What’s on the menu? – Easter Story Cookies

This post is more about a tradition idea than it is about menu planning but I couldn’t resist sharing this idea with you!  As I was thinking about  a recipe that I could post, I thought about the Easter Story Cookie recipe.  I found it in a book called “A Christ-Centered Easter” by Janet and Joe Hales.  I love this book!  I have used it for the past few years as we have tried to really focus on the reason we celebrate Easter – the resurrection of our Savior.   This book also has recipes to have a passover dinner and other recipes that are related to Easter.  (We used these recipes to create a fun quarterly primary activity – we are so excited to teach the children about the last week of the Savior’s life and to let them taste the food eaten in the passover).  There are activities, stories, play ideas and so much more in this book that focus on the Savior and this special time of year.  

Easter Story Cookies are fun to make and they also teach your children about the resurrection through symbolism.  You can use this for a Family Home Evening before Easter or it is a great activity for the Saturday night before Easter.  When you wake up on Easter morning you can check the oven and talk about how those who loved the Savior would have felt when they discovered that his body was gone.  The cookies are hollow in the center which also represents the empty tomb.  This activity is more than a recipe.  It can set the spirit of Easter Sunday for you right from the beginning of the day.  I’m looking forward to trying it with my kids this year.

Posted on March 24, 2010, in April, Easter, Family Home Evening, Holidays & Traditions, LDS Families, Miscellaneous and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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