Snack: Spicy Stars

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Theme: Celebrating Jesus’ birth

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Verses to Devour: Matthew 2:10-11

Supplies: five gingersnap cookies, a resealable
plastic sandwich bag, a teaspoon, corn syrup, creamy peanut butter,
wax paper, star-shaped cookie cutters, cinnamon, sugar, and
napkins.

What to Do: Place five gingersnaps in a
resealable plastic bag, and seal the bag. Crush the cookies into
fine crumbs. Open the bag to add two teaspoons of corn syrup and
one teaspoon of creamy peanut butter. Close the bag, and knead the
ingredients until a dough forms. Remove the dough from the bag, and
flatten it on a square of wax paper. If the dough is sticky, add
another crushed gingersnap. If the dough is too dry, add another
teaspoon of corn syrup. Cut out star shapes, and then sprinkle the
dough cookies with cinnamon and sugar. What a spicy treat-and oh,
so sweet!

What to Say: After everyone has cut out and
spiced up several stars, read aloud Matthew 2:10-11. Then ask: How did the wise
men celebrate Jesus’ birth? How did their gifts show love? How can
we celebrate Jesus’ birth today?

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Close by singing the following song to the tune of “Twinkle,
Twinkle, Little Star.”

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.

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