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Edible Manger Scene

Objective: Kids will have a multi-sensory
experience of Christ’s nativity.

Stuff you’ll need: Graham crackers, animal
crackers, Elfwiches, shredded wheat biscuits, chocolate stars,
miniature pretzels, marshmallows, 8X10-inch pieces of cardboard for
each child, foil, blunt knives, and “frosting glue.” Make frosting
glue by mixing 1/2 pound powdered sugar, 2 egg whites, and 1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar. Beat 7 to 10 minutes. Refrigerate in a
tightly covered container.

Text: Luke 2:1-20

Tell kids to:
Create a nativity scene that you can eat.

  • First of all, wrap foil around your cardboard to use as a
  • Use the frosting glue to create a graham cracker stable on your
    base. Dip the edges of your crackers into the frosting glue and
    hold the edges of two crackers together for one minute while the
    frosting sets. Build three walls first before you add the
  • Use the other foods to decorate your scene. Add all the people
    and animals who were there before and after Jesus was born. Crumble
    the wheat biscuits to add hay.
  • Use the frosting glue to attach a marshmallow to the center of
    a pretzel for your angel. Glue the angel and chocolate star to the
    top of your stable.
  • Keep working on your nativity scene until you’ve added
    everything you want to add. Once you’re finished, you can eat your
    scene or just parts of it.

Talk teasers: (Read the Scripture.) Where were you
born? Why do you think God allowed Jesus to be born in a stable? If
you could’ve chosen a place for Jesus to be born, where would you
have chosen? Which holiday do you think is more important to our
faith-Christmas or Easter? Explain. What difference has Jesus’
birth and life made for you?

Created for use with kids of all ages.

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