Mar 31, 2010
What You Need:
Canned biscuits (the large type work best; you can also use your favorite from scratch biscuit recipe, but you'll probably need to make sure you have a floured surface for your children to work on.)
How to Do It:
1. Give a child a biscuit straight from the can and let him flatten it out with a rolling pin until it measures about 5 inches across.
2. Let the child spread a dab of butter, and a small sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon on the flattened biscuit, explaining how Jesus gave us the sweetest gift ever known.
3. Give the child one large marshmallow and tell her it represents Jesus. It's white because Jesus is holy and sinless. Have them place one marshmallow in the center of each biscuit, then fold the sides of the biscuit around the marshmallow, forming a "tomb."
4. Pinch the sides of the tombs closed and place the folded side down on a baking sheet so they won't open during baking. This is a good job for an adult; if the biscuit isn't securely pinched, it may spoil the empty tomb effect.
5. Have the child spread a tad more butter, sugar, and cinnamon on the outside of each biscuit. Explain this represents the anointing of Jesus' body.
6. Bake the buns according to the biscuit packaging directions. Allow to cool.
7. When the buns are eaten, the children will be surprised to discover the marshmallow has disappeared from the center.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!