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15 Delicious Snacks Tied to Bible Stories

These 15 delicious snacks tied to Bible stories will give kids something to think about as they munch!


Snack time. Get out the Goldfish crackers and water and call it a day. Right? It’s easier to fill little bellies with whatever’s on hand, and simple kid food fits the bill.

But wait a minute.

Why settle for boring, forgettable snacks? Why not carry your lesson into every facet of the morning—including the 10 minutes reserved for eating?

Snack time is already a favorite time for kids, so use their motivation and put them to work! Get them involved as they create simple snacks that serve not only to fill tummies but also as a visual illustration of an important biblical truth.

Creative snacks don’t have to be difficult or costly. With just a bit of imagination, food becomes an excellent complement for some of our favorite lessons from the Bible. And when stories are presented in a fun and deliciously edible way, kids are likely to carry the lessons with them for years to come.

These 15 delicious snack ideas are creative, simple to make, and designed to help illustrate biblical concepts. Noah’s ark springs to life when kids create one-of-a-kind animals to munch on. The Garden of Eden materializes right on kids’ plates with just a few nutritious ingredients.

Next time you’re looking to leave a lasting—and delicious—impression on kids, give them some “food for thought” with one of these 15 creative snack ideas.

Allergy Alert: Some children have food allergies that can be dangerous. Know your children, and consult with parents about allergies their children may have. Post a sign at your room entrance that details any foods you’ll be serving kids that day.

 

Edible Garden

Bring the Garden of Eden to life with this simple, healthy snack that allows kids to play with their food.

Bible Snacks Edible Garden

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

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  • radish slices
  • fresh spinach leaves
  • cucumber rounds
  • cherry tomatoes
  • celery sticks
  • baby carrots
  • other assorted chopped vegetables
  • ranch dip

Simmer and Sauté

Challenge kids to create a colorful display of vegetable flowers and plants like they may have seen if they’d been in the garden themselves. With a little imagination, cucumbers are flower petals, a celery stalk is a stem, and spinach becomes the flower’s leaves. Once kids have each created a masterpiece, hand out servings of ranch dip and let them eat their art.

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Use this same snack when teaching children to be thankful for the food God provides.

 

Fruity Flowers

Give kids a chance to experience the fruit of the Spirit in a tasty new way.

Bible Snacks Fruit Flower

Best for Chefs of All Ages

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  • bananas
  • kiwis
  • raspberries or strawberries
  • licorice twists
  • mint leaves

Simmer and Sauté

Have kids design flowers, starting with a banana or kiwi slice as the center of each flower. Arrange a variety of other fruits around the center circle to create flowered fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Slice raspberries and strawberries into petals, and use licorice twists as the stem. Mint leaves are the final touch.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:5-15).

 

Tasty Tents

Gideon stayed warm and dry in his tent as he set out his fleece and waited for God to respond to his prayer. Create one-of-a-kind tents for Gideon with this easy and tasty snack.

Bible Snacks Tents

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

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  • sugar cones
  • vanilla frosting
  • cake-decorating frosting
  • decorative candies
  • plastic knives

Simmer and Sauté

Have kids lightly frost sugar cones. Place cones in a freezer for a few minutes or set aside until frosting hardens. Use cake-decorating frosting and candies to dress up the tents.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about Paul, the tentmaker (Acts 18:3), the building of the tabernacle (Exodus 26), the ark housed in a tent (2 Samuel 7), or Christmas trees.

Two-by-Two Tortillas

Make these animal-shaped tortilla chips to illustrate the animals Noah gathered into the ark.

Bible Snacks Noah's Ark

Best for Chefs of All Ages

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  • animal-shaped cookie cutters
  • large flour tortillas
  • toaster oven (if no oven is available)

Simmer and Sauté

Have the kids use the cookie cutters to create animal shapes from large flour tortillas. Bake them for 5 to 7 minutes or until crispy. Serve with dip, or brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar for a sweet treat.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about God creating the animals (Genesis 1:20-24), Adam naming the animals (Genesis 2:19-20), or the animals in the stable at Jesus’ birth (Luke 2).

 

Hook, Line & Sinker

Create an adorable and tasty school of fish to help you tell about Jesus’ miracle in feeding the 5,000.

Bible Snack Fishers of Men

Best for Chefs Ages 4 and Up

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  • dried apricots
  • mini pretzel twists
  • cream cheese
  • mini chocolate chips
  • 1 plastic sandwich bag

Simmer and Sauté

Beforehand, slit one end of the dried apricots. Have the kids insert a mini pretzel twist into each apricot, then pinch the fruit together to hold it in place. Fill a plastic sandwich bag with cream cheese, and snip the corner. Pipe a small dot of cream cheese onto each apricot to create a fisheye; then have kids press a mini chocolate chip into the cream cheese.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about the calling of the disciples who were fisherman (John 21), Jesus paying taxes with the coin in the fish’s mouth (Matthew 17:24-27), and Jonah and the big fish (book of Jonah).

 

David’s Slingshots

Slingshots are a common weapon in the Bible, but David’s slingshot is perhaps the most famous. Use simple ingredients and allow kids to make their own version in a snap.

Bible Snacks David and Goliath

Best for Chefs of All Ages

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  • premade sugar cookies shaped into a “Y”
  • licorice laces
  • malted milk balls

Simmer and Sauté

Beforehand, form cookies from premade cookie dough into “Y” shapes. Then bake. Have the kids wrap a licorice lace around both ends of the Y to create a slingshot. Give everyone a small serving of malted milk balls to serve as rocks.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about Uzziah providing weapons (including slingshots) for his entire army (2 Chronicles 26).

 

Tumbling Towers

Using a few easy supplies, kids will become master builders in a flash—which, it turns out, is more than could be said for the builders of the Tower of Babel.

Bible Snack Towers

Best for Chefs of All Ages

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  • graham crackers
  • frosting or whipped topping
  • chocolate chips
  • M&M’s candies
  • large marshmallows
  • plastic knives

Simmer and Sauté

Set out a smorgasbord of edible building supplies, and encourage kids to build their very own Tower of Babel. Have them spread frosting or whipped topping on a graham cracker to start as a base. Next, add a large marshmallow. Repeat this several times to see who can build a tower the tallest without it falling down. Decorate the towers with chocolate chips and M&M’s candies before eating.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about Nehemiah building the wall (Nehemiah 3), King David’s palace (1 Chronicles 17), Samson tearing down the walls of the temple (Judges 16), and the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6).

 

Watermelon Heart Drops

God’s love is sweeter than ever with these simple, healthy, heart-shaped watermelon slices.

Bible Snack Love

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

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  • seedless watermelon slices
  • orange slices or gummy candies
  • toothpicks
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter

Simmer and Sauté

Give each child a slice of watermelon. Pass heart-shaped cookie cutters around, and give everyone a chance to cut a heart out of the fruit. Use two toothpicks per watermelon heart to create the arrows by piercing them through small orange slices (or gummy candies), one shaped like a triangle and the other shaped like a semi-circle.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about Valentine’s Day, asking God to create in them a clean heart (Psalm 51:10), God changing Saul’s heart (Acts 9), the famous love chapter (1 Corinthians 13), and loving God with all their heart (Deuteronomy 6:5).

 

Cookie Portraits

A portrait you can eat is art everyone can love. Give kids a visual reminder that God made them special as they build their own edible cookie portraits.

Bible Snack Cookie

Best for Chefs of All Ages

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  • cut-out sugar cookies in the shape of little boys and girls
  • frosting
  • sprinkles and other cookie decorations
  • plastic knives

Simmer and Sauté

Give children each a premade cut-out cookie and have them create a self-portrait on the cookie. As they decorate, encourage them to point out what makes them unique.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about God creating people (Genesis 1:27), we’re God’s prized possession (James 1:18), and we’re fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).

Butterflies of Change

The way the caterpillar transforms into something else entirely is a wonderful example of how our hearts are changed when Jesus becomes a part of our lives. Use this simple, healthy snack to reinforce that idea with children.

Bible Snack Butterfly

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

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  • apple slices
  • peanut butter or cream cheese
  • thin carrot sticks
  • plastic knives

Simmer and Sauté

Place apple slices into the shape of butterfly wings. Each butterfly will have eight slices. Have the kids spread peanut butter onto four of the slices and sandwich them with the other apples. Then have them arrange the apples to look like a butterfly with the long carrot sticks at the center serving as the body.

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Use this same snack when teaching children that we’re a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) and about Creation (Genesis 1) and the transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36).

 

Hero Stick-Wich

Bring Bible heroes to life and stop growling stomachs by creating these easily deconstructed hero sandwiches.

Bible Snack Hero

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

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  • bread
  • cheese
  • lunch meat
  • grape tomatoes (optional)
  • lettuce (optional)
  • bamboo skewers

Simmer and Sauté

Cut bread, cheese, and lunch meat into cubes. Have kids slide the cubes onto a skewer to create their very own Hero Stick-wich. Consider additional sandwich items for more variety.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about any hero in the Bible.

 

Tantalizing Tiles

Kids can gain a little wisdom as they create and eat these fun, edible letter tiles inspired by the Scrabble board game.

Bible Snack Tiles

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

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  • square crackers
  • Cheez Whiz spread

Simmer and Sauté

Have kids use Cheez Whiz to make letter tiles that spell out words.

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Use this same snack when teaching any lesson.

Rainbow Robe

Joseph’s coat of many colors has never been so tasty. With some favorite kid-foods and a little creativity, this is one snack that’s sure to be a big hit.

Bible Snack Joseph's Coat

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

Stock Your Pantry

  • tie-dye Fruit by the Foot
  • large pretzel rods
  • Ritz crackers

 

Simmer and Sauté

Have kids use large pretzel rods for a person’s body, arms and legs. One Ritz cracker becomes the head. Have each child cut Fruit by the Foot into strips to form Joseph’s robe and then lay the robe over the pretzel rods.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about putting on garments of praise (Isaiah 61:3) or Aaron’s sacred garments (Exodus 28). You can also weave Fruit Roll-Ups into baskets for a lesson about Moses as a baby, or create rainbows for the rainbow God sent.

 

Samson Faces

Give kids a chance to dream up a face for their very own Samson. With a little artistic flair, they’ll create a gallery of identities for one of the Bible’s most famous people.

Bible Snack Samson

Best for Chefs Ages 4 and Up

Stock Your Pantry

  • mini flour tortillas
  • cream cheese
  • grapes, cut in half
  • licorice laces
  • string cheese
  • plastic knives

Simmer and Sauté

Have kids design a portrait of Samson using some of their favorite snacks. First, they spread a thin layer of cream cheese onto the tortilla. Next, they give him a face with grapes and licorice laces. Finally, give each child a string cheese to shred to create Samson’s famous mane.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about Queen Esther, the 12 disciples, Ruth and Naomi…the possibilities are endless!

 

Graham Cracker Tablets

God’s most famous commands spring to life as you re-create the tablets where Moses recorded them. Simple ingredients make a delicious treat.

Bible Snack Tablets

Best for Chefs Ages 6 to 12

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  • large graham crackers
  • frosting or whipped topping
  • raisins
  • plastic knives

Simmer and Sauté

Have kids each take two large graham crackers and spread the whipped topping on each one. Next, have them add five raisins to each cracker to represent the Ten Commandments. See how many they can remember before they dig in.

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Use this same snack when teaching children about Paul’s letters to the new churches (Romans, Corinthians, Galatians) or Jesus teaching in the temple (John 7).

Courtney Walsh is a wife, mother, and freelance writer in Illinois.

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