Category Archives: Cooking with kids

ideas for a lego themed Bible club

We sometimes run lego themed Bible clubs – either for an after school special or over a few days for a Holiday Bible Club. Playing with lego is a big hit – with both the children and helpers. This year we also enjoyed making mini figure puppets with paper bags (mini figure printable from here) and lego cakes. For the cakes you need madeira cake cut into slices. Spread on apricot jam and cover with coloured fondant icing. Add smarties using coloured writing icing. It is a straight forward no cook edible craft but children love it – and there are quite a few skills that they practice – spreading, rolling the icing, cutting the cake. And they get to eat it!

For the BibleZone time we use stories that have a build – Noah’s Ark, Tower of Babel, Wise and Foolish builders and more…

Lots of time is spent building with the lego and a couple of lego team challenges are added too.

getting ready for Easter

Here are some craft and baking ideas to help celebrate Easter with the links to the original posts! This week I will be getting some brand new ideas together too. I can’t believe that we are almost at Easter already when Christmas doesn’t seem all that long ago.

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Easter Nests – recipe is here

Easter Wreath is here

Easter/Spring wreath

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Easter Garden is here

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Salt dough Easter Egg Decorations are here

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests to make with Kids!

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All you need for this simple cooking craft is in the picture above. Shredded wheat cereal (not the bite sized shreddies) , milk chocolate, mini chocolate eggs and cake cases. If you can get greaseproof cake cases do.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave – 15 seconds at a time stirring in between melts. An adult needs to supervise this because the bowl will become hot.

Crumble in the shredded wheat one at a time. Stir until coated with chocolate each time. Only add more if you need to.

Spoon some of the mixture into the cake cases and make a slight hollow with a spoon,

Place the mini eggs in the hollow before the chocolate ‘nest’ sets.

Note: Shredded wheat is not a sweet cereal so you may want to substitute with Rice Krispies. Shredded wheat will look more like a nest!

Warning: The mini eggs are very moorish. If you eat one you’ll want to eat them all!

 

 

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