A friend of mine sent an e-mail around that had a recipe for Resurrection Rolls. It seemed like a fun object lesson to do with the kids so I bought the ingredients. Basically, you take a marshmallow (representing Jesus’ body), dip it in melted butter (representing embalming oils), dip it in cinnamon sugar (representing spices at burial), and then wrap it in a crescent roll dough triangle (representing the burial cloth). Then you put Jesus in the tomb (the oven) and close the door. You bake the rolls at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. The kids then open the rolls and all they get is a hallow roll. The marshmallow is gone. Jesus is Risen!
So, I did this with my kids. I got really serious when we opened the rolls up. I said to Meredith, “Where is Jesus? What happened?”
She clapped her hands to her cheeks and gasped, “Oh no! He’s melted!”
Ha! So much for that object lesson!