I’ve spent some time searching for ideas of how to celebrate Christ’s resurrection with kids and been a bit disappointed with what I’ve found, or rather, not found. There is always the classic resurrection roll, but I wanted to add a little more than that this year.
Finally, one day I had some inspiration as I was pulling into my garage and saw my son’s empty sandbox. The idea struck me that I could use the sandbox as an empty tomb! I had already considered putting together an obstacle course in our basement for our Easter party, but now we had a goal to race towards! How fun for the kids to pretend they are disciples racing to see if what they had heard was true!
I also found this food craft at CatholicIcing.com, which I am happy to pass on to you! It is very simple, I’m guessing kids as young as three or four years old could do it themselves. My only regret is that is not a healthy snack for your kids. Next year, I promise to improve in that area!
Empty Tomb Snacks
- Chocolate covered doughnuts
- Graham crackers squares
- Oreo cookies (or Mini Oreos, depending on the size of your doughnuts)
- Green Icing
Start the assembly by cutting off the bottom of the doughnut to make a flat surface. Next, spread icing on graham cracker square to be the grass. Place doughnut on the icing, then place the Oreo cookie to the side of the doughnut to look like the stone that was rolled away. All that’s left is for the kids to consume this sweet reminder of the Easter story!