We made these Empty tomb crescent rolls with Tammy and Elizabeth. The children loved them and they tasted very good. I would even recommend making them just for dinner.
To begin…..read John 19 with your children. We paraphrased it, as we had 7 little children all clamoring to help out with this snack:) Preheat your oven according to package directions for crescent rolls or biscuits while you are doing this. We made the biscuits at home and they were yummy. We also did it at church with the crescent rolls. I thought the biscuits were a little thicker and held up better. Just my 2 cents:)
Give them each a marshmallow and tell them that this represents Jesus. He is pure and white without sin.
Have them dip it in melted butter. To represent the embalming oils.
Then dip it in sugar/cinnamon mixture. This is like the spices used in preparing his body for burial.
Wrap the marshmallow in the biscuit or crescent roll enclosing it completely. It doesn’t matter what shape it is, just try and pinch it closed. This represents how they would have wrapped his body.
Place them in muffin cups that have been sprayed with nonstick spray. Or you can redip in butter and sprinkle with cinnamon on top if you would like. This is when they placed his body in the tomb. Put them in the oven and close the door. Bake according to package directions.
While they are baking, read John 20:1-18. When they are finished, open the tomb and remove the rolls. When they are cool enough to handle, break one open.
What happened? Jesus has risen! Hallelujah.