Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

Today we began our Easter celebrations, starting off our long weekend with all of our cousins and happily creating using some old traditions and some new. We started off with resurrection rolls, a name that makes us giggle, but a sweet little hands on opportunity to get all the kids involved in some baking while talking about the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.
Crescent rolls
Melted butter
Large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Give each child a marshmallow which will represent Jesus. Have them dip the marshmallow in the melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming. Now have them dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the spices used to anoint the body. Give each child a crescent roll triangle which represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in. Have them wrap the marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll, bringing the sides up to seal it. This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after His death. Place them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb. Once they're removed, let them cool slightly and have the kids open their rolls to discover that Jesus is no longer there. (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up but empty.) Such a fun and meaningful little tradition to start with the fam.

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xx Kirsty

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