Here is a Snack to make with your Bible Study class to use your study of Joshua and the walls of Jericho. SCRIPTURE: Joshua 6
Jericho Wall Bricks
– Graham Crackers
– Ginger Bread House Icing (see recipe below)
– Gum drops or M&M pieces
The Walls of Jericho can be made in two ways: One is for those who would like to make the walls stand up, and is one for the busy teachers who merely want to get the snack served to the children.
Ginger Bread House Icing is very sticky and it dries, serving as the glue that holds the house together, but it is also very yummy – and very easy:
Whip together using a mixer:
5 cups of confectioner’s sugar
2 egg whites
Whip until stiff peaks form.
Lay out a piece of wax paper, three feet long.
Lay graham cracker squares one beside the other with only a slight space between them, maybe a quarter inch. Spread icing over the spaces evenly, using a plastic bag with a hole in it or a professional icing writer. Press in gum drops or M&Ms lightly. Allow to dry until hardened.
Repeat three times, so that you have the four walls of Jericho.
As in the story the walls came tumbling down, we will not attempt to attach the walls and stand them (for experts only). Just try to keep them in four pieces throughout the lesson.
Broom to sweep up crumbs!
Remaining M&Ms or gumdrops
Joshua brought down the walls of Jericho, with a trumpet and a shout! (With clean hands, try to break off squares without losing icing or gumdrops. Give each child a few squares.) Now we can eat our “Walls of Jericho” and feel like we’re part of that story!
(If they don’t get equal gumdrops, add a few on their plate to make things even.)
Do you think this snack activity would work in your church? Why or why not? I’m interested in hearing some feedback from others around the world so be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of the page.