Fun At-Home Easter Activity: Resurrection Rolls

We’re having another lazy Spring Break day today.

sweet little love bug

While Hayes napped and Hudson was needing an activity to wind down before his nap, we decided to make Resurrection Rolls.

Hudson’s teacher, Mrs. Julie, gave us this recipe/activity when his class dismissed before Spring Break. I’m so glad she did! It was such a fun little quick activity that we could together. It was very simple and still symbolic of Easter and the resurrection. And the rolls were delicious!


1 (10 oz.) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

8 large marshmallows (I only had the tiny marshmallows on hand, so we improvised)

1/4 cup melted butter

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons sugar


Let your kids have their own crescent triangle. This represents the tomb.

Then have your child take one marshmallow (or in my case a little cluster of 5-6 marshmallows). This represents the Body of Christ.

The butter, cinnamon and sugar represent the oils and spices that Jesus’ body was anointed with when he was buried.

The marshmallow is laid in the crescent roll representing Jesus’ body being laid in the tomb.

Hudson enjoy just eating the marshmallows during the process!


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Lightly grease a baking sheet

3. Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles

4. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar

5. Dip a large marshmallow (or cluster or small marshmallows) into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture. Place marshmallow into the center of the dough triangle. Carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together very tightly to seal the marshmallow as it melts. Place on baking sheet. Repeat.

6. Bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.

(Make sure you pinch the seams really well or the marshmallow will ooze out of the sides, which is also just fine!)

When you cut into the crescent roll (tomb) you’ll see that the marshmallow is no longer there!

The tomb is empty! Jesus is risen and He is alive!

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  1. step moMster says:

    so precious! what a great way to teach this. i wish i had little ones to make this for.

  2. There is just something about baby lips when they sleep- love them!! Great recipe- next year when the nearest store with ingredients isn’t an ocean away…!

  3. I have seen these all over but never knew the story behind them! This is the best idea :) Mark and I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and I have a date with my little sister this week. I was looking for an Easter treat to make after we dye eggs- this is perfect and she will LOVE it!

  4. I love these! I did them last year with my daughter and we are doing them this year with the three older kiddos :) They were so fun and such a great way to tell the story :) This is on our schedule for Friday night!! Looks like Hudson had a great time!!

  5. Love these! I’d never heard of them before until this Easter season! I’m looking forward to when C is just a bit older and will understand more! Sweet boys! Hudson is looking more and more “all growed up!!” Happy Tuesday, friend!!

  6. That is SO cool!! I will be bookmarking this for next Easter!

  7. Oh wow these sound DELISH!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. That is so cute! I taught kindergarten before Owen was born and this would have been a perfect at home activity! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Yummy! I love the font you used for putting resurrection rolls on the picture. Do you know the name of it?

  10. Thank you for sharing this! I have been looking for a recipe. I also want to do Hot Cross Buns if anyone has a great recipe for that, I would love to have it. :)

  11. ohhhh, those look absolutely delicious…will definitely try those! thank you for sharing :) have a beautiful day!!

  12. I love this! What a great lesson and will be doing this on Sunday with my little one!!

    I’m also a new follower and can’t wait to read more!

  13. That is a great Easter activity. And who doesn’t love marshmallows wrapped in crescent rolls?!

  14. Ive never heard of this but definitely plan on making them. Thanks for sharing what a great activity.

  15. Hey Erin :)

    Glad you’re enjoying Hudson’s spring break! That’s an adorable picture of Hayes napping and of Hudson with marshmallows! What a great activity :)


  16. I love this idea and am featuring it on my blog today!


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