rise up! i am now officially afraid of easter.



while looking for holiday lesson ideas to share with my kinder class, i stumbled upon this one from a home-schooling page online. i must say i found it terrifying.

‘jesus in the tomb – cooking lesson’

‘jesus said he would rise from the dead in 3 days. he rose in 3 days.’

supplies needed: crescent rolls, marshmallows, cinnamon, margarine

directions: take one marshmallow and dip it in margarine. roll it in cinnamon. have the children place it inside of the center of the triangle of dough. have them fold the dough around the marshmallow so that the marshmallow is ‘buried’ in its tomb. bake according to the crescent roll package directions. have the children take the role of the guards at jesus’ tomb. have them stand guard at the oven. take the rolls out of the tomb (oven) and let the cool. the marshmallows will be gone, just like jesus’ body was gone!

other suggested lessons:

creative writing – have the children pretend to be reporters interviewing pontius pilate. ask him things like: why did you make your decision? were you pressured into it? have the children use their imagination to answer the questions.

art/literacy lesson – have them lay on large paper, trace them, and write across their chest – ‘jesus lives in me.’ 

food lesson – make easter sandwiches, crust symbolizes god, white is jesus, fillings are holy spirit. choose your fillings, can use red fillings to symbolize blood, share them, give thanks and enjoy!

after reviewing all of this, i opted to color eggs, hide them, show scary easter bunny pics, and eat a lot of chocolate.  

10 responses »

  1. That is horrendous. Tomorrow I will be making Easter bunny ear head bands and looking for eggs in the playground. Any more may blow my 4-5 year olds brains.


  2. OMG…wow. I am not sure what to say. The crescent rolls ‘might’ be considered sort of creepy … but the rest of the lesson …omg.

    I have hidden chocolates and stuff for my daughter (lol…she is 13 and told me she did not want to hunt for eggs and things….but what can I say? I’m a mom.)

    Later if we buy an on-sale chocolate bunny we will slowly eat his ears…then head…then …oohhhh wait … am I being creepy too?!??! lol


    • @irish – all of it terrified me. i will never look at crescent rolls in the same way ever again ) i agree that you have to still do egg hunts and have fun no matter how old your kids are –


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