The Tomb Was Empty


Because we at Munger Kids love encouraging family fun and learning through experiences (e.g. we used our Resurrection Eggs last Sunday during class), we thought we’d offer another easy, hands-on project you can do with your kids to reinforce the Easter story. It’s really easy to make this – even with the youngest preschoolers – and has a pretty high impact.

Empty Tomb Rolls aka Resurrection Rolls


  • Package of refrigerated crescent rolls – symbolizes the tomb
  • 8 large marshmallows – symbolizes the body of Jesus
  • ¼ cup melted butter – symbolizes the oils for embalming
  • Mix 1 tbsp ground cinnamon with ¼ cup sugar – represents the spices used to anoint Jesus’s body

Separate rolls into eight triangles. Dip each marshmallow into butter and roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mix. Place it on a triangle and close the dough up around it. Make sure you seal the edges well or the marshmallow might escape. Place on a greased pan or muffin cups pan. Brush the tops of the dough with leftover butter and cinnamon-sugar mix. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.

Tear the roll open and voila, it’s empty. At our house we find that baking is a really easy way to bond, have fun and talk. Adding another meaningful layer to this family activity is a win-win. Enjoy a delicious desert while you read the story of Easter with your kids afterwards.

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