Friday, 17 March 2017

God protects us cupcake surprise

Next week our younger children will be exploring Psalm 121 and thinking about God's help and protection.  They really enjoy doing anything related to food, so here is an activity I have planned for them.  As it's about God's protection it would work equally well with any story that has that theme: Daniel in the Lion's Den, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Jesus calms the storm... 

You will need: undecorated cupcakes, a knife or spoon, small sweets e.g. Skittles, fondant icing, rolling pin, circular cookie cutters.

Cut a hole in the top of a cupcake with a spoon or a knife.

Fill the hole with sweets.

Roll out some fondant icing and cut out a circle of it that is big enough to cover the top of your cupcake.

Cover the cupcake with the fondant and decorate it (maybe with the initial letter of your name). The sweets will be hidden under the icing and protected by it.

Bite into the cake to reveal the protected sweets!
Talk about: 
Link the sweets being kept safe by the icing to the idea of being protected and helped/
What makes us feel safe? Who makes us feel safe? Where is safe?
How might God help us and look after us?
Have you ever asked God to help or protect you?

Make another hidden sweets cupcake and decorate it for another person you know. Pray that God will help them and keep them safe.

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