Edible Nativity with Candy

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Yesterday I talked about an idea called an "edible Nativity" in which you makes cookies to represent each character in the Nativity story. I was really hoping that I would be able to make these for my students in the Jr. High class, but with 15 or more students that is A LOT of baking. I have found that I just don't have the time this year. So I came up with the idea of doing the edible Nativity with candy that I can buy at the store.  Each bag of candy will be accompanied with the following information: the name of the character, the candy that represents him/her, and a Bible verse.

I have to give credit where credit is due...my husband, my son (Noah) and a dear friend who helped me with these ideas!

{Jesus} Lifesavers- "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

{Mary} Treasures- "When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,  and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. " Luke 2:17-19

{Joseph} Lifesaver Pop (Because he was the "pop" of the "Lifesaver")- "Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph." Matthew 3:23

{Angels} Almond Joy-But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Luke 2:10

{Herod} Nutroll (He was a little nutty)- "When King Herod heard this he was disturbed" Matthew 2:3

{Star} Starbursts-“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2

{Wise Men} Smarties-"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem." Matthew 2:1

{Shepherds} Jolly Ranchers (Happy sheep ranchers, that is!)-"The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told." Luke 2:20

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Debbie, I love this idea. Super creative and cute! I am sure your students will love them, thanks for sharing.