Life is a sweet treat

Fun with food

Bake some “surprise cookies” or “surprise buns” that have something unexpected in the middle.

Discussion point: Life is full of surprises. We should thank God for the gift of life, even when it surprises us.

You will need a batch of cookie dough or bread dough, some fruit – such as apples or pears with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or dried fruit like figs and apricots – and some soft candies or chocolate.

Wrap chunks of fruit or candy inside the cookie dough or bread dough to form bite-size treats. Bake the cookies or buns, then have fun guessing what’s inside before you eat them.

Note: As a simple alternative, buy a box of chocolates of different flavours, then sample them without referring to the flavour guide.

Key concepts

Life is full of surprises. Some people enjoy being surprised and others prefer to always know what lies ahead. Whatever your preference may be, the best way to respond to a surprise is by thanking God for the good gift of life – even when it surprises you.

Relevant Scripture

James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”