Cooking 101 with FBI Kids

Last night, I had the pleasure of cooking with a group of children at church. (FYI- FBI stands for 1st Baptist Indialantic) Each week this summer, we are incorporating some fun activities to go along with the Bible lessons. I was excited to volunteer to do a cooking night! We talked about Daniel and his decision to not partake of the king’s food and wine. We focused on his wisdom and obedience in making this choice and how God rewarded him.

To go along with our lesson about Daniel, we did a “Create Your Own Pasta” night. I had two different types of pasta- quinoa spaghetti and whole wheat shells. We made pesto and I also brought some tomato sauce. They chose which pasta they wanted, placed it in a zip-top bag, and then poured their choice of sauce into the bag. Next, they had the choice to add chicken, black olives, diced tomatoes, and/or mozzarella cheese chunks. Once they shook it to coat everything, they poured it in a bowl and enjoyed! When you give children the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making and the preparation process, you will find they are willing to try new things.

Emily enjoying her pasta creation!

We finished the evening by making fresh fruit skewers with chocolate. Once again, they were able to choose which fruits to slide onto their skewer (I had pineapple, banana, strawberries, and grapes), and then my mother-in-law helped them drizzle the chocolate over the fruit. To make the chocolate, I placed semisweet chocolate chips in a zip-top bag, placed it in a pitcher of very warm water, and squeezed the chips every few minutes until they were melted. Snip just a small hole at the bottom corner of the bag, and you have an instant “drizzler”!

We had a great night of learning about a dedicated man of God and designing our own pasta and fruit skewers!

Anna awaiting chocolate!

Fruit skewering

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