Do you want to know how to make resurrection rolls? Resurrection rolls are fun, easy, and yummy! They resemble cinnamon rolls. We like to bake them on Holy Saturday and eat them for breakfast on Easter morning. I’m going to give you the recipe for resurrection rolls, and step by step directions on how to use them to teach your kids about the Easter story!
- Canned Crescent Rolls
- 3 Tbs of Butter
- Small bowl of Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture (3 Tbs sugar + 1 Tbs cinnamon)
- 8 Large Marshmallows (or the number of crescent rolls you have)
- Parchment Paper or aluminum foil
“Jesus was completely perfect and pure. He never sinned or did anything wrong. Even so, there were some people who didn’t like him because he said he was God. The crucified him, and he died on the cross on Good Friday. It was very sad. A man named Joseph took his body down from the cross.”
“This marshmallow represents the body of Jesus. It is white because Jesus was pure from sin. Back during Jesus’ time, they prepared bodies for burial by putting special oils and spices on the body. The butter and the cinnamon-sugar represent these oils and spices.”
“Next, they wrapped Jesus’ body in a white cloth, kinda like a mummy. We’re going to wrap up our marshmallows like Jesus’ body was wrapped in cloth.”
Place the marshmallows on the crescent rolls, and wrap them up. Pinch all the seams shut as well as possible. They will look like dough balls when you’re finished.
“Then, they placed Jesus’ body in a tomb cut in stone. It was kind of like a cave. They sealed it with a big heavy rock so that no one could get in, and placed soldiers in front of the tomb to guard it!”
“Jesus was in the tomb for 3 days, and then he rose from the dead!”
“When Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, the tomb was empty, just like our rolls are empty inside! It’s just like an empty tomb!”
“These rolls are sweet, just like the resurrection story! Jesus died to save us from our sins. He loves you very much!”