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Simple Bible Snack: Christmas Stars (Matthew 2:10-11)

You’ll love making this Bible Snack: Christmas Stars with kids that involves no baking!

You’ll need:

  • 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.

Making Your Christmas Stars

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!

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?
  • In which ways did their gifts show love?
  • How can we celebrate Jesus’ birth today?

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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4 thoughts on “Simple Bible Snack: Christmas Stars (Matthew 2:10-11)

  1. I am a Sunday school teacher in St. Maarten that is in the Caribbean, but we don’t have much things to do with our,kids do you have some idies for us

    • childrensministry.com

      Hi Adeline! You will find lots of ideas on our website. You can search by activity type (lesson, snack, game, etc.) or you can search by age group!

  2. I like this idea, generally. However, peanut allergies are a huge red flag for this activity. I have kids and adults in our fellowship with them. We also rent a school for our services on the weekends. So, I wouldn’t want to take the chance of leaving any residual trace.

    • childrensministry.com

      Hi Marsha! If peanut allergies are a cause for concern, then we recommend that you either switch out the peanut ingredients or select another snack.

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