This past week, I was tired and only did about 1/4 of the activities for the letter I and Q from God’s Little Explorers. We began each day reading the story of Moses asking Pharaoh to release the Israelites. We tried to watch a few cartoon videos of the story, but both boys said the Egyptian slavery was too scary. We reviewed the 10 plagues that God sent to change Pharaoh’s heart. For the 1st plague of water turned into blood, I let the boys make a batch of red Koolaid. My boys got some strange looks that week when they told people that they drank blood. The 2nd was frogs so we hopped around like frogs and then I made a paperclip hop. Remember making those in elementary school? Third, we swatted in the air at gnats. Fourth, for the flies, I sprinkled pepper on their hands. Then they shook it off as we singed Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me. Fifth, for the diseased livestock, we got on all hands and knees, mooed like a cow and tipped each other over and acted like we died. Sixth was boils and we taped bubble wrap around our arms then popped the bubbles. Seven was the best. We took the small size marshmallows and had a hailstorm fight.
For the eighth, when the locusts came we made chomping noises and pretended to eat everything. Nine was darkness so the boys covered their eyes and tried walking around. Lastly the tenth was when the death angel came to kill every first-born child unless the blood of a lamb was on your door step. So we taped a strip of red construction paper over our front door.
We spent a lot of time that week singing “Pharaoh, Pharaoh, O,O, Let My People Go!..No, No, No, NOOOO!”
Sad to say, for the quail, we read the story of God providing for the Israelites while they wandered through the desert and watched the corresponding What’s In the Bible DVD. I don’t expect them to remember much of that story.