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For eight weeks this Summer I will be blogging through my eBook, Summer Search for God. I want to be able to give some more examples of how you can do the activities, so I will be sharing how me and K go through the devotional.
I’d love for you to join us! If you don’t already have the book,
grab it here for free. Then, share how you are rocking the missions using the hashtag #summersearchforGod on Instagram or Twitter. If you write a blog post on your experience, please leave a link in the comments!
You can see week one here.
For this mission you need to cook a special treat to eat. Think for a minute about what your most favorite thing to eat is. What makes your mouth water just thinking about it? Maybe that is what you should make! Once you have an idea or two of what you want to make, first you need to make sure you have all the ingredients. Once you have all the ingredients gathered together, you can get to cooking!
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! – Psalm 119:103 NIV
What We Did
I told K that we were going to be doing another mission and asked him if he remembered our last mission. After briefly reviewing mission one, I read him mission two.
I asked him what what his favorite sweet treat was and he listed off a couple before deciding on drawing a cupcake.
When we moved on to discuss what supplies we needed, I told K that we didn’t have the ingredients for cupcakes, but we did have the ingredients for peanut butter cookies. He was more than okay with that!
Before we got started making the cookies I read the verse and we talked about how God’s Word is sweet like cookies. With K being only three, we also had to back track a little and review how the Bible is God’s words to us.
Then we got to baking!
Since K is gluten free, we decided to try out these super simple peanut butter cookies.
For a young child like K, I am able to adjust the devotionals to discuss the topic as we do the activity. However, for an older child you can let them loose to do the mission on their own and then sit down afterwards to discuss the devotional. It’s very easy to adjust for age differences! Once the cookies were done we had to try one of course! This was another good opportunity to talk about the verse.
After he took a few bits of his cookie, we did the extension activity. This activity takes the discussion a slightly different direction. We compared the taste of the sweet cookie to the sour taste of vinegar.
He had no idea what he was about to taste. As soon as he took a sip, he said “That’s gross! I need water!” 🙂
We talked about how we can have sweet words and say the good things God wants us to say or we can say mean things that are like something sour. It was definitely a memorable experience!