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Back to school snacks with a fun Bible lesson to learn


When I taught CCD to the little ones at my church, Holy Trinity, we used crafts and snacks to bring the Bible alive for the children. Here are some fun things we did. And with school starting, these are nice snacks for the kids. They get a bonus: a treat they’ll like plus a Bible story that goes along with it. Some of these recipes have been shared by generous teachers through the years. And one more thing, regardless of your religious affiliation, these snacks fill the bill for kids, and, if I do say so myself, adults too!
Barbell Bites
These remind us of how strong we are with God.  Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or discouraged.  For the Lord your God is with you where ever you go.”

Make barbells out of pretzel sticks, cheese cubes and grapes.
Noah’s Ark.DSCN2177The story of Noah’s ark. Genesis 7:2-4 This is where the Lord commanded Noah to put on his ark  7 pairs of every clean animal, a male and its made and of the unclean animals, one pair, a male and its mate; also 7 pairs of every bird, a male and its mate. Make a Noah’s ark by smearing some peanut butter  and jelly into a pita half.  Let them take animal crackers, in pairs, and put them in the pita. The kids will enjoy eating animals out of the ark.David’s Stones


David and Goliath: 1 Samuel 17:49: David put his hand in his bag and too a stone, threw it at the Philistine in his forehead and he fell to the earth. 

Use a vanilla wafer or donut hole which you ice if you want with a thin confectioners’ sugar icing tinted with gray. Use 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon water or milk for a thin glaze; for a thicker glaze, use 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water or so. Add a teeny bit of black food coloring if you  have it to tint rocks gray.

Locust Legs and Moses’ Basket


Matthew 3:1: John ate locusts and wild honey during his time in the wilderness.

Make little haystacks out of chow mein noodles and either butterscotch morsels or peanut butter morsels. I melt a generous 1/2 cup morsels and then add about 1-1/2 cups noodles to it. Make little haystacks and put on sprayed sheet to dry. The chow mein noodles represent the locusts legs.


You can also make little baskets from this same recipe representing Moses when his Mother put him in a basket and floated him on the Nile River to keep him safe. The passage is in Exodus 2:4-10. Such an interesting and fun way for the kids to understand this story.  I just make a basket shape from the mixture and add a licorice handle. I like to put a purple jelly bean (the color of royalty) in the middle representing Baby Moses.


Go fish!



John 21: 4-14 Talks about Jesus appearing again to the disciples as  they were fishing and were unable to catch any fish.

“Cast the net on the right side”, Jesus told them. The caught a net full of fish!
Give each child some “Goldfish Crackers”, stick pretzels for the fishing pole, and cheese dip or peanut butter for the bait. The children can dip their fishing pole (stick pretzel) into their bait and catch a Goldfish.




Description: Start with Oreo cookies and go clockwise.

Book of Genesis.

Day 1: “Let there be light”. God separated the light from the dark.

Mini oreo cookies, split in half, represent the light and dark.

Day 2:  God separated the water on top from the water on bottom so that we would have ground and sky.

Use frosted Mini Wheats cereal: the bottom, which is brown, represents the earth, the top, which is white, represents the sky/clouds.

Day 3: God made grass, trees, fruits and flowers.

Use stick pretzels for the trees, green & colored  M&M’s for the flowers, and dried fruit for the fruit.

Day 4: God created the sun and the moon and the stars.
Use Orange M&M’s for the moon and yellow for the sun. You can use star shaped pasta for the stars.

Day 5:  God made the birds and the fish.

Goldfish crackers work well here.

Day 6:  God made man and woman and all the animals that live on the ground.

Animal crackers represent the animals. I put them on a fig leaf to represent Adam & Eve when they were banished from Eden.

Day 7: God rested.
Use mini marshmallows for God’s pillow. God blessed the 7th day and made it holy.




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  1. Michele DeFalco

    Wonderful. Heard you on Sun Rise Morning Show, EWTN. Giving to a friend who works with children at her church; saving it for my grandkids. Thank you.

  2. Rita Heikenfeld

    Thanks to all who have commented that they like this post. It was fun for me, too.

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