“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on
earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and
steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal"
Matthew 6:19-20 (ESV).
What You Need: Unfrosted
cupcakes, (we let the kids frost them); chocolate frosting; Twizzlers®;
chocolate candy coins or other gold foil wrapped candies; and small
candies such as M&Ms®, candy necklaces,
Skittles®, etc.; plates, napkins, plastic
knives, clean safe scissors.
What you do: Place the cupcake on
the plate. Use the scissors to cut the Twizzlers in half widthwise and
then lengthwise. Carefully cut off the "crown," the top of
the cupcake to form the lid. (The picture shows the paper removed from
the bottom half and then iced. However, you can leave the paper on the
bottom so the children can hold the cupcake without making too much of
a mess. But that's up to you!) Place one or two coins under the lid.
Put the lid on and use the plastic knife to ice the top, and then
decorate it using the Twizzlers to line the top, and small candies to
finish the look of a treasure chest.
Before you eat your Treasure
Chests, point out to the kids that as cute as they are, if we don't
eat them right away, they too will "rot."
Jesus wants us to remember that the things we do
for God's kingdom here on earth have eternal value. When we tell others about Jesus, by sharing
God’s Word, praying for them, being loving, kind, and generous,
using what we have to help others—giving our time and talents—doing to
others as you would have them do to you, we store up heavenly