls are done, let them cool for a minute. Give each child a napkin and a roll.

Open the rolls to reveal that nothing is inside! The marshmallow melted, but the roll remains puffed up.

Let the children enjoy the rolls, then contribute in cleaning up.

No Responses to Great Easter Idea
  1. Peapodsquadmom
    March 6, 2008 | 10:53 am

    That is FABULOUS!!! I’m linking to this post. Hope you don’t mind. I want to share this with my readers, too.

  2. Kristina
    March 9, 2008 | 2:26 am

    … came here via PeapodSquad — I love this idea. It’s so unique and it’s a great way to introduce the Easter story to young children.

  3. Kate
    March 24, 2008 | 9:00 pm

    I meant to do these this year, but I never got around to it. Maybe next year… One fun thing we did do to countdown until Easter was to make a sheep and glue a cotton ball on it for each day of Lent. The sheep represented Jesus, the Lamb of God. It’s the same idea as an Advent calendar.