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Halloween Object Lesson: Make Pumpkin Pancakes With Children

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This Halloween object lesson isn’t only fun. It’s also yummy! Plus, it has a great Bible-based message for kids.

In this object lesson, children help make Halloween-themed pumpkin pancakes. Then they learn how new life springs from death. With Halloween being a spooky and scary time for kids, opportunity abounds. Teachers and parents can demonstrate that as Christians, we don’t need to be afraid.

This Halloween object lesson illustrates the cycle of death and resurrection. Plus, it ends with some really yummy pumpkin pancakes! You can do this with your family or a small group of kids at church. Or turn the activity into a harvest pancake breakfast. Invite families and volunteers to come together for great food and fellowship.

Halloween Object Lesson: Pumpkin Pancakes

You’ll need:

  • Bible (Romans 6:11)
  • instant pancake mix
  • eggs
  • milk
  • canned pumpkin
  • cooking spray
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • electric frying pan or griddle
  • spatula
  • plates
  • forks
  • syrup

The Experience

Have kids wash their hands. Say: One reason Halloween can be so scary is that it focuses a lot on death. People often dress up as things that symbolize death, like ghosts or goblins. Some people decorate their yards like graveyards. But as Christians, we don’t need to fear death. This Halloween, let’s see what death means for us.

Preheat the electric frying pan. Then invite kids to help you prepare the pancakes by measuring and mixing the ingredients. Follow directions on the instant pancake mix. Add 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin for every cup of instant pancake mix.