Christmas Cooking with Kids: Simple Nativity Snack

I almost didn’t post this Nativity snack, but the girls loved it–and it was quite easy to make!  This would be a perfect cooking project for a preschooler or early elementary child.

Simple Nativity Snack


  • Small bowl or cup
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Shredded coconut
  • Yellow sprinkles
  • Large marshmallow
  • Small marshmallow
  • Food pen (or just use a marker and don’t eat the small marshmallow!)

1)  Make chocolate pudding and spoon it into the bottom of a bowl or cup for the manger.

2)  Sprinkle shredded coconut on top and add yellow sprinkles for the hay.

3)  Place a large marshmallow for the swaddling.  Add a face to the small marshmallow and place next to the large marshmallow for baby Jesus.

You can see a more time-intensive Nativity snack here.

About Stacie Nelson

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  1. Allison says:

    We are very much looking forward to this week’s activities! My son is allergic to coconut, however. Can you think of another alternative to make the hay?

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