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try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.


                           1 c whole pecans
                             3 egg whites
                               1 c sugar
                             1 tsp vinegar
                              pinch salt

                              you need:
                             wooden spoon
                             zipper baggie

                    preheat oven to 300 degrees.
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 child smell the vinegar.
Put 1 tsp vinegar into 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 live 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 belong to Him.
 Read Ps 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes
until stiff peaks are   formed.  Explain that the color
white represents the purity in God's eyes of those
whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
 Read Isa 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts.
Drop by tsp onto waxed paper
covered cookie sheet.

Explain that each mound represents
the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was
 Read Matt 27: 57-60

Put cookie sheet in the oven.  Close the door
and turn the oven OFF.  Give each child a piece
of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that
 Jesus' tomb was sealed.
 Read Matt 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 Resurrection morning, open the oven
and give everyone a cookie!
Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.
The cookies are hollow!  On
 the first Resurrection day, Jesus' followers
were amazed to find the
tomb open and empty.
 Read Matt 28: 1-9