Scripture Cookies Sharing Time
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This is a script I wrote for a class sharing time. It illustrates how following counsel from the scriptures, leaders, Prophet and the Friend magazine can help us in our lives.
Sharing Time Scripture Cookies Script
Child #1: In class we’ve been learning that we can find answers to our questions by reading the scriptures.
Everyone: (Agree with her.)
Child #2: I know that’s true because I made an amazing discovery.
Child #3: Really, what’s that?
Child #2: (Teacher) told me that she/he found the ingredients to make cookies in the scriptures.
Child #4: Which scriptures are those?
Child #5: (Teacher) gave them to me. I’ve got them right here.
Child #6: Let’s have each of the classes help us find them.
Child #5: I’ll hand them out.
(Hand out the scriptures to the classes. This was designed for 3 classes to each receive three scriptures and the Presidency to receive one. It can be sorted however works for your Primary. The scripture handouts and cookie recipe from the Friend magazine are at the end of the script. Give papers to each class and the Primary Presidency.)
(Answers: 1. butter 2. milk 3. sugar (sweet cane) 4. eggs 5. flour 6. cinnamon 7. salt 8. baking soda (leaven) 9. oats 10. raisins)
Child #1 asks first class for their 3 answers.
Child #5: We were out of butter so I thought I’d bring sour cream.
Child #1: I brought the sugar! (It’s in a clearly marked salt container. Taste a pinch of it.) Hmm, it takes funny.
Child #3: “I don’t really like milk so I thought I’d bring this, it looks like milk.
Child #4 asks for second class’ answers.
Child #5 cracks her eggshells, shrugs her shoulders and throws them in: Here’s the eggs.
Child #6: I brought the flour (clearly marked cornstarch).
Child #4: I’m not sure if I like cinnamon but I know I like gravy!
Child #3 ask for third class’ answers:
Child #4: Here’s the salt we need.
Child #3: Child #2, did you bring the baking soda?
Child #2: No, I was too busy watching TV last night and I forgot we were doing Sharing Time.
Child #3: Oh well, it won’t really matter.
Child #4: I brought the oats! (Put in Quaker Instant Oatmeal). See it says oatmeal right on the package. Primary Presidency answers:
Child #2: (whispers loud enough to hear to Child #6) I was supposed to bring raisins but I forgot to have my Mom pick them up for me so brought some (beads, pebbles from my garden).
Child #6: Don’t tell them, they’ll never know. Besides, they look like raisins! (Each child take a turn stirring it up.)
Child #5: Should we go and bake this? Everyone: (Sure, I guess…hum, and haw, act embarrassed.)Child #4: (ask the Primary) Will you eat these cookies once we bake them?
Child #1: Why not?
Child #3: Luckily, (Teacher) brought the right ingredients. (Child #6 and Child #1 get the right ingredients from (Teacher) and put them on the table.)
Child #1: How much butter, oats, milk, salt, raisins and everything do we need?
Child #5: (Ask the children) Did it say the amounts in your scriptures?
Child #2: (Teacher), do you know how much? (Teacher): Yes, I found the exact amounts in the Friend magazine. (Hand the cookie recipe to the children.)
Child #4: I noticed something. When we changed the ingredients that we in the scriptures, nobody wanted the cookies.
Child #3: If we try to change the commandments that Heavenly Father has taught us in scriptures, we won’t be happy and things won’t turn out.
Child #6: But the scriptures didn’t tell us how much of each ingredient that we needed.
Child #2: We found the specific information in the Friend magazine. (hold up a copy of the Friend magazine.)
Child #5: When my home teachers come each month they always give us a message from the Prophet or one of his counselors that is in Ensign magazine. (hold up Ensign).
Child #3: Last year, in class, we learned that the Ensign that has the conference talks is to be considered scriptures that tell us about what we need to do today to be happy.
Child #6: That’s really important to know.
Child #2: Some things we’ve learned from President Hinckley are to wear modest clothes.
Child #6: We’ve also been taught to be watch good shows on TV.
Child #1: Our church leaders have warned us to stay away from harmful drugs.
Child #2: We’ve also been taught to be careful if we are using the internet.
Child #5: The first article in every Friend, New Era and Ensign (hold them up) is written by a Priesthood leader and they have ideas to help us.
Child #3: In this month’s issue of the Friend magazine, President Hinckley has taught us to make good choices and pray to the Lord.
Child #6: I feel good inside when read his words.
Child #4: So, the church magazines can help us to know things that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to know.
Child #1: I’m grateful for that.
(Child #5, Child #6, Child #3: Pass out the recipes for scripture cookies – Child #4, Child #1, Child #2 - pass out real cookies).
First class handout
1. “The words of his mouth were smoother than ____________” (Ps. 55:21).
2. “Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy ___________and honey” (2 Ne. 26:25).
3. “To what purpose cometh there to me … the ________ ________ from a far country?” (Jer. 6:20.)
Second class handout
4. “As one gathereth ________ that are left, have I gathered all the earth” (Isa. 10:14).
5. “And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine __________” (1 Kgs. 4:22).
6. “Take thou also unto thee principal spices, … and of sweet ________ half so much” (Ex. 30:23).
Third class handout
7. “Ye are the _________ of the earth” (Matt. 5:13).
8. “It shall not be baken with __________” (Lev. 6:17).
9. “Nevertheless, … ________ for the horse” (D&C 89:17).
Primary Presidency handout
10. ”And they gave him … two clusters of ________” (1 Sam. 30:12).
Scripture Cookies, “Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, Jan. 1998, 4
To find each ingredient, look up the scripture reference and fill in the blank. Some clues are subtle, so check the list of the ingredients on the bottom of the page before making each recipe.3/4 cup “The words of his mouth were smoother than ____________” (Ps. 55:21).
1/3 cup “Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy ___________and honey” (2 Ne. 26:25).
1 1/2 cups “To what purpose cometh there to me … the ________ ________ from a far country?” (Jer. 6:20.)
2 “As one gathereth ________ that are left, have I gathered all the earth” (Isa. 10:14).
2 cups “And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine __________” (1 Kgs. 4:22).
1 teaspoon “Take thou also unto thee principal spices, … and of sweet ________ half so much” (Ex. 30:23).
1 teaspoon “Ye are the _________ of the earth” (Matt. 5:13).
1/2 teaspoon “It shall not be baken with __________” (Lev. 6:17).
3 cups “Nevertheless, … ________ for the horse” (D&C 89:17).
1 cup “And they gave him … two clusters of ________” (1 Sam. 30:12).
1. Beat the first four ingredients together.
2. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 350° F (175° C) for 15 minutes.
Answers: 3/4 cup butter (softened), 1/3 cup milk, 1 1/2 cups sugar (sweet cane), 2 eggs, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (leaven), 3 cups oats, 1 cup raisins.
Heavenly Father gives us a "recipe" for our lives through the scriptures, counsel from the leaders and prophet, our parents, etc. and if we follow it, we will be able to return to Him again.