PRETZELS AND PRAYER ACTIVITY
THE LEGEND OF THE PRETZEL
I had such a fun time with the girls during this activity. They LOVED it! The best part about this activity is it is simple with a darling message about one of the most basic principles of the gospel.
I started the activity when the girls arrived by having a darling little pretzel maze for them to do.
Which you can download HERE. Or there is another pretzel maze version HERE. Then I had them take a piece of paper and write what prayer means to them, or what attributes a prayer is made of.
We then talked about what they had written. When we were finished with our discussion, I read them the legend of the pretzel and told them we were going to dip pretzels in chocolate with sprinkles on top. They were thrilled! They loved it. Each of them were able to dip about 15 pretzels in a good amount of time. I had white and milk chocolate melted in pots. I made sure to spray the plates with non stick cooking spray so the pretzels wouldn't stick. They cooed very quickly too. I had clear plastic cups for the girls to take their pretzels home in.
One of the things we did was fill a few extra cups full of pretzels to take to some people in the ward. I always like to show an opportunity for service whenever possible. No matter how small it may seem. Thinking of others is never a wasted trait to teach.
We put a little baggie over the cups and tied them with some bakers twine. We attached a copy.of the legend of the prayer and the girls signed the back of it for the person receiving it.
Another option if you have some older girls or want to do this lesson for Family Night or are a good baker is to make your own soft dough pretzels! The soft pretzels can be sprinkled with butter and salt, cinnamon sugar or Parmesan cheese. You can even go as far as to make a sweet powered sugar glaze to dip them in, or cheese sauce. Soo yummy, right?!
Below is a darling printable tag which you can have the girls write a message on the back with their names to send to someone!
Note: I adapted this lesson idea from dawnsactivitydays.blogspot.com.