Special activities for holidays provide a great way to integrate learning through play. Children learn by doing. A terrific place for learning to take place through discovery and play is in the kitchen.
Making Resurrection Rolls with kids encourages cooperation, reading, and math skills. The activity also teaches a beautiful hands-on lesson about Easter and the Empty Tomb.
large marshmallows 3 T granulated sugar
¼ t cinnamon 2 T melted butter
prepared crescent rolls parchment paper
1. Open can of crescent rolls and separate into triangles.
The rolls represent the linen wrapping used in covering Jesus’ body.
2. Dip and roll one marshmallow into melted butter.
The butter represents the oils used in anointing the body.
3. Roll the marshmallow in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
The mixture represents the spices used in burials.
4. Place a marshmallow in the center of a crescent triangle. Fold and pinch the edges tight. Put each crescent wrapped marshmallow on parchment paper.
5. Bake the rolls as directed on the package.
The oven represents the tomb.
When cooked, the marshmallow melts leaving only the puffed crescent roll.
This demonstrates how Jesus rose from the dead. All that remained in the tomb were the linen wrappings. He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Here are a few more ideas for you to try with your kids to get them interested in cooking and learning in the kitchen: