Our Never-Fail Recipe

Activity Objective

To reinforce with the children that their small actions can have far-reaching effects

Lesson Outcome

The children will express in a group recipe how they can be the yeast in serving the Kingdom of God.


  • Several small packets of yeast
  • Papers with outline of a bowl that gets gradually larger from bottom to top, with writing lines inside


  • Tell the children that they are going to write a special recipe for helping to spread the Kingdom of God.
  • Divide the children into small groups. Give each group a packet of yeast as a reminder that they are the yeast?the most important ingredient in the recipe.
  • Give each group a paper bowl on which they can write their never-fail recipe. Tell children that just as they add one ingredient at a time when they bake, for this special recipe they will add one word at a time to the descriptions of their ingredients. They may use phrases or sentences. (Example, reading from bottom to top: love, helping hands, speaking kind words, tuning in to needs, getting others involved in helping, Serve often and watch what happens!)
  • Have the children share their recipes with the group. Compliment them on their good ideas and remind them how important each ingredient is, especially the yeast.

Learning Styles

People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


You might have the children paste or tape the yeast packets at the bottom or top of their bowls.