Sunday, March 31, 2013

Good Friday

The boys were both out of school for Good Friday so we spent the day getting ready for Easter.  We made Resurrection Rolls and Resurrection Eggs.

For the rolls you first you take a crescent rolls and separate the individual triangles of dough. I explained that the dough is like the cloth used to wrap Jesus.
Take one marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus, all white and pure because He was without sin.
Roll each marshmallow in the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar.

This symbolize the embalming oils and spices used to prepare Jesus’ body for burial.
Put a buttered and sugared marshmallow in the center of each triangle section and pinch the dough edges together securely. This symbolizes the wrapping of Jesus’ body.

Pull the corners of the dough toward the center to cover the marshmallow.
Place the rolls on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in the oven (symbolizing the tomb).

Once cooled, we cut open one of the rolls and discovered it was empty!

After the boys were amazed by what they saw, they enjoyed this Easter lesson as a snack.

For the Resurrection Story Eggs I found a great idea on Pinterest. First we spelled out "Easter".  And then filled the eggs with a heart, band aid  cross, a clay tomb, and a stone.  Here is the poem and story I told with the eggs.

E is for Each of us.  God loves everyone. (We cut out a heart)

A is for A broken world, so He sent His Son.
S is for our Sins that Jesus took away.
T is for the Tomb where He lay for three whole days
E is for the Empty tomb.  The stone was rolled away.
R is for the Risen Lord.  Jesus is alive today!
Even though we spent much of the day working on crafts, it was a lesson and a reflection fitting for Good Friday.
Well, I couldn't do a post without my other little man on Good Friday.

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