Dad's Day Donuts
1 can of refrigerated biscuits
Open biscuits. Use your finger to make a donut hole through the center. Use an electric skillet and fry the dough in oil. Put on frosting or shake in sugar. Eat and enjoy!
Easter Story Cookies
Make these the night before Easter Sunday.
These do not taste the best, but the lesson is memorable!
1 cup whole pecans
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
- Place the pecans in a ziplock bag. Let each child take turns beating the pecans with a spoon until all the pecans are broken into small pieces.
(Read John 19:1-3 Jesus was arrested and beaten by the Roman soldiers.)
- Let each child smell the vinegar. Put it into a mixing bowl.
(Read John 19:28-30 While on the cross, Jesus became thirsty and they gave him vinegar to drink.)
- Add the egg whites to the vinegar.
(Read John 10:10-11 Eggs represent life and Jesus gave up His life in order to give us new life.)
- Sprinkle a dash of salt into each child's hand. Have each child taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.
(Read Luke 23:27 Jesus' followers shed salty tears. Their sin was bitter.)
- Pour in the sugar.
(Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16 The sweetest part of this story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know Him and follow Him all the days of our life.)
- Fold in the broken nuts. Then form into teaspoon size balls and place on a cookie sheet.
(Read Matthew 27:65-66 Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.)
- Place the cookie sheet in the oven. Turn the oven OFF. Have the children seal the oven door with tape.
(Jesus' tomb was sealed.)
- Go to bed. They may be sad that they have to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
(Read John 16: 20 and 22 Jesus' followers were saddened as well.)
- On Easter Sunday, break the seal! Take a bite and notice that the cookies are hollow! The tomb is empty!
(Read Matthew 28:1-9 On Resurrection morning, Jesus' followers discovered that
Jesus had risen!)
1 refrigerator biscuit per child
- Flatten 1 biscuit in the palm of your hand.
- Gently place biscuit on aluminum foil.
- Shape biscuit to resemble an elephant's ear.
- Spray butter on top of the biscuit.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
- Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. (Check instructions on the can of biscuit dough for correct oven temperature.)
1 quarter of a graham cracker
1 Ritz cracker
edible fall themed sprinkles
- Place the graham cracker vertical on your plate. This is the trunk of your tree!
- At the very top of your 'trunk' place a dab of cream cheese.
- Place your Ritz cracker on top of the dab of cream cheese.
- Add cream cheese to cover the surface of the entire Ritz cracker. If desired, spread some additional cream cheese under the 'tree trunk'.
- Sprinkle on the fall themed sprinkles to be the colorful leaves on your tree!
1 Ritz cracker per child
mini chocolate chips
- Spread the cream cheese on the Ritz cracker.
- Place a variety of small edible pieces on top of the cream cheese, making facial features to create an edible face.
- Repeat, trying to make a new face expressing a different feeling!
1 whole, rectangular, graham cracker per child
6 pretzel sticks per child
- Spread the peanut butter over the entire graham cracker.
- Place four pretzel sticks along the edges of the graham cracker.
- Break the other 2 pretzel sticks in half and place them horizontally between the other pretzel sticks.
Graham Cracker Flags
1 whole, rectangular, graham cracker per child
Food Coloring (blue and red)
- Mix some of the frosting with red food coloring and some with blue food coloring.
- Set out three separate bowls, one with blue frosting, one with red frosting, and one with white frosting.
- Give each child a rectangular graham cracker and place it horizontally in front of them.
- With a plastic knife, let each child make a blue rectangle in the top left of their graham cracker.
- Add red stripes, leaving a space between each stripe.
- Add white stripes.
- Place a few white dots of frosting on the blue part.
Esau's Fuzzy Fruit Arms
(From Incredible Edible Bible Fun: Making God's Word Memorable
With Easy Recipes Children Can Do by Nanette Goings. Group Publishing: 1997.)
Ingredients (per child):
1/2 banana, peeled
4 kiwi slices, unpeeled
Arrange all of the pieces to resemble a person.
Make sure that the fuzzy part of the kiwi is showing!
Green Eggs and Ham
4 packages Budding brand ham
1 dozen eggs
1/4 cup milk
Cut ham into small pieces. Break eggs into a large bowl and beat. Add milk and ham. Add a few droplets of green food coloring. Stir. Pour mixture into an electric skillet and cook until done.
(Serves 24 children)
In a small cup or bowl, stir in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, ½ teaspoon of honey, 1 and ½ teaspoons of powdered milk, and 2 tablespoons of crispy rice cereal. Mix together and roll into
balls. Refrigerate until set.
This makes a portion for 1 child.