What could be more fun than learning about the days of creation during snack time? With these creative creation-themed snacks, your children are sure to enjoy an interesting snack experience and learn about creation in a way they won’t soon forget.
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“God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And so the light appeared.” Genesis 1:3
Add a little yellow food coloring to a bowl of vanilla pudding. Cover the bowl with a black napkin. Remind the children that the first day of creation began in darkness. Then God said, “Let there be light.” Invite children to pull the napkin away. “And so the light appeared.” Thank God for the light.
Alternate snack ideas: our favorite chocolate and cream filled cookies or chocolate-drizzled popcorn can emphasize the act of separating light and dark, and (with the popcorn) the difficulty of doing so.
“Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters to separate the waters from each other…. God named the dome Sky.” Genesis 1:6, 8
Give each child a blue paper plate and a dark-colored crayon. Read to the children how God separated the waters and made the sky. Have them draw a line across their paper to divide the sky from the water. Give them some marshmallows to dot the sky with clouds. Thank God for the sky.
Alternate snack ideas: Blue jello parfaits with whipped cream clouds, or store-bought blue jello cups on which children can place white mini-marshmallows.
“Let the waters under the sky come together into one place so that the dry land can appear… God named the dry land Earth…God said, ‘Let the earth grow plant life.."Genesis 1:9, 10, 11
On the third day, God made the earth and the plants. Allow children a little creative freedom. Place several small pieces of fruits and vegetables such as apple or orange slices, celery, broccoli, carrots and small tomatoes in the center of a table. Include small cups of peanut butter, fruit dip, or salad dressings and several plastic spoons. Give them a large paper plate and ask them to create a landscape using the available foods. Remind them that God simply spoke, and the earth was created. He spoke, and plants grew. Thank God for the earth and the plants.
Alternate snack ideas: Make a veggie island, complete with palm tree; or a fruit & veggie flower garden.
“God made the stars and two great lights: the larger light to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule over the night.” Genesis 1:16
Let your children celebrate God’s creation of the sun, moon and stars with this fun snack. Purchase pre-made sugar cookie dough and help your little ones cut out sun, moon, and star shapes. Bake them and decorate with colored icing. If you don’t have time to bake, there are packaged cookies in these shapes available at many stores. Thank God for the sun, moon and stars as you enjoy your snack.
Alternate snack ideas: With a star-shaped cookie cutter, you can make stars from whatever snack food you prefer (cheese slices, sandwiches, etc.) or arrange fruit slices in the shape of a shining sun.
“God said, ‘Let the waters swarm with living things, and let birds fly above the earth up in the dome of the sky.’” Genesis 1:20
Help students remember that God created water animals and birds on the fifth day. Serve up fish-shaped crackers or gummy candies on white paper plates. Give your children a crayon and ask them to draw some birds on the plate while enjoying their snacks. Ask them to thank God for their favorite water animal or bird.
Alternate snack ideas: Top a blue-iced cupcake with goldfish crackers, or suspend gummy fish and other candies in blue jello aquariums.
“God made every kind of wildlife, every kind of livestock, and every kind of creature that crawls on the ground….Then God said, “Let us make humanity…” Genesis 1:25-26
On the last day of Creation, God created all the animals and human beings. Bring a mirror to the table as your children enjoy eating animal crackers for a snack. Let each child glance in the mirror. Remind them that God made Adam and Eve, and God made them. Thank God for all the animals and thank God for each child at your table.
Alternate snack ideas: Decorate cupcakes or cookies to look like animals, or add some healthy food to your animal crackers by standing them up in a bed of celery and hummus. Make a veggie skeleton and talk about the complexity of the human body.
“On the seventh day God rested from all the work that he had done.” Genesis 2:2
To remember God’s day of rest, make pigs in blankets. Discuss all the things God made and the number of days in which God created them. Talk about how God rested on the seventh day and how we too need times of rest. Thank God for all of creation and for rest.