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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

*Almost* edible 10 Plagues study ~ The Plague of Lice

We are onto day 3 of our *Almost* edible plagues. So far we have had a blast and the girls are learning and remembering so much. I love being able to help them make connections.

כִּנִּים is the word used in Exodus to describe the third plague. It can be translated to mean lice, gnats or fleas. Lice seemed easier to explain, especially to McKenzie, so that is the name we chose to go with for this plague.
Earlier in the day while Mikayla was at the gym training, Montana, McKenzie, and Micah broke out with a small case of lice {black and red hole punched circles} on their hands. Nothing too serious, but enough to get the point across. McKenzie even mentioned how itchy they were. To stick to their arms I used a dab of glue stick.
Later in the afternoon, when Mikayla was home and had rested a bit we started on our main lesson and craft, making balloon lice.

The girls and Micah also sampled edible lice, AKA black jelly beans. I knew going into today that only Mikayla really liked black licorice, but everyone was eager to try. I used to love black licorice but now that I am sugar free I have no desire for them.


The craft for the day was a simple to complete. I simply printed the lice bugs on printer paper and the girls colored them as they pleased. McKenzie is in a rainbow everything phase, so she had quite the collection of bugs. Mikayla and Montana choose to do dark colored bugs to match our edible lice. I tried to find black water balloon sized balloons at the dollar store, but I was out of luck. Instead we used the smaller, colorful ones that I found in our supply hutch.

Exodus 8:16-19 New International Version (NIV)
The Plague of Gnats
16 “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.”
17 They did this, and when Aaron stretched out his hand with the staff and struck the dust of the ground, gnats came on people and animals. All the dust throughout the land of Egypt became gnats. 18 But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not.

Since the gnats were on people and animals everywhere, 19 the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart was hard and he would not listen, just as the LORD had said.” 
        Join us tomorrow as we deal with The Plague of Flies with a fun flying craft. 
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 *Almost* Edible Plagues 
River to blood ~Nile River {bottled} water and Hawaiian punch packet 
Frogs ~ gummy green and white frogs 



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