I Corinthians 1:18 says, "For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." The cross represents the sacrifice that Jesus made when He gave His life for us.
Resurrection rolls are super simple to make & the kids love getting involved.
• Canned Crescent Rolls (1 per student)
• Marshmallows (1 per student, need to be small enough to fit inside the rolls)
• Cinnamon & Sugar (just a coating so depends on how many students)
• Melted Butter (just a coating so depends on how many students)
√ Open and unroll 1 crescent roll for each child.
√ Give each child a marshmallow to put in the large end of the crescent roll (this represents Jesus being placed the tomb).
√ Have the child roll up the marshmallow inside the dough (this represents the stone being rolled in front of the tomb).
√ Then roll the ball of dough with marshmallow inside in some butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture (this represents the spices that Mary & Mary put on His body each day for 3 days).
√ Put the rolls on a baking sheet in back according to the package directions (we used a toaster oven so the kids could keep watch during class).
√ Once they are cooked, the kids can see that the marshmallow has "disappeared".
We then talk to the students about why Jesus disappeared and what that means while the students are eating their special snack.