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5 Preschool Snacks to Complement Beloved Bible Stories

Need a quick snack idea to add to your Bible story? Look no further! Here are five preschool snacks you can use to complement five beloved Bible stories.

Preschool Snack 1. Noah and the Ark: Edible Arks

Supplies:

  • animal crackers
  • pretzel sticks
  • bowls
  • paper plates

Have children wash their hands before the snack. Place animal crackers and pretzel sticks in bowls within kids’ reach. Encourage children to use the pretzels to outline an ark on a paper plate and make paths leading to the ark.

Encourage kids to identify the animal crackers and try to make pairs of each animal. Then have kids pretend to march the animals along the paths to the pretzel ark. As they play and snack, encourage children to talk about each animal and all the special things that animal does.

Ask:

  • What is your favorite animal that God made? Why?
  • How can we take good care of the animals and the world God made?

Say: God made everything very good. God showed his love by caring for Noah and his family. Noah showed his love by obeying God and building the ark. God wants us to obey, too! If we have pets, we can obey by taking good care of them. We care for God’s world when we pick up trash. We can remember to thank God for the wonderful animals he created.

Preschool Snack 2. Daniel and the Lion’s Den: Den-tures

Supplies:

  • bagels (cut in half)
  • softened cream cheese or honey butter
  • pretzel sticks
  • raisins
  • plastic knives
  • plates
  • napkins

Have the kids wash their hands before the snacks. Have them make lions’ heads by spreading cream cheese or honey butter on each bagel half and putting several pretzel sticks around each bagel to look like a mane. Then let the kids add raisins as eyes and noses. Tell the children each to make an X with two pretzel sticks where the lion’s mouth would be to remind the children that God protected Daniel in the lions’ den and closed the lions’ mouths.

Say: God took care of Daniel by closing the lions’ mouths. God takes care of us, too, by giving us good friends and people who love us. Let’s thank God for our snacks and for his care!

Preschool Snack 3. Jonah: Stuck Inside a Fish

Supplies:

  • pita bread
  • gummy bears
  • paper plates

Have your kids prepare a snack and use it to retell the story. Give each child half of a pita bread to represent the big fish and gummy bears to represent Jonah. Have the children form pairs and use the snack foods to tell their partners the story. Then have kids say a prayer, and let them eat their snacks.

Ask:

  • How do you think Jonah felt when he was inside the fish?
  • How do you feel when you do something bad?

Say: God loves us and he knows what is best for us. Even when we don’t make good choices, God always loves us and helps us.

Preschool Snack 4. Jesus Calms a Storm: Banana Boat Snack

Supplies:

  • paper plates
  • bananas
  • pretzel sticks
  • fruit leather

Have the children create boats from banana halves (cut lengthwise), pretzel sticks, and fruit leather sails. Have the kids lay their banana halves on their plates, push the pretzel sticks through the fruit sails, and push the pretzels into the bananas. Remind children that, in the Bible story, Jesus calmed the sea and helped the disciples when they were afraid.

Ask:

  • When do you feel afraid?
  • How can you trust Jesus when you’re afraid?

Say: Jesus helps us when we’re afraid. We can pray to him when we’re afraid, and he will help us.

Preschool Snack 5. Jesus Blesses the Children: An Important Ingredient

Supplies:

  • sandwich cookies
  • unsweetened lemonade
  • sweetened lemonade
  • cups
  • napkins

Remind children to wash their hands or use wet wipes. Choose a child to pray and thank God for providing the snack.

Serve the children sandwich cookies, and discuss the importance of each ingredient in the cookie. Pour a small amount of unsweetened lemonade into each child’s cup. Wait for the children’s responses.

Ask:

  • What important ingredient is this lemonade missing?

Say: This lemonade has no sugar in it! Let’s try some lemonade that has sugar. Add sweetened lemonade to each cup so children can enjoy the taste.

Ask:

  • Why is sugar important to lemonade?
  • Why are you important to Jesus?

Say: Just as sugar is important to lemonade, you are important to Jesus.

These preschool snack ideas come from The Humongous Book of Preschool Ideas and The Humongous Book of Preschool Ideas 2. In these books, you’ll find ideas to create an amazing lesson, add to an existing one, or fill up free time with something meaningful. For even more snack ideas, check out these posts!

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