Resurrection Rolls, A Tasty Way to Share Easter with Children

Resurrection Rolls are a tasty way to have fun at Easter. Using crescent rolls, marshmallow's and a few other simple ingredients you have a hands on way to learn about Easter and Jesus. This activity makes a wonderful Sunday school activity or is simply

Resurrection Rolls have hands down been the most popular activity I have every done with my Sunday School Class.Every year as Easter approaches I start getting request to make these delicious treats.They are a great way to demonstrate, on a very basic level, the preparation and resurrection of Jesus. I recommend starting the activity by reading Matthew 27:57-61 Resurrection rolls are very easy to make.They have 4 ingredients that each represents an item used in biblical times to prepare Jesus body.

  • Large Marshmallows - They represent Jesus
  • Crescent rolls - Each child gets a triangle that represents the cloth Jesus was wrapped in.
  • Melted butter - This represents the oils of embalming
  • Cinnamon/Sugar - These represent the spices used to anoint Jesus body
  • You will also need an oven that represents the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest.

 The steps are quite simple, each child is given a marshmallow (Jesus) The marshmallow is then dipped in melted butter (oil) and rolled in the sugar/cinnamon mixture (anointing spices). Take your coated marshmallow and wrap it tightly in the crescent roll (cloth). Place them in a baking dish. It is always fun to gather around the oven (tomb) and slide the baking dish in and "seal the tomb" by closing the door.These rolls bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.You will have to pretend the passing of three days while they bake. I often read Matthew 28 5-8 while the rolls are baking. After the rolls are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. "HE IS RISEN" will be the cheer as you dole out these delicious treats.The marshmallow will have disappeared in the baking process just like Jesus had disappeared from his tomb. The very best part of this activity is sitting around with the children, munching on a mouth watering treat and having an open discussion about the resurrection of our Savior!I hope you share this activity and find it as rewarding as I have.


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Ingredients:Crescent rolls Melted butter Large marshmallows Cinnamon & Sugar

1.Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls and a marshmallow.Have them wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll.

2.Have him/her dip the marshmallow in melted butter.

3.Now dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar.

4.Wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside.)

5.Place in a 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

6.Let the rolls cool slightly

Have a Joyful and Blessed Easter!


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