Family Easter Activity – Plan of Salvation Cookies


“Taste and see that God is good” (Psalm 34:8)


Items needed: Sugar cookie dough, sprinkles, powdered sugar, milk, food coloring, disposable plates, and cling wrap.

(NOTE: You may want to do this activity and the one above together since they involve many of the same items.).

Read John 12:12-32. These verses begin with another telling of the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem just one week before His crucifixion. However, in this story, we go a little further.

ASK: What did the Greeks tell Philip? (“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”)

SAY: Jesus died and rose again to make a way for people to come to Him, to be forgiven and to spend forever with Him in Heaven, and in our activity today, we get to share Good News of Jesus with others.

Create a batch of regular or cross-shaped cookies. Mix the powdered sugar and milk together for frosting. Use the food coloring to make cookies with the following frosting colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow.

Make cookies to deliver to a neighbor, friend or relative to share the Good News of Jesus and to invite them to church with you on Easter Sunday. Take time to discuss the meaning of each cookie color with your children, as written below. On each plate include at least one cookie of each color. Then cover the plates with cling wrap and attach a note that says something like:

These cookies are a gift to remind us of the true meaning of Easter:

-The Black cookies remind us of all the bad things we’ve done.

-The Red cookies remind us of how Jesus died on the cross, taking the punishment for our sins.

-The White cookies remind us of how only Jesus can forgive our sins because He has already paid the price for them.

-The Blue cookies remind us of how Jesus rose from the dead and forty days later He ascended into the sky.

-The Green cookies remind us of how we can grow close to Jesus and walk with Him every day.

-The Yellow cookies remind us that those who receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior are forgiven and get to spend forever with Him in Heaven.

We hope you have a Happy Easter and we would love for you to join us for an Easter Celebration at our church this Sunday. [Add specific information about your church here.]

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