Activities, games, and even kid snacks are an important part of making learning fun! Years ago the menu for Vacation Bible School snacks or Bible Club treats consisted of "cookies & Koolaide."
Many of the publishers of themed Bible lesson materials are now including creative and fun snacks for children to enjoy while also enhancing the teaching theme.
Following are easy snack ideas and recipes to go along with various Bible themes and lessons.
Trail Mix - Standard recipe - mix peanuts, raisins, and M&M's together; put in snack size bags for each child. You may also add a variety of cereals, pretzels, or dried fruit. Of course you could also purchase commercial brands.
S'mores - This brings back memories around campfires!
Place a piece of Hershey's chocolate on a graham cracker; top with a
marshmallow and another graham cracker. Heat a few seconds in
the microwave and serve! Or for a less messy option try S'mores pops by putting a marshmallow on a stick, dip into melted chocolate and then roll in graham cracker crumbs!
Cactus Juice - Lemonade or Green Koolaide
Prairie Dog Wraps - Instead of "pig-in-a-blanket", make prairie dog wraps by either wrapping a hotdog or small wieners in croissants and bake.
Haystacks - These cookies are easy to make and no baking is necessary. Melt 2 tbsp. peanut butter and 6 oz. butterscotch morsels over low heat in medium saucepan. Stir in 1 1/2 cup of Chinese noodles and 1 cup peanuts. Scoop out teaspoonfuls of hay stacks and place on cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Cool. Store in airtight container.
Royal Jewels - String together jelly beans and Fruit Loops on dental floss to make edible necklace or bracelet.
Crown cupcakes/cookies - Use icing to make crowns on cupcakes or cookies. Use tiny decorating candies to use for jewels on the crowns.
Royal Scepters - Make cheese & fruit kabobs or serve frozen scepters - Popcicles!
Royal Soda - Make traditional coke floats (a scoop of ice cream in a glass of coke) or make a fruit version using a sherbet and ginger ale.
Dirt Cake in cups with "fishing worms". There are many recipes for dirt cake, but the simplest is to prepare 2 small packages of chocolate pudding following the directions. Mix this with a 12 oz. thawed container of Cool Whip. Layer this with crushed Oreo or other chocolate cookies in a clear cup. Decorate with crushed Oreos on top and add in a gummy worm or two!
Goldfish Crackers - Kids love these for snack time and they come in fun rainbow colors now. Put a serving of Goldfish crackers in a cup and serve with a large stick pretzel with a piece of Twizzler tied to one end to make a fishing pole. Another option is to serve the pretzel with peanut butter to "fish" for the crackers. There is also another brand called "Whales," these would be fun for the Bible story of Jonah snack.
Banana Boats - Make banana splits; use small candies to make faces on the ice cream scoops and use small wooden skewers and dental floss to make fishing poles.
Ocean Water - Make blue Koolaide.