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A snake sandwich

15 minute Craft planner

Beware of allergies – make sure it is safe for the children in your group to taste and handle the food used in this activity.

You will need:
A French baguette
Dinner knives
Sandwich fillings: cheese, ham, cucumber, tomato, mayonnaise, salami, cheese spread, lettuce.
A large board or baking tray (if you have neither use baking foil)
A bread knife*
Olives or grapes
Red and yellow peppers cut into thin slices

*Make sure all sharp knives are placed out of the children's reach during the session.

How to prepare:
Before the session clean the surfaces in your teaching area and cut the French baguette in half length ways. 

How to make a snake sandwich:
1. Encourage the children to wash their hands.
2. Working together place a variety of sandwich fillers on the bottom half of the cut French baguette.
3. Close the sandwich by placing the top half on top of the fillers. 
4. At one end of the giant sandwich place two olive slices for eyes. (Use grapes if you prefer.)
5. Make a ‘forked tongue’ out of a slice of red pepper and place it at the head end of the snake.
6. Decorate the snake’s back with thin slices of pepper.

 

An alternative craft

 
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An iced snake

Beware of allergies – make sure it is safe for the children in your group to taste and handle the food used in this activity.

You will need: 
Individual brioche rolls*
Water icing - made from icing sugar and water mixed to a spreadable consistency (add the water slowly to avoid making the icing too runny)  
Cake sprinkles and small sweets for decorating
Two larger sweets and raisins for the snake's eyes
A short length of strawberry shoe lace for the snake's tongue
A large board or baking tray (if you have neither use baking foil)
Dinner knives

*for a dairy-free, gluten-free alternative use specially prepared bread rolls

How to prepare: 
Clean the surfaces in your teaching area.

How to make an iced snake: 
1.     Encourage the children to wash their hands.
2.     Give each child a roll. Encourage the children to cover their roll with water icing. 
3.      On the board or baking tray, place all the rolls end-to-end to look like a snake's body.
4.     Help the children to decorate the snake with sprinkles and small sweets.
5.    Position the two larger sweets and strawberry shoe lace at one end of the snake to look like it's eyes and tongue.



Alongside this craft teach the Bible story...

 
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