While Easter bunnies and Easter egg hunts are fun, as grandparents other fun activities teach our grandchildren the true meaning of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I have been reading a book written by Janet Teitsort, “Long Distance Grandma.” It is an excellent book with ideas for staying connected with your grandkids, no matter where they live. The book has recipes, craft ideas, and projects for each month.
In addition to praying for our grandchildren, here is an excellent idea for use during the Easter season explaining the resurrection of Jesus Christ. My granddaughters and I had a good time making these resurrection rolls. We talked about the words in Luke 24:6, “He is not here; He is risen!”
The angel rolled the stone away: RESURRECTION ROLLS
This is a great way to celebrate the Resurrection.
- 1 tube crescent rolls
- Melted margarine or butter
- Large marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Help grandchildren wash their hands before working with food.
Place a sheet of wax paper before each grandchild to use as a work surface. Hand each grandchild a triangle of crescent roll. Tell them that this represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in when He was laid in the tomb. Give each grandchild a marshmallow to represent Jesus.
Place a bowl with (warm, not hot) melted margarine or butter in front of your grandchildren and let them dip their marshmallow in it. Explain that the margarine or butter represents the oil that was used to protect and preserve Jesus’ body.
Prepare another bowl with cinnamon and sugar. Let each grandchild roll the marshmallow representing Jesus in the mixture. Tell them the cinnamon and sugar represents the spices that were used to anoint Jesus’ body for burial.
Wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll. Pinch the sides together; making sure that the dough is completely sealed. Let this step represent the wrapping of Jesus’ body after His death.
Place the wrapped marshmallows on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake 10 o 12 minutes at 350 degrees. The oven represents the tomb, while the baking time symbolizes the three days that Christ was in the tomb.
When the rolls have cooled slightly, have the grandchildren open their rolls (grave cloth). They will discover that the marshmallow (representing Jesus) is gone. Christ has risen!
Have fun with your grandkids as you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Resurrection Rolls recipe was used by permission from Janet Teitsort, author of “Long Distance Grandma,” (West Monroe,LA: Howard Publishing, 2005), pages 50, 51.
The book is available on Amazon or you may order autographed copies directly from the author for $12.00 at Janet Teitsort, Touching Hearts, P.O. Box 129,Westport,IN 47283.
I highly recommend this book if you are looking for some fun ideas throughout the year to do with your grandkids, especially for long distance grandparenting.