Edible Advent Wreath

Edible Advent Wreath

To kick off the beginning of Advent, our elementary children made edible Advent wreaths in class yesterday.  They loved them and so will the children in your ministry! (Thanks to one of our awesome leaders, Megan, for this fabulous idea.)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Donuts with a hole in the middle (any will work but I’d suggest glazed or powdered)
  • Green sugar (we used a store-bought one in a shaker bottle)
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Twizzlers (we used the pull & peel kind), cut into two-inch pieces
  • Paper plates

Assembling the ‘wreath’ is fairly simple to talk children through. Here’s what you’ll have them do:

1. Place a donut on a paper plate. (The donut represents the wreath.)

2. Place the marshmallow in the center of the donut. (The marshmallow represents the center candle.)

3. Sprinkle the green sugar on the donut and marshmallow. Careful…some of our kids were very generous with the sugar.

4.  Stick one pretzel stick in the marshmallow and the remaining pretzel sticks around the donut. (The pretzel sticks represent the candles.)

5. Make flames for the ‘candles’ by peeling apart the Twizzlers and wrapping the pieces around the top of the pretzel sticks.

That’s it! A simple (and delicious!) way for children to learn about the Advent wreath.

If you’re looking for more great ideas for Advent & Christmas, be sure to check out my Advent & Christmas Pinterest board.

This article originally appeared here.

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Kathie Philips
Kathie Phillips felt called to children’s ministry at the age of 13. She is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to overseeing Route 45 (Preteen Ministry for 4th & 5th graders), she also oversees The Treehouse (for 1st – 3rd graders). Married to Lance and mom to Daniel and Kennedy, Kathie shares practical tips and inspiration for kidmin leaders each week on her blog, KidMinspiration.com.