Thursday, April 6, 2023
Good Morning, All!
We hope this Thursday finds you
wanting to dance like Snoopy and his bunny friends!
Easter is only a few days away now…
Will you be hosting family or heading somewhere to celebrate?
Laura and family just returned from several days
spent with Little L and her mommy and daddy and sister pup!
Oh my goodness!
We had such fun… especially with the eggs Gramma brought with her!
Little L played with the eggs every day
during our early morning snuggle time…
sometimes for half an hour!
And she kept wanting to go back to it, all day long!
Who knew that a package of plastic eggs and an egg carton
could bring such entertainment!
We also had fun making Resurrection Rolls since we won’t be together
on Easter Sunday!
Little L was such a good helper!
And a trip to the Children’s Museum in downtown Madison
was the icing on the cake!
So fun seeing it all through Little L’s eyes!
Be sure to check out our 4 recent posts, all focused on Easter,
especially if you’ll be spending time with your Littles and Middles
during the coming days!
Today, we’ve got 1 more idea - an edible one -
for you to make and have on hand for your Littles this weekend!
This Easter Story Snack Mix would be a wonderful addition to
an Easter basket or as a small bag of munchies
for your Littles to enjoy during an Easter worship service
or while Easter dinner is cooking!
Years ago, Laura began making this recipe
and she’d share it with her Sunday School class each year,
usually in the weeks following Easter.
It was a yummy way to review the Easter story in a meaningful way!
Laura is sharing the recipe here today!
This Easter Story Snack Mix provides another opportunity
to bring the true meaning of Easter front and center!
After all, the cornerstone of our Christian faith
Is Jesus’ resurrection!
This is a simple treat that can be gifted to others in a mason Jar or a Ziploc bag
or it can even be put in plastic eggs… just be sure that each egg contains
all the elements of the snack mix, in order to tell the story!
Your Littles can certainly help you make the snack mix and you can
revisit the Easter story while doing so
you can make it ahead of time and then copy the graphic provided later in this post
(feel free to screenshot it and print).
Then add it to your bag/jar/egg filled with the goodies!
I love that this sweet and salty snack mix is super easy to make and store!
Each item in the mix provides an important element in telling the story of Easter.
If you’d like to share specific Bible verses with your Littles
as you make the mix (or eat it… 😋),
I’ve referenced those, as well!
Here’s what you’ll need:
pretzel sticks - THE CROSS
Pretzel sticks represent the cross on which Jesus was crucified!
You’ll want to include at least two or more in each mix! If you are putting the snack mix into plastic eggs you may need to break them slightly so they fit.
Carrying His own cross, He went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified Him, and with Him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. (John 19: 17-1-8)
craisins - THE BLOOD OF JESUS
The craisins represent the blood Jesus shed for us all!
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1: 7)
round crackers - THE TOMBSTONE
The round crackers represent the stone that was rolled away from the tomb.
You may use one bigger round cracker (i.e. Ritz cracker) per mix to represent the tomb OR you can use smaller ones (I used oyster crackers) for your Littles!
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. (Mark 16: 4)
goldfish crackers - FISHERS OF MEN
The goldfish crackers represent Jesus telling his disciples to follow Him and be fishers of men.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Matthew 4: 19)
mini marshmallows and/or popcorn - OUR SINS WASHED AWAY
The white marshmallows/popcorn represent that Jesus washed our sins away!
Feel free to use the mini marshmallows or the popcorn - or both, depending on your personal preferences!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1: 9)
m & m’s - SWEET TREAT
The m & m’s represent the sweet treat of Jesus! Taste and see that the Lord is good! 💗
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him!
(Psalm 34: 8)
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Once you’ve gathered the ingredients for the Easter Story Snack Mix you can (1) mix all the items together in a large container and then put handfuls of the snack mix in Ziploc bags or plastic eggs OR (2) you (or your Littles) can add a small handful of each item to each Ziploc bag (or plastic egg). Just be sure that you get some of each ingredient in each snack container!
You can also have a bowl of the snack mix available to enjoy pre-dinner during your Easter gathering… you could even print a larger version of the graphic to place alongside the bowl of the Easter Story Snack Mix.
NOTE: If you’d like to give the Easter Story Snack Mix as a gift to someone, you can also put a larger portion of the mix in a mason jar.
Finally… as an added bonus, if you are using plastic eggs to house your snack mix, once the treats have been eaten you’ll have an empty egg. What does that remind us of??? The empty tomb of course… Jesus lives!
If you’d like a topper for each snack bag OR a sheet to display the recipe near a bowl of the mix OR you are looking for a tag to add to a gift of the snack mix, feel free to screenshot the graphic(s) below. You’ll need to paste each into your own document and then enlarge or decrease the graphic to fit your needs! Enjoy!
Snack Bag Topper Version
This bag topper can be stapled at the top of the Ziploc bag that’s holding
your Easter Story Snack Mix!
Display or Gift Tag Version
This version can be used to display the ingredient list in a frame
next to a bowl of the snack mix or,
if printed in a smaller form, it can be used as a gift tag!
Or you can add the small version to the contents of the
plastic eggs used to house the mix!
That’s all there is to making the Easter Story Snack Mix!
Super easy but very effective!
Let’s remember the GOOD NEWS of Easter and share it with those we love!
We’ve had such fun
sharing our Easter joy with you these past two weeks!
We hope that our posts have helped you prepare for Easter Sunday
and the season that follows!
We will be taking a blogging break next week (April 10-14).
We look forward to seeing you back here on Monday, April 17!
and we’ve also launched an Our Grand Lives Pinterest Board…
We love sharing our content with you!
We wish you a truly blessed Easter celebration ahead
and may we all be reminded of
God’s amazing grace, given for us all!
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