Food for Thought

You'll need: A boxed cake mix and strawberry preserves.

Prepare boxed cake mix as directed on package. Spoon cake batter into muffin cups, filling each half full. Spoon 1 teaspoon of preserves into the center of each cupcake. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Dust each cupcake with powdered sugar. Makes 24.

Have children each use frosting in a tube to put a cross on their cupcake. Remind children that as they enjoy their snack that we can only love people the way God wants when Christ is hidden in our hearts - like the preserves are hidden in their cupcakes.

Reprinted from Pam Montgomery's "Seasonal Lessons" column, Children's Ministry Magazine, January/February 1995, pp. 50.

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