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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Resurrection Buns

  Celebrate Easter
Years ago we started a tradition on Easter Morning – We make Resurrection Buns.  This has been a favorite activity for years.  My angel was sharing at Sunday School how we made these each year – when they were talking about what they each do to celebrate Easter.  I was also talking with my missionary daughter this past week.  She was sharing how she wanted to do something fun with some of the younger kids on the YWAM base, to make it seem more like home & family (she loves keeping traditions – always has.)   We were talking about these rolls and how this is probably our most favorite Easter tradition.  I love traditions – they seem to strengthen us as a family and create special memories. I love the object lesson that goes with this fun activity and the buns are awesome… 
   Resurrection Rolls

  • One can of crescent roll dough
  •   (you can use canned biscuits – if you do not have crescent rolls – they are cheaper)
  • 8 large marshmallows (or one for each roll you’ll be making)
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Bible or Easter storybook

  • Assemble rolls and read the story:
    1. Read John 19 while the oven is pre-heating according to the package directions. If you’re really on top of things, spend the week before reading John 12-18 with your kids.
    2. Unroll the crescent rolls. Explain that this is like the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.
    3. Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus… all white and pure because He was without sin.
    4. Roll the marshmallows in the melted butter. This symbolizes the embalming oils.
    5. Roll the marshmallows in the cinnamon sugar. This is like the spices used to prepare his body for burial.
    6. Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll cloth, pinching the dough together securely. Don’t worry about the shape so much, they’ll taste the same no matter how you roll or bundle them. This represents how they would have wrapped Jesus’ body. I like to brush them with more melted butter, but it’s not necessary.
    7. Put the rolls in the oven (symbolizing the tomb) and bake for the amount of time specified on the package.
    8. While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.
    9. Open the tomb and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, break one open and discover what happened to the marshmallow. Jesus is risen! At this point, I also read 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. Jesus is coming again!

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