Ice Cream Scoop No 2 Bread from Heaven Worship for Kids
Ice Cream Scoop Kid’s Worship
(Food related Bible Lessons)
“Bread from Heaven”
Prayer: Pray the Lord’s Prayer. Provide a poster for the kids to read it as some may not know this prayer. It would be good to teach this prayer for them and explain what the verses mean throughout the prayer.
Offering contest: Cut out two large cones and use different colors for the dips of ice-cream. Add a dip of ice-cream for each $1.00 the kids give. Have a contest between the boys and the girls. At the end of the theme, allow only the winners to burst a piñata. However, give all the kids candy.
Music: Use DVDs that your kids enjoy singing. Add the two songs below for some fun. For the first song, sing the first line and have the kids copy you with a response. You can sing any tune – in tune or out of tune is not s big issue.
Call & Response Song
Teacher: Do you like bread? Do you like bread?
Kids: Yes, I like bread, Yes, I like bread.
Teacher: Do you like banana bread? Do you like banana bread?
Kids: (Will respond either) Yes or No, I do or don’t like banana bread.
Teacher: Do you like raisin bread? Do you like raisin bread?
Kids: Yes, I like raisin bread, yes, I like raisin bread.
Teacher: Do you like pumpernickel bread? Do you like pumpernickel bread?
Kids: Yes, I like pumpernickel bread, Yes, I like pumpernickel bread. Ect…………………..
Song: O, I Love Bread (Tune – Farmer in the Dell)
- O, I love banana bread, O, I love banana bread,
A nice big slice with some butter on top,
O, I love banana bread.
- O, I love raisin bran, O, I love raisin bran,
Two big slices with jelly on top,
O, I love raisin bran.
- O, I love brown wheat bread, O, I love brown wheat bread,
Toasted in the oven warm, O I love brown wheat bread.
- O, I love soft white bread, O, I love soft white bread,
Melt into my mouth so good, O, I love soft white bread.
Bread from Heaven
Jack: What on earth are you doing?
Jane: I am baking!
Jack: No, I mean the mess that you have made.
Jane: Oh that! I will clean up before mom gets home.
Jack: You’d better not let her see this mess.
Jane: Anyone who makes homemade bread will make a mess.
Jack: So that is why you have flour all over you face.
Jane: I do? I can’t see it.
Jack: What kind of bread are you making?
Jane: It has yeast, flour, milk, water, sugar, oil, and….I think that is all.
Jack: What is yeast?
Jane: It makes the bread rise.
Jack: That must be why the communion bread is so flat at church; it must not have any yeast.
Jane: The Children of Israel ate manna from heaven. It did not have any yeast either. I don’t think so, at least.
Jack: Yeah, I remember that story about how God sent them bread from heaven. They grumbled so much and God got tired of it so He sent them some bread to eat.
Jane: That is pretty cool! Can you imagine bread falling from the sky?
Jack: At least, that would be less messy than all this here.
Jane: Hurry! Help me clean up and, I’ll give you the first big slice when it comes out of the oven.
Jack: It looks as if you have more flour on yourself than in that bread pan.
Jane: At least you will have something to eat with the ham and cheese mom is bringing home. You are sounding like those Israelites who grumbled so much?
Jack: You’re right. I am. God was not pleased with them either. Here I’ll help you clean up.
Jane: Thanks….I’m going to need it for I hear mom’s car pulling in the driveway just now.
Jack: Flour…raining flour look at all this.
Jane: Stop that or you will not get that bread like I promised.
Jack: Ok….thanks sis, for being such a good sport. I am sure your bread will be wonderful.
Have you ever grumbled about something you did not like? How do you think it made the other person feel? What do you think God thinks about grumbling?
When Moses led the Children of Israel out from Egypt, they wandered in the wilderness a long time. During that time, they grumbled a lot. They accused Moses of taking them in the wilderness to die, because they needed some food. So Moses went to God and prayed for some food for the complaining Israelites. God sent them some food – manna. It fell right from the sky onto the ground. Can you imagine seeing white manna raining from the sky? That would sure be something different today to see, wouldn’t it? God told them he would send this bread six days a week. One the sixth day they were to pick enough for two days. God did not want to them to do a lot of work on Sunday. Then, can you believe it? They complained when they got tired of the manna for something else to eat. So God sent them quails. God provided for them, but He was not happy with all their complaining. It also made Moses feel bad. When we complain, we make others feel bad. When someone does something nice for us, we need to thank them, not complain that is was the wrong color, name brand, or style.
Draw a tic-tac-toe game on the board. Ask these questions and have the kids draw either an X of O on the game board. You can divide teams equally or have the girls against the boys.
- Who did God use to bring the Children of Israel out of Egypt?
- 2. Answer: Moses
- Where did they wander for so many years?
- 4. Answer: Wilderness
- What did the people complain?
- 6. Answer: They wanted some food.
- How did this make Moses feel?
- 8. Answer: Sad and upset
- What did Moses do when they asked for food?
10. Answer: He prayed to God to give them some food.
11. What did God send them from the sky?
12. Answer: Manna
13. How many days a week did God send the Manna?
14. Answer: 6 days
15. What were they supposed to do on the 6th day?
16. Answer: Gather enough for two days.
17. What did God send them next?
18. Answer: Quail
19. How does God feel when we complain?
20. Answer: Sad
21. How do we make others feel when we complain?
22. Answer: Sad inside
23. What should we do I instead of complain?
24. Answer: Be thankful
Bible Verse Memory Game: “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34:8). Read the verse together several times.
Show a bag of Oreo cookies. Say: “How many like Oreo cookies? What if we just looked at these cookies? They look too good to open the package. I am sure they taste good. Do you think they will taste good? I wonder if they will taste good dipped in a glass of milk. Show a glass. Hmmm! I’d better let them sit here. If I open them, they will be all eaten up, and I do not want that to happen. I will keep them. Every time I look at them I will think they would taste so good dipped in this milk here.
If we only hear about Jesus and do not let him into our hearts, will we not benefit as much only knowing about him? Maybe, if we listen real heard, and look at his picture, we will believe He would taste really good to have in our hearts. What do you think? Let’s read this verse together. (Display in board). Say the verse over and over and erase one word each time you say it until the board is empty. Say it one more time.
Snack Suggestions: Slice of homemade bread with soft butter, or donut holes. Give the kids an Oreo cookie and a cup of milk.
Craft Suggestion: Manna from the Sky
Give each child a piece of blue construction paper. Give them a solo cup of croutons or dried bread for stuffing. They will paste these on the blue sky. You can give them a cotton ball to tear apart for some clouds. Allow to dry and send home.
Ice Cream Facts:
More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.
The average number of licks to polish off a single ice cream cone is 50.
Resource used for jokes: http://www.icecream.com/funfacts/funfacts.asp?b=104
©Jeanne McIntosh May 2011. All rights reserved.