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Sunday School Snacks for Old Testament Stories

Updated on July 30, 2014

Old Testament Sunday School Snacks

In your Sunday School class, having a snack which is associated with the main Bible story is a great way to reinforce the lesson. On this page you'll find snacks to reinforce Old Testament stories: creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, the tower of Babel, baby Moses, King David, Jonah, and more.

Some of the snacks featured here can be made by the children in their class. Others will be made ahead of time and just eaten and enjoyed during class. Make sure you point out the significance of the snack for maximum learning opportunities.

To help you to have a cooking activity with the children which will go as smoothly as possible, I am also including some tips and practical suggestions. Please feel free to add any of your own further ideas to the guestbook at the end of this article.

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If the children will be doing a food activity, make sure you prepare ahead of time

  1. Test out the recipe at home first.
  2. Don't try to be too elaborate, especially when just starting to introduce food preparation to your class.
  3. Make sure that none of the children have allergies to the ingredients you will be using.
  4. Make sure that the activity is appropriate for the age of the children, the number of children, and the amount of time and space you have available. Be warned that the activity will take longer than your trial run at home!
  5. Make sure you have all ingredients and utensils on hand. Some of these recipes will require advance preparation.
  6. Make sure you have a safe cooking environment for the children. Instead of using a stove, you may like to consider purchasing individual heating units for the children to use.
  7. It would be a good idea to have an apron or smock for each child to protect their clothes
  8. Make sure the children know the rules for sanitation and safety before you begin any activity with food.
  9. You may need to ensure that you have a container for each child, or a way for them to transport home any excess food they prepare (unless they will be eating it all in class).
  10. Leave enough time for clean up afterwards.
  11. Consider enlisting the help of one or more responsible helpers.

Animals in Bible Stories - Serve some animal treats

Wilton Animal Cookie Cutter Set, 50-Piece
Wilton Animal Cookie Cutter Set, 50-Piece

Plastic animal cookie cutter set - includes gorilla, kangaroo, frog, duck, giraffe, pig, squirrel, butterfly, cat, lizard, horse, dog, rooster, dove, bear, bat, octopus, sheep, caterpillar, flamingo, penguin, dinosaurs and more.

 

This 50 piece animal cookie cutter set could be used to make cookies for the children to decorate or to cut out animal-shaped sandwiches. They could be used for so many Bible stories:

all the animals - creation

snake - Adam and Eve

all the animals (including a bird/ dove) - Noah's ark

camel, sheep, horse/donkey - Abraham had lots of livestock

camel - Rebekah watered Abraham's servant's camel

frog - plague of frogs in Egypt

horse / donkey - Balaam's donkey

sheep - David was a shepherd

bird/raven - ravens fed Elijah

lion - Daniel in the lions' den

whale or fish - Jonah and the big fish / whale

Caution: some of the food mentioned here contain peanuts or peanut butter. Here are some possible peanut butter substitutes.

Genesis Snacks

Six Days of Creation

Six Days of Creation Snacks
Six Days of Creation Snacks

God made man in his image

© Copyright little miss ladybug

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-ND 2.0 License.

Here are some suggestions: animal crackers, animal shaped cookies, animal shaped sandwiches, or getting the children to use tubes of icing to decorate gingerbread men.

www.missionarlington.org/pdfs/OTL1Year

Click on Lesson 1: Creation and scroll to the last page for a creation concoction

perpetualpreschool.com/christianthemes/bible_themes/god_made_me

_snacks.htm

Man-shaped sandwiches

www.dltk-bible.com/recipes/oreo.htm

Use an oreo to teach about God's creation

kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-sunny-breakfast.html

Day 4 God created the sun – waffles and omelets

missrachelskindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/09/creation-snack.html

Food suggestions for each of the 6 days of creation.

Links checked Jul 2014

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve Snacks
Adam and Eve Snacks

Forbidden fruit

© Copyright audreyjm529

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY 2.0 License.

www.dltk-kids.com/recipesdb/view.asp?rid=371

Adam and Eve were tempted by fruit - fruit pizza

www.sundayschoolresources.com/bibletruths1.htm

Teach the children about temptation during snack time (first activity)

www.dltk-bible.com/genesis/chocolate_snake.htm

No bake chocolate snake for the children to make

www.churchhousecollection.com/serpent-cupcakes.php

Serpent cupcakes and icecubes

Links checked Mar 2014

Noah and the Great Flood

Noah and the Great Flood Snacks
Noah and the Great Flood Snacks

Some animals to take on the ark

© Copyright Sugar Daze

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-ND 2.0 License.

Suggested foods include animal crackers, animal shaped cookies, animal shaped sandwiches

spoonful.com/recipes/noahs-ark-cake

Noah's ark cake

www.jacquelinejules.com/tastyrecipes.htm

After the flood, Noah planted a vineyard - make a grapefruit salad. Also the dove brought back an olive branch - make a three bean olive salad.

www.livinglocurto.com/2011/03/rainbow-cupcakes

Cupcakes with rainbows on top

Links checked Jul 2013

The Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel Snacks
The Tower of Babel Snacks

Cookie tower

© Copyright lisaclarke

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-ND 2.0 License.

www.dltk-bible.com/recipes/craftysnacks.htm

Make a tower of Babel

www.missionarlington.org/pdfs/OTL1Year

Click on Lesson 5: Tower of Babel and go to the last page for a yummy nacho tower

donna-cosmato.suite101.com/sunday-school-lesson-plans-tower-of-babel-a203534

Scroll down to Sunday School Lesson Plan Edible Craft to make a mini tower from pretzels

Links checked Jul 2013

Abraham

Abraham Snacks
Abraham Snacks

Abraham's descendants promised to number like the stars in the sky

© Copyright yashima

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

www.churchhousecollection.com/recipes-for-church.php

Search on this page for Abraham's Children Like Stars Cookies (cookie recipe) and Abraham Cupcakes (with a printable picture of Abraham to put on the top)

www.wycliffe.org/Resources/Kids/FreeCurriculum/BrightIdeas.aspx

Scroll down to Desert Dweller's Tea Time for tea, nomad style

Links checked Aug 2013

Israel / Jacob and Esau

Jacob and Esau Snacks
Jacob and Esau Snacks

Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for some lentil stew

© Copyright jules:stonesoup

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY 2.0 License.

thestonesoup.com/blog/2010/07/how-to-eat-for-2-a-day-without-resorting-to-battery-hen-eggs/

Scroll down for the hearty red lentil stew recipe

www.churchhousecollection.com/jacob-and-esau-soup.php

Printable labels for Jacob and Esau soup

deniseoliveri.suite101.com/jacob-and-esau-bible-lesson-ideas-a34454

Two different ideas - vegetable soup (to represent lentil stew) and ladder shaped pretzels (to represent Jacob's ladder)

www.dltk-bible.com/recipes/craftysnacks.htm

Make Jacob's ladder

Links checked Nov 2013

Joseph

Joseph Snacks
Joseph Snacks

Multicolored sprinkled cookies for Joseph's multicolored coat

© Copyright Pink Sherbet Photography

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY 2.0 License.

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/old-fashioned-sugar-cookies-recipe2/index.html

Make old fashioned sugar cookies to represent Joseph's coat

www.churchhousecollection.com/recipes-for-church.php

Search on this page for Joseph's coat of many colors cupcake and also Pharaoh cupcake (Joseph interprets pharaoh's dream)

ceministry.blogspot.com/2010/07/joseph-in-egypt-vbs-snack-ideas.html

More tasty ideas for teaching about Joseph in Egypt

Links checked Nov 2013

Make cupcakes to look like ice cream cones with colored sprinkles

Exodus Snacks

Baby Moses

Baby Moses Snacks
Baby Moses Snacks

Baby Moses in a basket on the River Nile

© Copyright cscott2006

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

www.lessons4sundayschool.com/Baby_Moses_Lesson.php

Click on the lesson link to find a cute snack idea for Moses in a basket on p2

docthelmaskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/09/baby-moses-jello-craft.html

Baby Moses jello snack

www.dltk-kids.com/recipesdb/view.asp?rid=361

Baby Moses in a basket using bananas

Links checked Jan 2014

More Moses

More Moses Snacks
More Moses Snacks

Moses parts the Red Sea (you could use Lego figures)

© Copyright bdunnette

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-SA 2.0 License.

www.ehow.co.uk/info_8187625_burning-bush-snack-ideas.html

Moses and the burning bush - several snack ideas

www.missionarlington.org/pdfs/OTL1Year

Click on Lesson 18: Through the Red Sea and go to the last page for a fun snack idea using a banana, jello and crackers

www.dltk-kids.com/recipesdb/view.asp?rid=274

Crossing the Red Sea - red jello

www.dltk-kids.com/recipesdb/view.asp?rid=275

Crossing the Red Sea - blue jello

www.dltk-bible.com/recipes/honeyspread.htm

Canaan - the land flowing with milk and honey - make honey spread

Links checked Feb 2014

The Plagues of Egypt

The Plagues Snacks
The Plagues Snacks

Plague of frogs

© Copyright melanie_hughes

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY 2.0 License.

www.churchhousecollection.com/recipes-for-church.php

Scroll down to The 10 Plagues of Egypt Snacks for snack ideas and recipes including the plague of blood (cupcakes with printable toppers), the plague of gnats (cereal snacks with printable label), the plague of flies (fly cupcakes and icecubes using plastic flies), the plague on the livestock (make cow pie puddings), the plague of boils (make some corn chip ashes), and more.

kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2011/03/apple-froggies.html

The plague of frogs - make frogs from fruit and marshmallows

Links checked March 2013

Joshua Snacks

Walls of Jericho

Joshua and the walls of Jericho
Joshua and the walls of Jericho

Break apart walls of Jericho

© Copyright Franklin Park Library

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY 2.0 License.

www.suite101.com/content/joshua-the-battle-of-jericho-a25867

Make edible walls from marshmallows

www.lessons4sundayschool.com/Joshua_Jericho_Lesson.php

Click on the lesson link to find instructions for edible walls

www.churchhousecollection.com/walls-of-jericho-cake.php

Walls of Jericho cake

Links checked March 2013

Judges Snacks

Samson

Samson snacks
Samson snacks

Samson killed a lion with his bare hands

© Copyright kristin_a (Meringue Bake Shop)

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-ND 2.0 License.

www.mssscrafts.com/crafts/recipes/cupcakes.htm

Samson killed a lion with his bare hands - lion cupcakes.

www.churchhousecollection.com/recipes-for-church.php

Search for Samson And Delilah Snacks for two types of snacks relating to Samson: Delilah scissors and Samson hair snack and Samson and Delilah cupcake with printable topper

candiquik.com/recipe/barbell-cookies/

Make edible barbells to represent Samson's strength

Links checked March 2013

Samuel / Kings / Chronicles Sunday School Snacks

King David

King David Snacks
King David Snacks

David was a shepherd boy

© Copyright Cimexus

and licensed for reuse under the CC BY-ND 2.0 License.

www.mssscrafts.com/crafts/recipes/cupcakes.htm

David, the shepherd, protected his sheep from lions - make sheep and lion cupcakes.

www.churchhousecollection.com/david-and-goliath-stone-cookies.php

David and Goliath stone cookies

www.lessons4sundayschool.com/David_Goliath_Lesson.php

Make a Goliath snack using a banana and a slingshot snack.

Links checked March 2013

Fluffy Sheep Cupcakes

Jonah Snacks

Jonah and the Big Fish

Jonah Snacks
Jonah Snacks

Jonah was swallowed by a big fish

Picture credit - my photo

www.missionarlington.org/pdfs/OTL2Year

Click on Lesson 97: Jonah and scroll to p4 for several food ideas - tuna sandwiches, blue jello and cupcakes

www.churchhousecollection.com/recipes-for-church.php

Search for Jonah and The Whale Snacks for two Jonah snacks: Jonah soup and Jonah and the whale jello

www.mssscrafts.com/crafts/recipes/cupcakes.htm

Jonah was swallowed by a big fish / whale - whale cupcakes.

Links checked March 2013

Sunday School Snacks For New Testament Stories

Sunday School Snacks - New Testament Here you will find a growing collection of Sunday School snack ideas for the New Testament stories and Bible verses. Make lamb cupcakes when you tell the parable of the lost sheep or chocolate coins when you tell the parable of the talents.

Can you suggest any more Sunday School snacks?

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      Vonney Buz 

      9 months ago

      1. We had doh-nuts for the kids one week, and taught about how, without Jesus, your life has a hole in the middle of it.

      2. We were teaching on prayer, how the prayers of the saints is a sweet aroma to God, and we did 'instant noodles' (the whole area smelt of chicken noodles)

      3. We made a gigantic banana split in a piece of (cooking paper lined) guttering. A chef came to demonstrate it for us, and talked about the things that had to happen to the banana, cream etc and related them to our christian lives.

      4. We have also done 'fruit toast';

      5. Milk shakes (sometimes God shakes us up, and if we learn from it we 'taste' better)

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      Vonney Buz 

      9 months ago

      Crystal Hayward : When ever I tell about the widow and the oil and flour, I take an electric frypan ( I have to find it in my storeroom) and I make scones - flour (with powdered milk mixed into it)(I also lace it with some sugar for the children's tastebuds) oil, and water according to my scone recipe book. We mix it, each child having a stir, I pat it out, and cut into squares. All the time talking through the story again. Rises and cooks great in the frypan. If you have one with a glass lid, its even better.

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      Crystal Hayward 

      3 years ago

      I'm trying to find recipes to go with my lessons. Like Elisha and the Shumen woman , or Elisha and the widow woman.I think with snacks for the kids when they eat them at other times maybe it will help them remember the story that was taught with it.

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      QuizSquid 

      4 years ago

      What great ideas! We'll have to try some of these!

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      Dawn Romine 

      4 years ago from Nebraska

      Love these, I've taught Sunday School for almost 20 years, it's a small church and I don't know why I haven't used food in my lessons, the kids would love it.

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      LouisaDembul 

      5 years ago

      What a great idea with snacks that match the Bible reading!

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      Deadicated LM 

      5 years ago

      Very creative and different Lens, well done!

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I wish I knew these when I was teaching religion.

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      dellgirl 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on making the TOP PERFORMERS: Best of Food & Cooking page.

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      Ahdilarum 

      6 years ago

      Wow. Variety of mouthwatering snacks for Sunday. Great lens..

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      iijuan12 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Awesome resource! I'll be checking back often! I love anything that is both edible and educational!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I wrapped a crescent roll around a hotdog leaving a small opening for face and baked them. When done you can put mustard drops as eyes if you want to. These represented Baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes

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      RaisedVegetableG 

      6 years ago

      Very clever lens. I don't teach sunday school, but I think this is a great way of getting the message across. I will be spreading the word about this lens.

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      Jeanette 

      6 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: Thanks Miss Rachel. I have included a link to your page.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

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