Resurrection Rolls are a fun, kid friendly activity to teach your little ones about the reason behind Easter!

After doing this the last couple of years, my kids now remind me to do it as a part of our Easter celebration. These rolls are easy to make and really yummy too!

What you will need:

  • 1 (8oz) can of crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 marshmallows

Gather your kids and let them help in assembling these rolls. You get to tell them the story as they help!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix your cinnamon and sugar together. Unroll your crescent rolls and separate them along the perforations, into 8 triangles. Now you’re ready to assemble. For a video tutorial, see below.

The marshmallow represents Jesus.

First: Roll the marshmallow in the butter. Then roll it in the spices. As you do, share Matthew 26:6-12. This is when Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, poured her alabaster flask of oil and fragrant spices on Jesus. It was a beautiful act of love and kindness. This was preparing Jesus for his burial less than one week later.

Second: Place the marshmallow on one triangle and roll it up, sealing the edges well with your finger. As you do this, share how Jesus was wrapped in linen and placed in a large dark tomb cut out of rock (Luke 23:53).

Third: place your rolls on a greased cookie sheet and place in the oven for 11 minutes. Share how Jesus was in the dark tomb for three days, and all of the people lost hope. They didn’t remember the prophesies that said He would rise again. They thought their Savior was dead.

Fourth: Take the rolls out and allow them to cool off for ten minutes. With one in your hand, slowly pull it apart, revealing that the tomb is now empty and Jesus has risen and is alive!! (Luke 24:5)

Celebrate together by enjoying your rolls!

Happy Resurrection Day! He lives!

If one busts open, no big deal. I took the moment to ask, “Aren’t you glad that Jesus chose to die for us and not bust out like the marshmallow?” (John 10:18)

Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.


  1. Love this! I’m having my niece and nephew for a sleepover this weekend, and I think I might’ve found a new activity for us 🙂

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