He’s not there!!! 2 Resurrection Day Food crafts for kids
One of the best ways I had to show the boys the miracle of Easter was with these Resurrection Rolls. Placing the marshmallow in the tomb, closing the stone of the oven door, and rolling away the stone, and the tomb being empty was a terrific visual for them..and really helped them remember. Aiden still remembers from the first years we did this, and it’s a yearly treat for us now.
Last year, we did the Empty Tomb cookies which are an allegory to the whole Crucifixion and Resurrection story – including tasting the vinegar, talking about our sins, and waiting overnight to find the ‘stone’ rolled away and the tomb being empty! This was better for my boys as they were older so that they understood the concept.
And I can’t wait to join in because I gave up sweets for Lent and am ready to enjoy this treat!
- 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 8 large marshmallows
- Melted butter
- Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
- Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
- Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
- Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
- Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will “ooze” out of the seams)
- Bake according to package directions.
- Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!!
- Celebrate God’s love!
THE EMPTY TOMB COOKIES—To be made the evening before Easter
The credit for these is like the Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies – no one knows who originally posted this.
These need to be started the night before Easter. It’s helpful if you’ll mark the references in your Bible to read from it after you finish each step.
1 cup whole pecans ziplock bag
1 teaspoon vinegar wooden spoon
3 egg whites medium sized mixing bowl
pinch salt cookie sheet and wax paper
1 cup sugar tape
- 1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees–you MUST do it now. Also, gather a cooking mallet, kitchen mixer, masking tape and Bible.
- 2 Read John 19:1-3 ~ Jesus was beaten for our sins; beat the nuts with a cooking mallet; set aside.
- 3 Read John 19:28-30 – Jesus drank something like vinegar (gall), sniff the fragrance, dip finger in and taste, too; place the vinegar in a mixing bowl.
- 4 Read John 10:10-11 – Egg whites symbolize Jesus’ holy, innocent life; add whites to the bowl with the vinegar.
- 5 Read Luke 23:27 – the bitter tears of the women; taste a few grains, remember your own sins; add the salt to the bowl.
- 6 Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 – Sweet salvation! Taste and see; add to the bowl.
- 7 Crank up the mixer and let it go while you read from Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3; let the mixer go for about 12-15 MINUTES; this needs to be VERY stiff!
- 8 Read Matthew 27:57-60 – Fold the nuts into the egg-sugar mixture; this symbolizes the rocks in the garden.
- 9 Using a scoop or knife & spoon, drop by spoon into mounds (to resemble a rocky tomb); put into the oven and turn it OFF!
- 10 Read Matthew 27:65-66 – The tomb is sealed; use two pieces of tape (5-6 inches long) to “seal” the door edges (symbolically).
- 11 Read John 16:20 & 22 – Consider these passages, then go to bed!
- 12 NEXT MORNING: Read Matthew 28:1-9 – Jesus is risen! Behold–the empty tomb! Unseal the oven door, take out the cookies, break or bite one in half — it should be hollow inside—empty—just like the Tomb!
- 13 He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!