Not everyone knows the many things I am busy doing each week, but one of my favorites is being part of a great program called Mornings with Mommy at Beautiful Saviour Church. This fun hands-on Mommy and child program combines the well thought out plans of a teacher with the one-on-one play of their Mommy to make a fun learning experience. If you’re local to Carlsbad area and want to check it out, click HERE (FYI – I teach Wednesday’s session).
Back to my post topic. We have been busy learning and celebrating Spring and Easter this month. One of the fun things we did with our class this week was to have a unique snack after learning about Jesus and His awesome Easter story. This special treat was a roll that was …. EMPTY! That’s right, it started off with a large marshmallow inside, but after cooking its gone – just like jesus rising from the dead – and its replaced by a sweet gooey center – another reminder that while something “being gone” might seem sad, sometimes its a reason to celebrate and has a happy ending!
How to make. You need any prepackaged bread or roll dough. I like crecent roll dough, but any kind will work. Large marshmallows, melted butter, cinnamon and sugar.
Unroll the dough, place the marshmallow in the middle and wrap the dough around it, make sure to seal it well. Tell your child that its like Jesus being put into the tomb after he died on the cross and being sealed inside by the large stone. Now brush on the melted butter and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on top. (You can also dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture BEFORE wrapping it in the dough for a sweeter treat, but this is still a sweet sticky snack either way!) Bake your resurrection roll according to the package directions for your bread dough. Once done, your child can open it up to discover that the “tomb” is now empty leaving behind a sweet center.
This is NOT my picture, but I thought the visual would help. Its from inspiredbyfamilymag.com