The following is a guest post from Mary-Kate at Christianity Cove! Christianity Cove has tons of fun and educational Christian teachings for kids and families to enjoy. This is Fun Easter Candy Nest with Bible Teaching is just one of many!
This snack of a small Easter Nest basket and three eggs allows you to discuss with children how the eggs tie in with the Christian tradition as a symbol of new life. By the way, if you are having Ham for Easter Dinner…you are definitely going to want to check out these deelish leftover ham recipes!
Fun Easter Candy Nest With Bible Teaching
• 3 c. mini marshmallows
• 3 TBSP unsalted butter
• 1/2 tsp. vanilla
• 4 c. dry Chow Mein noodles
• Chocolate or candy Easter eggs ~
1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Over low heat, melt marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan. Once melted, stir in the vanilla, then the Chow Mein noodles.
3. Coat your hands liberally with shortening, and have some nearby for re-coating.
4. Form a clump of noodle – smaller than a tennis ball and larger than a golf ball – into a ball while pressed your thumbs into the middle, forming a nest.
5. Allow the nests to cool, then fill with candy eggs.
For Discussion with the kiddos:
- Who knows why Easter eggs have become part of the Easter tradition?
(If any of the children know the answer, praise them for knowing, then go on to explain in detail.)
- For hundreds of years, eggs have been a symbol for new life. After the coming of Christ and his resurrection, it became a symbol of eternal life. Eggs contain future life and often hatch real life into existence. The egg has also become a symbol of rebirth as we find when we turn to Jesus with our lives. Can anyone tell me what the word resurrection means?
(If a child answers correctly praise them, but for the sake of the other children, continue to explain.)
- In the Easter story, Christ died upon the cross, but on the third day he rose from the dead, and he also gave us the promise of eternal life. As the Bible says in John 11:25-26: “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who lives in me and believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.”
Hold up the bird’s nest for all to see, and point to the three eggs in the nest.
- Through the years the Easter egg has come to represent the promise of new life, and being born again for all who believe. Then of course, hand each child a nest to enjoy!
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