I wanted to get this post out earlier today, but my computer was having major issues! I actually worked on the post for a while this morning before it completely disappeared. Yep. All of it. Kinda goes along with the theme of this post and this weekend though. :-) I'm glad I can laugh about it now. Earlier today I was in tears! So, I'm sorry I couldn't get this out to y'all sooner. I thought it would be a nice project for your Easter morning breakfast, but maybe you can file it away for another day.
I got this idea from my friend Krystal. She's the wife of our children's church director, and last Wednesday night at Awanas, she brought Resurrection Rolls to go along with the Easter story which she was teaching to the kiddos that night. And WOW was it a big hit! The kids absolutely loved the rolls (I did too). Yum!
Having grown up with some amazing teachers and being a teacher myself, I know the value of a good visual aid! It's a wonderful way to solidify the lesson in the minds of your students, and these Resurrection Rolls did the job. I think Krystal said she got the idea from one of her Family Fun magazines (such a great resource!).
I'll give you a step-by-step in a minute, but basically you "bury" a big marshmallow in the middle of raw roll dough, close it up, and then bake it. When the rolls are done, the kids can open them and look for the marshmallow. But is it there? Nope! It has "disappeared." The "tomb" is empty! I love seeing the kids eyes fill with wonder as they ponder how in the world that marshmallow got out of there!
So, here's the step-by-step:
|1. You will need Rhodes frozen dinner rolls, big marshmallows, butter, cinnamon/sugar combo, foil and a baking sheet.|
|3. What the rolls look like after you let them rise way too long. Whoops! But they work for this project anyway. At this point, you can preheat the oven to 350 degrees.|