Resurrection Rolls – Teach the Meaning of Easter

Here’s a wonderful way to teach kids the meaning of Easter while having fun in the kitchen.


  • cresent rolls
  • melted margerine
  • large marshmallows
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Unroll the cresent rolls and lay a triangle in front of each child. This represents the cloth that Jesus was wraped in.

3. Each child receives a marshmallow to represent Jesus.

4. Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter. The butter represents the oil that was used to preserve Jesus’ body.

5. Roll the marshmallow in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. This represents the spices that were used to prepare Jesus’ body for burial.

6. Wrap the marshmallow in the cresent roll. Pinch sides together to completely seal. This step represents the wraping of Jesus’ body.

7. Place the rolls on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for approx. 12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb and the baking time the three days Jesus was in the tomb.

8. After the rolls cool, have each child open a roll. The marshmallow will be gone. Christ has risen!


1 comment to Resurrection Rolls – Teach the Meaning of Easter

  • vicki

    Hi Monica! We did the resurrection rolls this evening after our supper meal with Ginette, John and Temperance..really a neat way to explain Jesus’s death and resurrection to a little one..and they were very yummy too!!
    Thanks so much for the idea.

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