One of my favorite Easter traditions with the kids is to make resurrection buns! They are yummy and so easy to make – and it’s a great way to review the Easter story with your kids!
You’ll need the following:
*crescent rolls – represents the TOMB Jesus died in
*cinnamon and sugar mixed together – represents the SPICES on Jesus’ body after death
*melted butter – represents the ANOINTING of Jesus after his death
*large marshmallows – represents JESUS
Step One: Take a marshmallow and completely cover it in melted butter.
Step Two: Put the buttered marshmallow and completely cover it in the cinnamon/sugar mix
Step Three: Place the marshmallow in the crescent roll and pinch edges to close. Note: you need to make sure the edges are tightly pinched together.
Step Four: Bake according to package directions
The result: When the buns are finished cooking, let them cool slightly and then serve your kids. When they open (or bite) into the roll, there is a space where the marshmallow was….but the marshmallow is GONE! They can still see and taste the butter and the cinnamon/sugar mixture, but no marshmallow.
This is a tangible way for kids to see how the tomb was empty on Easter morning when the disciples appeared! My girls love making the resurrection buns, and it has really helped them *see* how Jesus was raised from the tomb. These rolls take less than 10 minutes to prepare and only 8 minutes to bake – and while they are in the oven is a great time to read the Easter Story!
What Easter traditions do you celebrate?