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Father’s Day Snack for Children’s Ministry: Our Father

In this activity, kids eat a Father’s Day snack that helps them understand how special fathers are—including our heavenly Father.

Father’s Day Snack

Scripture: Genesis 17:4; Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:15-16

You’ll need:

  • Bible
  • Chex Mix snack mix
  • Starburst candies
  • wafer cookies
  • frosting
  • plastic knives

Allergy Alert:


Be aware that some children have food allergies that can be dangerous. Know your children, and consult with parents about allergies their children may have. Also be sure to read food labels carefully as hidden ingredients can cause allergy-related problems.

Dads in the Bible

Say: Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the dads in our lives and to remember God, too. Did you know there are more than 1,000 verses about fathers in the Bible? We’re going to look at three of them and eat a snack that helps us understand each one.

The first verse is from the Old Testament. God tells Abraham he has big plans for him. Invite a child to read Genesis 17:4. Hand out Chex Mix. There are many different kinds of ingredients in Chex Mix, and that can remind us of the many children Abraham had. Just think—some of us might be Abraham’s great-great-great-great-great-times-a-million-grandchild! Let kids eat their Chex Mix.

Ask:

  • What’s something special you can think of about your grandpa or your great-grandpa?

Abba Father

Say: Here’s another verse where Jesus teaches us how to pray. Read Matthew 6:9. When Jesus taught his followers to pray, he started by calling God “Our Father.” And Jesus recognized that God was our Father in heaven. Distribute Starburst candies. Starburst candies remind us of the stars in the sky, which help us remember just how big and amazing God is. Let kids eat their candies.

Ask:

  • Tell about one way God has shown you how big he is.

Say: Here’s the last verse. Read Romans 8:15-16. The word abba is a Greek word that is a special word children could use to talk to their fathers. It’s very personal, like our word daddy. Distribute the wafer cookies, frosting, and plastic knives. Stick two cookies together with frosting to remember just how close you are to God. Let kids eat their cookies.

Ask:

  • How is God like your dad?
  • Why do you think God wants us to feel so close to him?

Say: This Father’s Day, remember to thank your dad or someone who loves you like a dad for the way he shows you God’s love. And remember that all of us—even people whose dads aren’t with them—have a heavenly Father who loves us very much.

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