Bread of Life
Children make an edible treat which represents the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross.
Communion, Cross, Easter, Sacrifice
Cinnamon or plain Graham crackers
Approximately 18 minutes
Using the instructions below, make one food craft before class to use as a sample.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
The children will spread frosting all over the graham cracker. Then make a cross using the licorice candy by pushing it into the frosting in the center of the cracker. Next they will decorate the cross by pushing Cheerios® and M&M's® into the frosting around the the cross. (see example above)
WHAT YOU WILL SAY:
Easter is a celebration of Jesus. He sacrificed His life by dying on the cross for us, but He rose again on the third day. Whoever believes this will receive the bread of life which is Jesus Himself. Although we are stained with sin, He will wash us as white as snow. Now, we will make a yummy treat to show all of this.
Graham Cracker: This graham cracker represents our bodies. We are sinners and exposed to the world. Give each child a cracker. Have extras available in case some break.
Frosting: This frosting represents how Jesus will wash us as white as snow. When we trust in Him, He will forgive our sins and clean us from all unrighteousness. (Isaiah 1: 18) Have the children spread on the frosting.
Licorice: The licorice is used for the cross where Jesus died for our sins. It is red, because it was on the cross where His blood was shed for us. (Colossians 1: 20) Have the children place the cross on the frosting.
Cheerios: Jesus said He is the bread of life. Whoever comes to Him will never be hungry. (John 6:35) Have the children place cheerios around the cross leaving some spaces for the M&M's.
M&M's: These colorful candies represent the many blessings we receive when we follow Jesus, and trust in Him everyday of our life. (Have the children add M&M's around the perimeter of the cracker. Have the children place M&M's around the cross.
Note: A simpler version of this craft is available for preschool called Forgiveness in Jesus.