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“Taste and see that God is good” (Psalm 34:8)
JESUS CAME COOKIES—The Triumphal Entry
Items needed: Sugar cookie dough, sprinkles, powdered sugar and milk
(NOTE: You may want to do this activity and the next one together since they involve many of the same items.)
Read Mark 11:7-10. This is the story of when Jesus entered Jerusalem just one week before His crucifixion.
Either buy or make sugar cookie dough. Roll out the dough and let your children make shapes that represent Jesus entering Jerusalem such as palm leaves or a donkey (like the one Jesus rode on). Or they can make shapes representing things that happened in the following week such as a cross to represent Jesus dying for our sins or an angel to represent the angels that met the women who came to the tomb, who first announced that Jesus rose from the dead.
Take colored sprinkles and crush them up to small pieces. Explain to your children that even though it was a sweet day when Jesus entered and the crowd worshiped Him, Jesus already knew the crushing pain He would feel when one week later the crowd would cry out, “Crucify Him,” and He would be beaten, whipped and killed for our sins.
Make frosting from powdered sugar and milk and use food coloring to add color. Use the frosting and sprinkles to decorate your creations.
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