Make this easy Resurrection Rolls Recipe with printable Easter Story Cards. You’ll have a great Easter devotion and object lesson. Start a new tradition!
“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” – 1 Corinthians 15:20, ESV
The amazing truth of Resurrection Sunday is that Jesus took our sins upon himself, died in our place, and then rose from the dead! Not only that, but all who believe in him will follow him to glory. We, too, will live forever with God. How incredible is that?
As our kids have grown up, we’ve included fun, hands-on activities in our traditions and lessons to help them really internalize truth. Bible object lessons can be so much fun! Our kids remember the time we spent creating snacks and crafts to study the Bible.
Resurrection rolls are a fun way to talk to your kids about the burial of Jesus.
Easter Story Cards
To help you make the resurrection rolls project more fun and meaningful for your kids, I’ve put together a set of printable cards.
Each Easter Story Card has:
- A step of the resurrection roll recipe
- A photograph illustrating the recipe
- A part of the Easter story for you to read with your kids
- A devotional thought or question
- A cute bird (because birds are awesome)
You can register below for the Easter Story Cards, but first, check this out…
Resurrection Rolls Recipe with Easter Story Cards
Check out this fun video I made of the resurrection rolls for kids!
Tips for Making Resurrection Rolls with Kids
Working on snack projects with kids is so much fun, but it can be a challenge. If you choose to involve your kids, I have a few suggestions for you.
- Expect a mess. Put your child’s long hair up, wash little hands, and have them wear washable clothes.
- Prepare the food before hand. For little ones, the real fun is in the decorating, so do as much of the prep work as you can before you involve the kids.
- Keep basic supplies on hand. I’m embarrassed to tell you how many types of sprinkles I have. We eat really healthy, but when we celebrate, there are always sprinkles involved. It’s nice to have a little supply of food decorations. You know, for emergencies.
- Set the food to be decorated on a child-size table or on a plastic table cloth on the floor. Nothing ruins the food decorating fun faster than having a child fall off a kitchen stool. Your kids will be intent on their decorating task. They may not remember they’re standing high above the ground. (Don’t ask me how many children fell off before I realized this!)
- It’s OK to do easy. For special celebrations, there’s nothing wrong with using store-made supplies!
Easter Story Cards and Resurrection Rolls Recipe Printable
- Sometimes readers are concerned about using colored ink. If this is the case for you, there should be a setting on your printer that allows you to print in black and white. Printing in grayscale will still use some color, but it will come out prettier than black and white.
- I recommend printing on white cardstock so the cards will be more durable and the back won’t show through on the front. This is my very favorite cardstock: Neenah Premium Cardstock.
- Just cut them apart, and you’ll have a set of cards!
Supplies Needed to Make Resurrection Rolls with Your Kids
This recipe serves 8, so if you want more, just multiply!
Pillsbury Crescents, Original, 8 Rolls, 8 oz. CanJet-Puffed Jumbo Marshmallows, 24 Ounce BagDomino Sugar, Granulated, 4LB CanisterSimply Organic Ground Ceylon CinnamonMC CORMICK NUTMET GROUND ORG 1.81OZGrassland Dairy Unsalted Butter (1 pound)1000 Count 100% Natural Bamboo Toothpicks – Kitchen Essential
- 1 8-pack of Crescent Rolls
- 8 Large Marshmallows
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
Creating Your Resurrection Rolls
Ready to make your resurrection rolls? Here are the steps!
1) Print Your Resurrection Rolls Recipe Cards.
Don’t forget to download your Resurrection Rolls Recipe and Easter Story Cards! You’ll find the registration box above the supplies. Those cards contain Bible readings and devotions for each step of this process, which will make this Easter snack much more meaningful for your kids.
2) Prepare the Oven and Baking Sheet.
Preheat the oven to the temperature on the crescent roll package, then cover a baking page with parchment paper.
3) Prepare the Crescent Rolls.
Unroll the crescent dough on your baking sheet.
Jesus’ body was wrapped in linen.
4) Prepare the Butter and Sugar Mixture.
Melt butter slowly in the microwave in a small bowl.
Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in another small bowl.
5) Sugar the Marshmallows.
Spear a marshmallow with a toothpick. Roll the marshmallow in butter, then in the sugar mixture.
In the Ancient Near East, bodies were wrapped in linens with fragrant oils.
6) Wrap the Marshmallows.
Place a sugared marshmallow in the center of a slice of dough. Wrap the marshmallow in dough, then place the dough ball on the baking sheet. Continue with all marshmallows.
Jesus’ body was wrapped tightly in linens.
7) Bake the Rolls.
Bake the rolls for about 10 minutes, until they start to turn golden.
Jesus’ body was in the tomb from Friday evening until early Sunday morning.
8) Mark the Rolls.
While your rolls cool, brush melted butter on top, then sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar. Use a toothpick to mark a cross on each roll.
9) Open Your Roll.
Jesus is Risen!
While you eat your rolls, talk about what Jesus did for all believers.
Easter Books for Your Family
The Third Day: The Gospel of Luke 22-24The World Created, Fallen, Redeemed, and Restored: The Gospel Plan of GodThe Easter Story: The Bible VersionMy Easter Activity Book: 40 Days to Celebrate Jesus’ ResurrectionJesus: The Best Story (Board Book)
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