This is a tradition that we've been doing at Easter for the past few years. We didn't do it last year...we had just moved here the week before, and it was a rough time for me. I was doing good to get them dressed and to church that day. Thankfully, I'm much better now, :) and we are back in our normal swing of things. Whew.
Since each of the boys were born it's been very important to B and me to be intentional when it comes to celebrating holidays. To make sure the boys understand the real meaning of Christmas and Easter especially, but even to make sure they understand why we have Thanksgiving and Independence Day. And we're all about doing that in a fun, kid-friendly way.
We want to make sure that the boys understand, each on their own level, why we have Good Friday, and all we get to celebrate on Easter Sunday. The resurrection bread helps them get the concept pretty well:
Ingredients: one can of Grands biscuits, marshmallows, melted butter, cinnamon and sugar
Step One: Flatten out a biscuit. The biscuit represents the tomb where Jesus was placed.
Step Two: place a marshmallow in the middle, and wrap the biscuit around it. The marshmallow represents Jesus.
See? Like this. ;)
Step Three: dip the biscuit into some melted butter, then the sugar and cinnamon.
Place them on a cookie sheet, seam side down, and bake according to package directions.
After you let them cool completely, you'll see that the bread is now hollow inside.
The tomb is empty! Jesus is alive. :)
Or according to Hunter, Jesus ate the marshmallow. Symbolism is hard to understand when you're 4. ;)