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Bake through the Bible at Christmas

12 fun cooking activities to explore the Christmas story

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12 Christmas Bible stories for young children with related cooking activities

Part of the Beginning with God series.

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Bake through the Bible at Christmas helps parents to explore the Christmas story with their child while having lots of fun cooking together.

It contains 12 Bible stories, told in a simple, engaging style, that take a child through the events of the first Christmas. Each story is supported by a cooking activity that reinforces the main teaching, along with questions to discuss while cooking, and a simple recap to use while enjoying what you've made.

Cooking activities include:
- Spiced star tree decorations to remind you that Jesus is the light of the world.
- Cranberry angel cakes to link with the angel's message to Mary.
- Egyptian tomato soup with pyramid toast to remember that God kept Jesus and his family safe in Egypt.

With clear, illustrated recipes, you don't have to be a good cook to enjoy this book—just ready to have some fun as you bake through the Bible at Christmas!

Product details


  • Welcome
  • How to use this book
  • Cooking with children
  • 12 activities and recipes:
  • 1. The light in the darkness: Spiced star tree decorations
  • 2. The promise of God from long ago: Gingerbread family tree
  • 3. An angel brings a message to Mary: Cranberry angel cupcakes
  • 4. Elizabeth is expecting a baby in her old age: Hidden surprise cake
  • 5. An angel brings a message to Joseph: Fruity yogurt pancakes
  • 6. Jesus is born in Bethlehem and placed in a manger: Gingerbread manger
  • 7. Angels tell the good news of Jesus' birth: Party time! (Mulled apple juice and chocolate log)
  • 8. The shepherds visit Jesus, praise God and tell others: Tear-and-share bread
  • 9. Simeon and Anna meet Jesus: Happy snowman trifle
  • 10. The wise men find and worship Jesus: Crown sandwiches
  • 11. The Escape to Egypt: Egyptian tomato soup with pyramid toast
  • 12. The greatest Christmas present: Seasonal gifts
  • Downloads and resources
  • Baking templates


Age range: 2 - 7
Contributors Susie Bentley-Taylor, Bekah Moore
ISBN 9781910307984
Format Paperback
First published September 2015
Dimensions 215mm x 270mm x 4.4mm
Language English
Pages 48
Publisher The Good Book Company
Customer reviews


“great book”

Lovely book for my grand-daughter to enjoy with nice pictures


“Brilliant Bible Baking Opportunities”

Was going to be doing this online for out toddler group but personal bits happened but I get a whole year to practice and do it with them next year. I did post a link for them to buy the book themselves and get their own practice in this year.
Easy to follow instructions, so please I came upon it. Highly recommend


“It’s a great way to spend some quality time with your child”

This colourful book is attractively well laid out to appeal to children. The book has a two-pronged approach; how to include and effectively target young children when you bake coupled with how to help them to understand more about the Christmas story. Each recipe is introduced using a link to part of the Christmas story; this is followed by detailed recipe and cooking instructions as well as suggestions to think about when you’re eating what you’ve baked.

The book does two things very well. It includes useful suggestions about how to get your child interested and involved in baking and it also takes the reader through the Christmas story. Not only does it provide opportunities to read the story though. It helpfully prompts the reader to think through the implications of the different parts of the story then finishes each recipe with ideas of how to pray in response to what’s been read. It’s a great way to spend some quality time with your child doing an activity that most children enjoy. A chance to bake and understand more of the Bible at the same time.

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Bake through the Bible at Christmas | Susie Bentley-Taylor, Bekah Moore | £6.99 £5.94