For the past 4 years I have wrapped 25 books and gave them to the girls one at a time as a December book Advent… until this year. It’s hard to let a tradition go, but eventually you outgrow them and I am learning (slowly) that it’s okay. Instead of wrapping the books this year, (which I didn’t miss one little bit) I put them out for the girls to enjoy the whole month.
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Easter is coming soon!
Easter is easily one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love this time of focusing our hearts on Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. There are so many ways that we do this in our home and I’m excited to share some of them with you, before Easter. I always have the best intentions to do this but following through can be so hard.
A couple of weeks ago I shared how you can make your own resurrection eggs and if you haven’t made yours yet, it’s not too late. The 2016 start date is tomorrow!
Today I wanted to share a long time Easter tradition of ours, resurrection rolls. I also want to share about one of our favorite books to read this time of the year as well.
Resurrection rolls are easy to make and tasty to eat too. I started making resurrection rolls with Marissa when she was just 3 years old and it is tradition that I am so glad we’ve kept.
Easy & fun to make and the perfect visual of an empty tomb.
A fun recipe to make with kids celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 91
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 68g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 1 Can of crescent rolls
- 8 Large marshmallows
- Small bowl of cinnamon sugar
- 2T Butter, melted
- 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- 2) Dip the marshmallow into the butter then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
- Explain that the marshmallow represents Jesus' body and the butter & Sugar are the spice they prepared his body for burial with.
- 3) Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll sealing all of the edges tightly.
- Explain how they placed Jesus in the tomb and sealed it closed.
- 3) Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown on a lined (very important) cookie sheet. I like to use a silpat mat for easy clean-up.
- When the rolls are finished let them cool for a few minutes then reveal the empty tomb.
- He is risen, He is risen indeed!
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While we wait for our rolls to bake we have made it a tradition to read one of our favorite books.
In the 4 years that I have been reading this book with the girls I have yet to finish it with dry eyes. In a world of ‘once upon a time stories’ this book shares the ultimate fairy tale in a way that brings this mama to tears EVERY single time.
These are the Easter traditions that I dream of continuing with my grand-kids someday.
No eggs or bunnies, but the beautiful story of an empty tomb
The truth about Easter.
What is your favorite Easter tradition?