This is a simple snack & craft combination we are using in our Kindergarten Sunday School class. It’s part of our 4th of July lesson plan that is focused on the freedom that Jesus gives us from sin.
Supplies: graham crackers, white frosting, blue & red gel decorative icing
Christian Flag Craft & Snack Directions
- Spread a thin layer of white frosting on the graham crackers to be the white background of the flag.
- Use the red gel icing tube to add the cross
- Use the blue gel icing tube to trace the blue background box around the cross
The gel icing is much better for the kids to use than regular icing (I made that mistake with the regular red icing in my photos above!)
As the children work, you can explain the symbolism to the flags design.
The ground is white, representing peace, purity and innocence. In the upper corner is a blue square, the color of the unclouded sky, emblematic of heaven, the home of the Christian; also a symbol of faith and trust. in the center of the blue is the cross, the ensign and chosen symbol of Christianity: the cross is red, typical of Christ’s blood.
Depending on the age of your students, this Sunday School activity would require only minimum helpers. Definately keep some paper towels handy!
Before you enjoy the snack, you can teach the children to recite this pledge to the Christian Flag.
Original Version — I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Saviour for whose kingdom it stands; one brotherhood, uniting all mankind in service and in love.
Another Popular Version — I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.
Leave me a comment if you try this one in your class – also let me know if you get a better picture I can share on this post, my decorating skills are stuck in Kindergarten!
Don’t forget we have a free patriotic 4th of July coloring book for kids too. That’s a great add on if the snack gets finished too quickly.