Whenever I share my volunteer workshop on “Effective Teaching Methods for Children’s Ministry“, I always love to watch the eyes of volunteer teachers and leaders widen as I challenge them to use snacks as a teaching tool.
These rainbow cupcakes are a great example of how you can reiterate the Bible story of Noah’s Ark, while at the same time, provide your kids with a decadent snack!
What You’ll Need:
Peanut-free cupcakes in a variety of flavours; undecorated
Plastic or reusable cups
Plastic knives or spoons (depending on age of the students)
Blue cake icing
White cake icing in a disposable pastry bag
Rainbow belt candy
Bring the undecorated cupcakes with you to class. Hand each child a cup half-full of blue icing and ask the students why God asked Noah to build an ark. After receiving the correct answer, encourage the kids to spread the blue icing on their cupcake to represent the flood that was created by the 40 days of rain.
Continue the activity by asking the kids what God promised Noah and all of man-kind after the flood waters receded. Furthermore, ask the students what symbol God placed in the sky to serve as a reminder of His promise to never again allow the flood waters to destroy life on earth. After a brief discussion, visit each child with the white icing in a disposable pastry bag, and pipe two “clouds” on opposite sides of each cupcake. Then allow the students to mount their rainbow belt in the white icing clouds you provided.
Once each child has created their rainbow cupcake, encourage them to dig in! A delicious way to relive the story of Noah’s ark!