“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 

Holidays are one of the best times to bring up faith conversations with kids. The anticipation, excitement and celebration all seem to say, “Hey, this is a really special time!” What you do around that time will “stick” with your kids.

So create a new family Fourth of July tradition by making these strawberry treats. Use them to have a bite-sized conversation about real freedom.

What you’ll need

Three ingredients! Super simple.

Supplies: Strawberries; white chocolate melting bar (or white chocolate chips); blue, red, or white sprinkles, cookie sheet, and wax paper

NOTE: If you use white chocolate chips, everything has to be completely dry–the strawberries, the working surface, even your hands. Moisture makes the chocolate seize up. 

As you make the strawberry sparkler treats together, use the talking points below. Otherwise, eating and talking afterward works great too. 

What to do

  • Get ready. Wash the strawberries. Empty the blue sprinkles into a small ramekin. Line a plate of cookie sheet or large plate with wax paper
  • Melt the white chocolate following the directions on the package.
  • Dip the bottom 3/4 of the strawberry into the white chocolate. You might want to scrape some of the chocolate off the bottom otherwise the sprinkles can “clump” together.
Let the excess drip off the bottom before dipping it in the sprinkles.
  • Dip the bottom 1/4 of the strawberry in the sprinkles, and set aside until chocolate sets. 
Blue or a combination of blue, red, and white sprinkles work.

The finished product!


What to say – A bite-sized devotional

What do we celebrate on the Fourth of July?

Our freedom! For years thirteen colonies were under the rule of Great Britain, a country far across the ocean. But in 1776 our Continental congress declared independence. They would be free from Great Britain, free to be its own country—America. 

When you give your life to Jesus, he breaks you free from the power of sin (Rom 8:2), the habit of doing what’s wrong.

Then he fills you up with his own Spirit, the power to do what’s good and right.

“Christ has set us free to live a free life”
Galatians 5:1

Point to ponder: How does doing what’s good and right make you free? Or think of it this way, how are the things God tells you to do good for YOU and make life easier and better? For example, how does telling the truth (serving others, being kind, etc.) benefit you?

Take a picture of your family making red, white & blue strawberry treats and I’ll post it next week. 

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