I am a huge holiday fanatic! I love Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, & Easter. The two holidays that are focused around Christ- Christmas & Easter have a special place in my heart because of how magical they were to me as a child. This is due in part to knowing the biblical standpoint, but I would be lying if I didn’t say it also had to do with the anticipation of the Easter Bunny & Santa visiting. Now, in our culture, at times, I feel that the Easter Bunny & Santa take the forefront of the two holidays and that Jesus’ story gets placed on the back burner.
I know our world will do its part in teaching William about Santa & the Easter Bunny, but I want him to grow up understanding the true meanings of the seasons. William is much too young to have anything explained to him now, but I have already thought about what I want our Easter tradition to be in order to be sure that Jesus is at the focal point of this spring holiday. (Is that weird considering he’s only 5 months…… hahaha….. what can I say… I am a planner.)
Not only are these rolls delicious, they are the perfect jumping off point for talking about Jesus’ resurrection during the Easter season. If you haven’t heard about these rolls before, they are sweet & cinnamony. You take crescent rolls, place marshmallows in the centers (along with other ingredients) & bake the rolls. When you take them out & eat them, you see that the marshmallows have disappeared. The symbolism here is perfect. The crescent roll is the tomb & the marshmallow stands for Jesus. The disappearance of the marshmallow represents Jesus rising from the grave. (For an extra Easter spin, I have read where some people put Peeps in the crescent rolls instead of a regular marshmallow….)
It displays Jesus’ Easter story in a perfect way for little ones to understand. PLUS this is an easy recipe that they can help out with in the kitchen. A win-win.
- 1 can crescent rolls
- marshmallows (large)
- 1 stick of butter (melted)
- 1. Place a crescent roll triangle on a plate.
- 2. Take a marshmallow and coat in melted butter.
- 3. Dip marshmallow in sugar & then cinnamon. (Be sure it is covered. YUM!)
- 4. Fold the crescent roll completely around the marshmallow
- 5. Continue until all crescent rolls have been used.
- 6. Bake as crescent roll package describes.
- * I don't really measure out the sugar/cinnamon. Just kind of dump an amount in a small bowl and refill as necessary.
- * When folding the roll around the marshmallow, be sure there are no broken seams. The marshmallow will leak out & ruin the effect.
- * For an extra Easter twist, try using a Peep instead of a regular marshmallow.
What are some other ways we can teach our little ones the true meaning of the Easter Season? Comment below!