We just had a great lesson on Peter's meeting with Jesus after the resurrection on the shore of the sea of Gallilee. A full description is on the holy week peter stories. Kids who never would try fish at least sampled their 'sea side breakfast'
We use food in other workshops--when a guest, either present day or from Bible times comes to tell their story in Bible Trails, gathering around the low tables sitting on pillows and enjoying fruit, bread or other light snack seems to encourage conversation, wondering and a sense of really getting to know a character as well as an underlying lesson of the importance of hospitality.
When watching videos there is always popcorn or goldfish.
When the kids are eating or preparing food they just seem to get more comfortable, relaxed, like they are at home. One of my goals in this way of doing church is for church to be more like home and less like school.