Thursday, September 22, 2011

This Sunday: Baby Moses

This Sunday we are learning all about the story of baby Moses.  I want to share an activity that I would have loved to do in Church School if we had the time: a cooking activity!  In this activity, you make an edible version of Moses in his basket.  After making this treat, your child will remember the story of baby Moses forever!

Edible Baby Moses Baskets

chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, Chow Mein noodles, muffin cups, spoons, a cookie sheet, large bowl, small microwave safe bowl, sugar cookie dough, hot pads, spatula, cooling racks, fruit roll ups (one per child), table knives, wax paper, flour, toothpicks

Make the baby shape
• Give each child a roll of cookie dough – size of ½ a ping pong ball.
• Have the kids form a ‘baby’ by molding the cookie dough with their hands.
• Remember, the baby should be small enough to fit in the basket. As it bakes, the size will probably double. (Arm & legs may burn, so you may not want to have these)
• Bake according to directions – watch closely as these shapes are very tiny and will get done faster.
• Take out of oven and cool.

Make the basket

Place the following in a large microwave safe bowl:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
• Microwave for 30 seconds – stir
• Microwave for an additional minute – stir
• If needed, microwave for an additional 30 seconds – stir (repeat if needed)

• Pour the chocolate mixture over a half of a 12 oz package of Chow Mein noodles – use a large bowl, as it easily spills over the edge. Stir to coat the noodles

• Place a spoonful of noodles in a muffin cup and shape into a basket. May use the back of a spoon or your fingers to shape the inside of the basket.

• Place muffin cup on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 5 minutes so the chocolate will set.

Make Moses' blanket
• Give each child one fruit rollup. They will cut a shape for a blanket or clothing and place around the baby.

Once you have your baby, your blanket, and your basket, put everything together and enjoy!

Below please find some additional baby Moses coloring pages:

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