Easter Resurrection Rolls | A Fun Easter Activity

This is one of our all-time favorite Easter recipes! A fun Easter treat that teaches children the real reason behind Easter.

  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Dough⁠
  • 8 large marshmallows⁠
  • Water⁠ or Butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixed


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Unroll crescent dough and separate each triangle.⁠ (Explain that this is like the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.)
  • Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus. It’s white and pure because He was without sin.
  • Have children dip marshmallow in water. (This symbolizes the embalming oils.)
  • Roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.⁠ (This is like the spices used to prepare his body for burial.)
  • Place a marshmallow in the top of the crescent roll and roll into a crescent roll shape, then secure the sides by tucking them under and pinching them closed.⁠. This represents how they wrapped Jesus’ body.
  • Place on prepared cookie sheet and repeat.⁠
  • Place in the oven. (symbolizing the tomb). Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.⁠
  • Let cool for a few minutes and open the roll.

The marshmallow has disappeared! This signifies how Jesus has been resurrected.

On the third day, the tomb was found empty.

Such a great visual lesson for young children! Death is not the end.

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