Edible Empty Tomb

Answers Bible Curriculum Easter Lessons

on March 14, 2018



    One of the following for each student:

    • Small paper/plastic plates
    • Graham cracker squares
    • Mini chocolate donuts
    • Mini round cookies
    • Toothpicks
    • Risen Labels (download below)

    Enough to share:

    • Vanilla frosting
    • Green food coloring
    • Plastic knives
    • Tape
    • Optional: cookie crumbles, sprinkles, decorative candies


    Before class: Print and cut out one Risen label for each student. Prepare bowls of frosting (stir in green food coloring) and supply knives at each table. Cut off one edge of each donut just under the hole. Break graham crackers into squares.

    During class: Pass out one plate and one graham cracker square to each student. Have students form a small circle of frosting in the center of their plate and gently press their cracker onto the frosting to hold it still. Then have students frost the top of the graham cracker.

    Pass out one pre-cut donut and one cookie to each student. Have students press their donut, hole side down, onto the top of the frosted graham cracker to form the empty tomb. Then place one cookie next to the hole in the donut to represent the stone rolled away from the entrance. If desired, use cookie crumbles, sprinkles, or other candies to decorate the frosting around the tomb.

    Have students color one Risen Label and tape it onto one end of a toothpick. Poke the opposite end into the donut as a flag.

    Suggested Discussion

    When the women came to the tomb where Jesus was laid, an angel had rolled away the stone that was in front of the entrance so they could see it was empty. The angel told them Jesus had risen just as he said. The women were so happy! They ran to tell the disciples the good news. We should be excited to share the good news of the Resurrection with others, too!

    Take this Resurrection snack home with you, and tell someone what it’s all about before you eat it up!

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ABC 2018 Easter Lessons (Excerpt)

Help your students focus on the real meaning of Easter with two lessons that cover Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, his crucifixion, and his Resurrection.

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