Old Testament Snacks

Jonah and the Big Fish
Give each child some “Goldfish Crackers”, stick pretzels, and peanut butter. The children can dip their fishing pole (stick pretzel) into their bait (peanut butter) and catch a Goldfish.

I actually got this idea from someone else but thought it was cute. When studying about Noah make a rainbow snack. Have to begin preparing this six days in advance. Buy 6 boxes of Jell-O- purple blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Each day for 6 days put a layer in a clear plastic cup and put in the refrigerator. When you get through you should have a rainbow Jell-O cup!

For story of David and Goliath. I made cookies shapes like slingshots. (Rolls cookie dough out and form into a Y shape.) I used string licorice for the strap. (children like red better) Set “string” in as soon as cookies are out of the oven. For the stones use malted milk balls.

This is a cute idea to go along with the Bible lesson from Exodus 2:4-10. Moses mother put her baby in a basket and floated him on the Nile River in order to protect him and keep him safe. She trusted that God would take care of Moses.

MOSES IN THE BASKET ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup nonfat dry milk, 1 cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes, jelly beans, wax paper

Mix together the peanut butter, dry milk, honey and vanilla. Roll the peanut butter mixture into small balls. Roll the balls in the crushed cornflakes, place the balls on wax paper, and shape into baskets. Add a jelly bean in the middle of the basket to be baby Moses.

In Psalms 23, David talks about God as a caring shepherd who watches over the sheep and takes care of all their needs. David trusted God the way a sheep trusts the shepherd.

SHEPHERD’S LUNCH Prepare some seedless grapes, cheese chunks, and bread to enjoy with your children. Spread a quilt outside under a tree. Tell your child that shepherds in Bible times ate their lunch outside while they were watching over their sheep. The shepherds might have had grapes, cheese and bread to eat.

This is a quick and easy snack to go along with the story of Noah.

TWO BY TWO SNACK Enjoy eating animal crackers. Help your children identify the animals. You can even group them to see if you happened to get a matching pair. Remind your child that God told Noah to bring two of every animal on the ark. Noah trusted God to take care of his family and the animals on the ark. We can trust God to take care of us!