Want to add something new and exciting into your lesson time? Why not go through the Bible on an "ingredient" scavenger hunt. Children will solve the clues by searching provided scripture references and adding each ingredient into their cookie recipe. Once the clues have been solved, the children will add each ingredient into a zip-lock bag and squish until mixed (or into a bowl and stir.)
Cookie dough will go home in the zip-lock bags with baking instructions attached to the bag or baked right there at the church.
Children will work in teams to solve the clues and remain in teams as they mix their dough. Children will take turns holding their partner's bag open while they add their ingredients. Or they can work together to add their ingredients into their own bowls and stir.
You may also allow each child to bake 1-2 cookies to eat and send the rest of the dough home. This is what I normally do.
Gather the following items/ingredients
Zip Lock Bags - Gallon Size (1 per child if mixing or sending dough home in the bags)
Mixing bowl (1 per child unless you use the bag method)
Baking instructions if sending home raw dough
Stirring Spoon (1 per child unless you use the bag method)
Measuring cups (1 set per team)
Measuring Spoons (1 set per team)
Each child (team) will need a Bible
Cookie Sheets (if baking at the church)
Parchment Paper (if baking at the church)
Sharpie (if baking at the church- Names on parchment paper)
1/4 cup The words of his mouth were more soothing than ___________________? (Psalm 55:21)
2 Tbsp. “Go up to the land flowing with _____ and honey.” Exodus 33:3
1/2 Cups “To what purpose cometh there to me…the ______________ _______________ from a far country?” (Jer. 6:20)
1 “As one gatherth ________________ that are left, have I gathered all the earth” (Isaiah 10:14)
1 ½ Cups “And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine __________________”. 1 Kings 4:22)
½ teaspoon “Take thou also unto thee principal spices…and of sweet ___________ half so much”. (Ex 30:23)
¼ teaspoon “Ye are the ______________ of the earth”. (Matthew 5:13)
¼ teaspoon “It shall not be baken with _______________,” (Lev. 6:17)
1/2 Cup “And they gave him……..two clusters of _____________.” (1Sam 30:12) You may use the (dried grapes, raisins) or substitute with chocolate chips, white chips or M&M’s)
Beat the first four ingredients together. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.