With the start of fall, one thing we can look forward to is harvest time! The cornucopia is a great symbol of harvest. This cornucopia Bible craft & snack will help children look forward to harvest…and to understand some of the spiritual symbols surrounding it.
• Two Sugar cones
• Gum drops
• Raisins and dried cranberries
• Cheddar cheese cubes
• Ribbon or yarn (any color)
• Colored marker of choice
• Small pieces of white bond paper cut into 2×2 squares
What I’m holding up is a cornucopia. It has been a symbol of good things to eat for nearly four hundred years. It is also a symbol of our gratitude to God for his blessings. Let’s fill our cornucopia with great tasting things and see what they might tell us about God’s love for us.
1. Fill one cone with small candies such as gumdrops.
2. Fill second cone with small fruit such as grapes, cut up orange slices and pieces of cubed cheddar cheese.
3. On the pieces of paper write things you are thankful for during the fall. They can include a favorite new teacher, improvement in a sport, subject or musical instrument, a new friend, a new pet, a better hairstyle… anything that you are glad you now have.
4. Roll the messages up so they are flouted, and use them to decorate the cornucopias.
5. Tie a ribbon around each cone.
According to Ephesians 3:20, God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Let’s be grateful for all we have this fall, but especially for the privilege of asking God for what we can imagine…things that will make us be better people who have an abundance of love, peace, joy, hope and other great gifts!