Making Manna {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

Making Manna {31 Days of Bible Crafts}

UPDATE:  The original site for this recipe is no longer available (gasp!).  However, I have some searching and found something I think it pretty similar.  Since many of you have asked for the recipe, I thought I would share it here.  It comes from these unleavened bread recipes.  I love that the baking time is only 3-5 minutes, making it a quick activity for little ones!


Preheat oven to 475 degrees prior to mixing ingredients

2 cups of flour
1 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
1/2 cup of warm water (or more if needed added gradually)

In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in Olive oil with a fork. Gradually add water until you have a nice soft dough. Then pinch of pieces of dough and either roll or pat them into a circle. Poke the breads with a fork. You can then drizzle with additional oil if you like. Bake for 3-5 minutes.


ORIGINAL POST: This project would go along with any lesson about the Israelites wandering in the desert, but we used it along with the Exodus 16 lesson.   Of course, this Make-your-own Manna recipe is a guess based on the biblical description.  I like it because you can eat it cooked or uncooked.  I found the manna recipe here (page 4 of the PDF) and love it because it doesn’t have any complicated ingredients. Ready to get started?

Making Manna

What You Need:

  • Manna Recipe and Ingredients (flour, oil, salt, honey)
  • Measuring tools
  • Bowl and Spoon
  • Optional: Baking sheet and oven

What You Do:

Lay out the ingredients and let the kids measure away.  We tripled the recipe, but measured it out each time instead of trying to do math with the kids (more turns too!).  The kids really loved this project!

Making Manna (2)

 Measuring the Oil

Making Manna (1)

Stir it up!

(You’ll notice we also had some wet wipes on hand for sticky fingers)

Making Manna (4)

Squish the dough into balls and lay it out on a tray.

Cook and enjoy!

What About You?

Do you ever cook or bake in your Children’s Ministry?

I’d love to hear all about it!

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