Apr 06

“Snack Time!” A great way to connect our kids with the truths of God’s Word

Snack-Time-series-logoWho doesn’t like snacks? What’s NOT to love… a little something sweet, salty or savory to get us through until our next meal? Well, this spring and summer Chaplain Chris and the kids will be snacking on some tasty treats and “feasting” on God’s Word… learning what Jesus meant when he said, “One must not live on bread alone, but on every word of God” (Jesus in Luke 4:4, quoting Deuteronomy 8:3). Every chapel time will have a snack as an object lesson, and once the children learn the story each snack teaches, they’ll enjoy their snack!

Some of the connections will be fairly obvious… fruit snacks for fruit of the Spirit, for instance. But, what will be the lesson connected to sunflower seeds? And, it’s pretty easy to choose animal crackers as a tie-in to the story of Noah’s Ark, but what spiritual truth can be gleaned from snacking on “Teddy Grahams?” It’s all about keeping the children engaged and creatively looking to God’s Word for insight into how they can build healthier and happier relationships.

If you or your church would like to help with this effort, maybe you could organize a “snack food drive” for the children of Intermountain? The best thing is, even if we get too many of a certain snack, Chaplain Chris will be able to use them for snack time at a later chapel date, send them with kids on their numerous summer camping trips, or even share them with the therapeutic summer support outreach program Intermountain offers to families once school is out. If we’ve whetted your appetite (pun intended) and you’d like to help, here’s the list of suggested snacks:

  • Fruit Snacks
  • Go-Gurt
  • Goldfish Crackers / “Whales” Crackers
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Red Licorice
  • Mini-Pretzels
  • Apple Chips
  • Animal Crackers
  • Candy Rocks
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cool Ranch Doritos
  • Spicy/Hot Doritos
  • Bugles
  • Trail Mix
  • Captain Crunch Cereal
  • “Fun Dip” Candy
  • Alphabet cookies
  • Now & Later candy
  • Cheetos
  • “Fruit by the foot”
  • Hot Tamales candy
  • “Spitz” Sunflower seeds