Resurrection rolls present a great opportunity to share with your children what our Saviour Jesus Christ did for us and His triumphant victory over sin, death, and the grave. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:55-57
Read John 19 with your children before beginning to make the resurrection rolls. As you and your children make the rolls explain the symbolism of the ingredients and process.
- Marshmallow: the body of Jesus Christ
- Unrolling and separating the dough: the linen clothes used to wrap the body
- Cinnamon, sugar, butter: the spices and aloe used to prepare Christ’s body for burial
- Oven and baking time: the three days Christ’s body rested in the grave
- Empty roll: empty tomb after Jesus rose from the dead (Let your children discover the empty roll before explaining it.)
Resurrection Roll Recipe
1 can of crescent roll dough (12 ounces)
2 tablepoons sugar
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
8 large marshmallows
2 tablespoons melted butter
- Roll out and separate crescent roll dough into eight triangles.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll marshmallows in butter and then cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Pinch one dough triangle around each marshmallow sealing all edges.
- Place rolls in greased muffin pans. The muffin cups will help to contain any marshmallow liquid that may ooze out of the roll while baking.
- Bake at the time and temperature recommended on the crescent roll package or until rolls are golden brown. While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.
- Allow rolls to cool slightly. Eat while still warm.
View the "Educational Crafts and Activities" article for more fun ideas to do with your children!