Palm Sunday + Resurrection Rolls

We attended the vigil mass last night, and I always love weaving our palms into crosses to go over the littles’ beds until Easter.


As we have done on many a Palm Sunday, we spent this morning in the kitchen talking about the Easter story while making “resurrection rolls”.  This is something my littles always look forward to.

Resurrection Rolls
3 tubes crescent dough (to make 24 rolls)
package of large marshmallows
1/2 stick of butter, melted
bowl of cinnamon and sugar mixture

1. Lay all of the ingredients out and preheat oven to 400.

2. Give each little their allotment of large marshmallows.  Explain that the marshmallow represents Jesus, our sweet savior.

3. Have them generously coat the marshmallow in the melted butter.  Tell them that this represents the embalming oils.

4. Next roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar mixture, to represent the spices used to anoint the body.


5. Help them tightly wrap each marshmallow in a triangle of crescent dough.  This step signifies the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death. Repeat the process for the rest of your rolls, racing to finish before all the marshmallows have been eaten.  This year we used well greased muffin tins – one for each roll.

7. Bake for 10 minutes, until browned and puffed.

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8. Remove from oven and serve.  Have the littles break open their roll to find it empty inside!  He is RISEN!!


It’s a sweet and easy activity with a very sweet reward at the end!

Happy Sunday, y’all!

Napkins by Natalie Chang

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