Kids love rainbows, and they’ll be seeing many of them in spring and summer. They’ll also love this rainbow Jello Bible snack, and serving it will give you a chance to discuss God’s covenant with a rainbow and how it relates to all that grows in the springtime.
Rainbow Jello Bible Snack & A Lesson in God’s Faithfulness
– Baking sheet
– Clear plastic cups: one for each child and one for experimenting
– Five flavors of Jell-O: red, orange, yellow, green, blue
– Whipped cream
1. Place a dozen cups on a baking tray.
2. Stir up the red Jell-O and place a quarter inch in the bottom of the cups.
3. Put the tray in the refrigerator and allow the Jell-O to set for 20 minutes.
4. Stir up the orange Jell-O and place a quarter inch on top of the red Jell-O, allowing it to sit for another 20 minutes.
5. (Note: Refrigerators chill at different temperatures. Make sure your layers are not still liquid and can hold the next color before proceeding. You can test this by having one cup as “the experiment cup,” adding a teaspoon of the next color and seeing if it lies on top or bleeds into the color below. If it bleeds, add another five minutes and try again. One thing that creates bleeding is adding a new layer when it is too hot.)
6. Repeat with all five colors and if possible, let it sit overnight to chill.
7. Top with a cloud of whip cream, and you have an edible rainbow.
The Christian rainbow is a symbol of God’s faithfulness and his future patience and mercy on mankind. It comes from the story of Noah and the Flood. After the flood, God placed a rainbow in the sky as a sign of his covenant with Noah to never again destroy the earth and all living creatures by flood (Genesis 9:12-16).
In Revelation, John saw a rainbow around the throne in heaven, which means that in heaven, all destruction has ended.
Rainbows symbolize peace and happiness, kindled hopes and the fulfillment of dreams. They’re a little like springtime, where new life is beginning to spring forth from the ground. Birds are building nests”¦bears are waking up from the long sleep of winter”¦ the world will be full of rebirth, new life, hope, and happiness after a cold winter when even the seeds of life were asleep.
Let’s eat our rainbow Jello Bible snack and think of the new life around us that we just can’t wait to see”¦our favorite flowers, plants, blossoms, baby animals”¦what are you looking forward to seeing this spring?
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