At our house Resurrection Day is a big deal. We have fancy clothes. We have lots of good food. We have presents. We have even begun the tradition of celebrating the Passover Seder (thankfully I've got a few more weeks on that one!). Yes, Jesus became man at Christmas (well, we celebrate it then), but on Easter He reconciled me to God. What could be more worthy of celebration?
One of my kids favorite Easter traditions is making Resurrection Rolls. We usually make them for dessert on Saturday night before Resurrection morning. That much sugar on Sunday morning before church would never do!
1 tube Refrigerated Crescent Rolls, separated into triangles
Cinnamon and Sugar Mixture
Roll 1 large marshmallow in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar. (This symbolizes Jesus' body being anointed for burial after the crucifixion.) Place the prepared marshmallow in the center of a crescent roll triangle. Bring up the dough all around the marshmallow. Squeeze dough to seal well. (This symbolizes the clean linen cloths wrapped around the body of Christ.) Place on a cookie sheet and bake according to the directions on the crescent roll tube, adding 3 or 4 minutes, until deeply golden. (You have now sealed the body inside the tomb.) As the rolls bake, have your children "guard the tomb" (oven) while reading them John 19:17-42. Allow the rolls to cool, then open them up. The marshmallow will be gone. Shout "Jesus is alive!" and read John 20:1-8.