Independence Day: Freedom Breakfast


Show your children’s ministry the meaning of Independence Day with this fun Bible breakfast.

For more great articles like this, subscribe to our magazine. Subscribe now and get free ideas that'll help families grow in faith this Christmas season! With these reproducible templates, it's easy to partner with parents to lead kids to Jesus!

Serve a breakfast before Sunday school to show children what kind of breakfast the Israelites may have eaten after God led them to the Promised Land. This multisensory experience is one that kids will remember forever.

The more elaborate you make your environment the better. Set up low tables so children can sit on the floor. (Plywood on bricks will work fine.) Cover tables with cloths. Use large pottery jars as centerpieces. Earthenware serving pieces and baskets also add to the ambience.

Have one server for each table. Encourage your servers to dress in costume and to explain each food’s biblical connection as they serve it. Servers can connect the Israelites’ new found freedom to our freedom in Christ.

Here’s a sample menu:


  • Bread: Exodus 12:14-20 (Unleavened bread is available in stores.)
  • Honey: Proverbs 24:13 (Serve in a pot with a honey server.)
  • Milk: Judges 4:19 (Serve in cups rather than in cartons.)
  • Eggs: Luke 11:11-13 (Boil and cut in pieces to serve.)
  • Figs: Exodus 8:7-10: (You can get these in a can.)
  • Grapes: Deuteronomy 23:24 (Serve in bunches.)
  • Cake: 1 Samuel 30:11-15 (Use Fig Newtons.)

Mildred Musgrave
Fairfield, Illinois


No more wasted time on newsletters parents aren’t reading! Start getting the ease and professionalism of the Parenting Christian Kids newsletter for just $6.67 $4.99 a month. Hurry! This offer is valid for a limited time!


About Author

Children's Ministry Magazine

Children's Ministry Magazine is the most read magazine for people who minister to children from birth through sixth grade. We're partnering with you to make Jesus irresistible to kids.

Leave A Reply