Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Super Quick, Super Easy, Meaningful Easter Treat

Here is a super quick, super easy treat to help the kids remember that Easter is really all about Jesus. This treat will remind your family that Jesus' tomb was empty! Jesus rose from the dead and did what no one had ever done before or since.

All you need is:

1 Doughnut per person
1 Doughnut (Donut?) Hole per person
Scrapbook paper or Washi tape
Magic Marker
Glue Stick

First you cut about 1/3 of the doughnut off. You are making a tomb, so you want a large hole. Discard the 1/3 you just cut off.

Then you set the larger part of the doughnut up on its side.

And roll a huge stone aka doughnut hole over the opening of the tomb "to prevent grave robbers from stealing the body of Jesus".

Then you make a little banner with a toothpick. You just cut a rectangle strip out of scrapbook paper and cut a little triangle out of the end. Wrap the straight end of the paper strip around a toothpick; just adhere with a little glue or tape. And then write your celebratory message: He is risen! Happy Easter! Hallelujah!

These would be perfect to serve with Easter breakfast.

Or you could serve these sweet "empty tombs" after you play my Hide and Seek Easter Game. This game is where kids act out the Easter story from "taking Jesus off the cross" and putting Him in the tomb to rolling the stone away and announcing the resurrection and looking all over the house for Jesus (a figure you have hidden). Kids love to play this game over and over. This post has a video of my kids playing this game as well as more detailed directions.

Or perhaps you could read Matthew 28 to the kids while they munch on their sweet snack. I find it is always a great time to read to the kids when their mouths are full. I tell you, I get the best teaching done in Sunday School during snack time.

I did find this more adult version of the empty tomb treat. Candace over at His Mercy is New makes a cake in a bundt pan every Easter and turns the bundt cake into an empty tomb:

For more Easter treats that remind us of the real meaning of Easter, check out these other posts of mine:

Yummy Dessert Tells Easter Story aka Resurrection Rolls

Meringue Cookies that use symbolism and the physical activity of making the cookies to explain the Easter story

Little Lamb cookies remind kids that Jesus is the Lamb of God or the Good Shepherd

You may also want to check out my Easter Pinterest Board. I am using that this week to plan special activities for my kids over Spring Break. You got any creative fun ideas to help your kids remember the real reason for Easter? I'd love to hear them.

I am sharing this post at: Titus 2 Tuedays


  1. Hi Su! Thank you so much for sharing my tomb cake! :) I love your doughnut version also!! Super cute!

  2. Love it. So easy and yet so meaningful!


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