Gummy Snakes on Sticks

Wednesday: Snack
Elementary Bible Lesson: Look and Live:
The Bronze Snake and the Son of Man
Memory Verse: John 3:14-15
Preschool Bible Lesson: Snakes in the Desert:
Trusting God

Key Item: Gummy Snakes on Sticks
Take gummy worms (but call them snakes), and place them on the ends of kebab skewers or large toothpicks.

Snack Lesson:
[Hold up a gummy snake by itself first, with no stick.]
What do snakes make you think of? Do you know anyone who is afraid of snakes?
Lots of people are. Why would people be afraid of snakes? (They bite.) What
happens, if a snake bites someone? Well, it depends on what kind of snake it
is, but some snakes are poisonous. You can get sick from a snake bite, or even die.

In the Bible lesson today, we're going to learn about a time when some people
did get bit by snakes, and they were poisonous snakes, and the people were dying.

[Hold up one of the skewers, with the snake at the top.]
What's this? A snake on a stick? Why would anyone put a snake on a stick?
Of course, it's not a real snake. This one is made of gummy candy.

In the Bible lesson today, we're going to learn about a time when somebody put a snake
up on a big stick, for an entire community of people to see. It wasn't a real snake
either, but it wasn't candy. (It was made of bronze, which is a kind of metal.)

Additional Snack Items:
To make the snack more substantial, we served hot dogs and carrot sticks
alongside the gummy snakes. We also provided Kool-Aid to drink.

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