Latticed Learning - The Exodus

Learn while playing with Latticed Learning!  This week's Bible story has plenty of activities to go along with it - keep reading to find out more!




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Welcome back to Latticed Learning!  This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from last year while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.

This day's post is devoted to our weekly Bible stories - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will help your little one grow closer to God!


Read the Bible

     

Pages 98-119 in this Bible and 81-85 in this one


Read a Little More

We think books are the best around here, so it's always fun to discover great new titles.  I wasn't familiar with any specific books for this week's lesson, but I did find these:

The Real Story of the Exodus

The Exodus: Spot the Difference Book

Escape from Egypt: Moses and the 10 Plagues

Path to Freedom



Sing Some Songs

I found several songs that we had fun singing this week:

This one is set to the tune of "This Old Man" and reviews the plagues.

This one is set to the tune of "10 Little Indians" and includes a printable flip-chart.

We watched this and wanted to go join that choir because they just had too much fun:




And of course, we listened to this entire soundtrack, which couldn't have been more perfect for the week.


Watch Some Videos

This video continued to match up with our Bible lesson.

 


And we watched this movie, because, how could we not?


Play and Create

We repeated lots of things we did last year to learn about The Exodus, then added in a few new activities.


We first focused on the burning bush:



This is super-simple to make.  Just take a paper lunch sack and cut strips all but a fourth of the way down.  I think I cut about 8.  Add a few rocks or something to the bottom of the bag to weigh it down.  Next, you twist the strips into branches.  Grab some red and orange tissue paper and twist those onto each branch. 

Gv liked this bush best, grabbing it to show off each time we read the Bible story or watched the video.



Then, she made this one:




Gv wanted to do still another activity for the burning bush, so I traced her hand and arm onto green construction paper, cut it out, and then cut a few strips of red and orange paper so she could snip some squares out on her own.  She glued it all down and apparently felt the need to go cut a chunk of white paper to add at the bottom for a little flair.

One more - these bushes were just so much fun for her to make:



This bush looks really boring to me, but she definitely enjoyed poking all the twigs into the playdough.  As long as she had fun, I'm happy.



Next, we moved on to the plagues.  We had a great time with a whole slew of activities - you can read all about them here.



One of the activities we did for our study of the plagues - a 10 Plagues Box


Once the Israelites had escaped from Pharaoh, we had to re-enact their journey through the sea:



I took the seats from this table and chairs set, placed them back-to-back, draped a blue sheet over the tops, then pulled the chairs apart enough so that she could pass between them.

This activity went on and on and on - first with just Gv walking through and then circling back around to do it all again, then she started dragging other friends through with her:



Minnie's turn to come along!
 She even got the poor dog to join in with her on this journey:


Poor dog never knew what he was in for when he joined this household!

Finally, the Israelites were on their way, so we made God's pillars out of craft sticks, vitamin-bottle cotton, and tissue paper:


Just glue on red & orange tissue paper for the fire by night and cotton for the cloud by day

Of course, then Gv had to lead her friends around using these pillars:




We also did a few new things this year:

First, I printed out this plague wheel, which Gv then cut out and colored:


All you need is a little brad to hold this wheel together.


Then, I put together this little collection of plague graphics, which Gv cut out and glued onto some yellow construction paper shaped as an Egyptian necklace:


This was a great sequencing activity and Gv had fun adding some glitter-glue "jewels" in between the plague pictures.

You can print out the plague graphics for free here.


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Finally, I printed out the mini book (we turned the "story sequencing" page into a mini book) from this pack to add to our collection.




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