I’m not a fan of using food as a teaching device. Food is to be eaten, not played with. Especially when there are so many who are hungry in our world. So now, I’m literally going to eat my words.
This particular activity is lots of fun for Easter. For smaller children, they are especially amazed at how when you open the “tomb,” it is empty. Enjoy the simple, yet profound truth that can be shared through this memorable hands on cooking tradition experience. Share how Jesus was placed into the tomb (crescent rolls), and then explain how they prepared his body by putting oil and herbs on him (butter, cinnamon, and sugar). After waiting three long days (or fifteen minutes, which feels like days to the children), we know that death could not hold Him in the grave, and He was alive.
The tomb is empty! He is risen. He is Risen Indeed.
- 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 8 large marshmallows
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles.
- In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
- Dip a marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture. Place marshmallow into the center of a dough triangle. Carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together tightly to seal in marshmallow as it melts. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat.
- Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.