Last week we talked about a great lesson for teaching the Good Samaritan parable. Today, we’re going to talk about a church craft and snack you can do with your students to show them a specific way they can be backyard Good Samaritans.
Snack and Craft Materials
- Large sour dough pretzels, enough for each child to have 3
- Jar of peanut butter
- Sunflower seeds
- Paper plates
- Ziploc bags, one for each child
- Yarn cut in foot”long lengths, enough for each child to have 2
- Plastic knives or spoons, one for each child
Good Samaritan Bird Feeder Instructions
- Give each child 3 large sour dough pretzels.
- Pass out plates.
- Heap 3 tablespoons of peanut butter onto each plate along with 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds.
- Have each child put peanut butter liberally on the front of all three pretzels using their plastic knives, spoons, or their own fingers.
- Once finished with each pretzel, they should turn it face down in the sunflower nuts until it is covered, then put it aside.
- Using the piece of yarn, tie one pretzel under another. Use another piece of yarn to tie to the top of the highest pretzel. The other end will be tied to a tree branch.
- The bird feeder is complete! Send home in a Ziploc bag.
- The third pretzel is for eating as a yummy and nutritious snack!
After everyone has enjoyed their snack and made their own bird feeders, take the feeder that you made for demonstration purposes and tie it on tree outside the classroom with the kids.
This church craft is a great way to give your students a specific example of how they can be backyard Good Samaritans. If you can’t wait to try out this craft, be sure to pin it on Pinterest!