April 22, 2011

Resurrection Rolls

I love this time of year.
It reminds me of something that I know every day
that Jesus died for ME! 
For my sins and for my eternal life.
Do you know Jesus? 
He is great
He is love
He is our Father
One of my favorite things to do while 
I blog hop or blog stalk
is to listen to kLove radio
and read the stories about how great MY god is. 

So in all the excitement of the Easter Bunny this weekend
just take time to remember the true reason for Easter.
Here is a little activity that I plan on 
doing with my children Saturday night.

Resurrection Rolls

Ingredients:


  • One can of crescent roll dough

  • 8 large marshmallows (or one for each roll you’ll be making)

  • Melted butter

  • Cinnamon sugar

  • Bible or Easter storybook


  • Assemble rolls and read the story:


    1. Read John 19 while the oven is pre-heating according to the package directions. If you’re really on top of things, spend the week before reading John 12-18 with your kids.
    2. Unroll the crescent rolls. Explain that this is like the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.
    3. Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus… all white and pure because He was without sin.
    4. Roll the marshmallows in the melted butter. This symbolizes the embalming oils.
    5. Roll the marshmallows in the cinnamon sugar. This is like the spices used to prepare his body for burial.
    6. Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll cloth, pinching the dough together securely. Don’t worry about the shape so much, they’ll taste the same no matter how you roll or bundle them. This represents how they would have wrapped Jesus’ body. I like to brush them with more melted butter, but it’s not necessary.
    7. Put the rolls in the oven (symbolizing the tomb) and bake for the amount of time specified on the package.
    8. While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.
    9. Open the tomb and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, break one open and discover what happened to the marshmallow. Jesus is risen! At this point, I also read 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. Jesus is coming again!

    4 comments:

    1. Wherever did you find this wonderful idea? I love it.

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    2. Just stopping by and following from the hop. I also wanted to invite you to link up with my Wordless Wednesday hop. http://hisperfectpromises.blogspot.com/2011/04/wordless-wednesdays-adelaide.html

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    3. I love this idea! I've never heard of them before. Maybe we'll try it with our little girls.

      Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ Blogging Hop! I'm a new follower of your blog. I'd appreciate it if you'd visit A Helicopter Mom and follow me back.

      Thanks!
      Mickey

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    4. This was a really nice message and recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!

      Clayton
      http://www.claytonpaulthomas.com
      twitter: @claylauren2001

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