This simple activity combines reflection on the Atonement and learning some baking skills. If you have an avid baker in your ward (or even better, an investigator), this is a great activity days idea for your kids to get to know someone new outside their LDS Primary leaders.
Categories: Learning and Living the Gospel, Developing Talents, Serving Others (if the bread is used for Sacrament)
Duration: 1.5 hours
- Bread ingredients and baking supplies
- small baby food jar for each girl
- heavy whipping cream.
- Invite someone who enjoys making bread to teach the girls how to make their own bread. We had one woman and one man for the ward who were excited to share their baking talents with the girls.
- You may want to pre-make a few loaves of bread to eat at the end.
1. Invite a member of the bishopric to talked to the girls about the symbolism of the bread in the sacrament and throughout the scriptures. You can also have someone talk about why we need to renew things like drivers licenses, library cards, etc and relate it to renewing baptismal covenants when we take the sacrament.
2. After the spiritual thought about bread, demonstrate the steps of baking bread, all the way up to the bread rising.
3. During the rise and bake time, make butter using heavy cream and baby food jars.
4. Remind the girls to teach their families what they learned about the sacrament to pass off a Faith in God requirement.
5. Finish with this story of how one woman uses her love of baking to find personal meaning in the ordinance of the sacrament.
- If you don’t have time to go through the bread rising and baking, have baked loaves already made that you can pull out just after the butter is made.
- Use the bread made that night for the Sacrament on the following Sunday.
- Sample several different types of bread.
- Let the girls experiment with herbs in the freshly made butter.