Sharing with us today is Paula Alflen, creator of Printoons. Check our the Printoons kits we provide: Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, and Nativity. Today, she has put together a great Easter activity to do with your kids to share the story of Christ’s death and resurrection. Check it out!
Easter Story Cookies
This is a sweet, hands-on way to teach kids the story of Eater.
To be made the evening before Easter, you need:
1 cup whole pecans 1 tsp vinegar
3 egg whites Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar Zipper baggies
Wooden spoon Tape
Preheat oven to 300°F
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19: 1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp into the mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19: 28-30.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10: 10-11.
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.
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 and belong to Him. Read John 3:16.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes, until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes for those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18.
Fold in nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body laid. Read Matthew 27: 57-60.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27: 65-66.
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.
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. Read Matthew 28: 1-9.