Happy Easter Week! Is your family doing any fun activities to celebrate or learn more about Easter? I’d love to hear about them all!
This year, our cousin Joan forwarded an activity on to us called Resurrection Cookies. We had a delightful time making them this morning. The kids learned a lot and were surprised by the fun surprise at the end.
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1. Preheat oven to 300.
2. Place pecans in ziploc baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, the Roman soldiers beat him. Read John 19:1-3.
3. Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.
4. Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.
5. Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.
6. So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 Cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.
7. Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes or until stiff peaks are formed.Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
8. Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60.
9. Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matt.27:65-66.
10. GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.
(Note: we made these in the morning and then waited about three hours before opening the oven. This worked great!)
11. On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
Luke 24:1-3 And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
Aren’t these fun? They really do look like empty tombs. The kids loved it!
I Corinthians 15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
- 1 C whole walnuts or almonds
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 egg whites
- 1 C sugar
- ½ t vanilla or almond extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In a Ziploc bag, beat nuts with wooden spoons or rolling pin until crushed.
- In a mixing bowl, add egg whites, vinegar, and sugar. Add vanilla or almond extract (if using)
- Beat with electric mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
- Fold in crushed nuts.
- Scoop onto wax paper covered cookie sheets.
- TURN OFF OVEN.
- Place cookies inside oven and leave in overnight (or for at least 3 hours).