Scripture: (depending on child's age)
Matthew 28:1-8, 11-15; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-10
- First, have each child take a crescent roll and lay it out flat. Tell them this represents the linen cloths that will wrap up Jesus.
- Then take a large marshmallow and explain that it represents
Jesus taken down from the cross.
Now anoint Him with oil and spices by rolling Him in the butter and cinnamon-sugar. Wrap Him up in the crescent roll linen wrappings and pinch and press all the seams together carefully (so that the marshmallow does not ooze out) and place on a baking sheet.
Now put him in the tomb (the oven) and roll up the stone (close the oven door) and bake according to the instructions on the crescent roll package.
Guard the tomb, but allow the children to watch that you do not get into the oven.
When the timer goes off, have your kids yell and jump like there is a great earthquake and have the children run up to the tomb.
Roll away the stone (open the oven door) and pull out the baking sheet. Put one of the crescent rolls on each child’s plate with them watching you the entire time.
When they break open or bit into the linen wrappings, they will not find Jesus (the marshmallow) anymore. He has risen! (And the treat is not too bad either)
“I am alive forevermore.” Revelation 1:18
Discuss with your children the wonder and awe of our risen Lord. Discuss how this changes our future and hope!