3 Christmas Snacks That Will Wow


The past few weeks we have covered Christmas music, Christmas games, Christmas programs, Christmas traditions, how to help preteens understand Christmas, and even how to keep your focus on what matters this Christmas. This week, I wanted to take a look at Christmas snacks. Our experts have cooked up some of the most delicious seasonal snacks that are both fun to make and to eat. Here are three of my favorites.

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1. Snack to Share. Your preschoolers will love this snack that teaches how fun it can be to share. Follow the link for instructions. Kids will stir up a batch of Christmas snacks and fill bags to enjoy and share with others. After praying for someone, they will deliver the ribbon-wrapped bag of goodies to them.

2. Nativity Snack. I’ve heard of gingerbread houses and gingerbread Nativity scenes, but this snack puts a whole new twist on that idea. Kids try to build a Nativity scene with graham crackers, pretzel rods, and a Tootsie Roll baby Jesus. They’ll find it next to impossible, until you provide them frosting for glue. Then you can guide your kids into discovering that just as they need the frosting for their snack, we all need Jesus to hold our lives together.

3. Gingersnap Stars. Here is a snack celebrating Jesus’ birth that you can make in a snap. These spicy stars made with peanut butter and gingersnap cookies are a great treat that can go along with Matthew 2:10-11. Bonus-Younger kids will love singing this simple song set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” while enjoying the treat:

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
What a super sign you are.
Up above the world so high,
Announcing Jesus in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
You helped the wise men travel far.


Still hungry for more? Want a second helping of Christmas snacks? Here are two quick treats: candy cane-inspired ice cream and fun Christmas sugar cookies.

I want to know your favorite snacks to make for your kids. Do you have any special snacks you do for Christmas? And seasonal treats you personally absolutely love? (I’m a sucker for those Christmas tree cakes.) Share with us your thoughts in our comment section below!


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David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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