This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

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

Welcome to day 4, time sure does fly when you're having fun, ha ha! Today we delved into the Plague of Flies! This is when the study comes to a screeching halt at being edible. Now, I know there are probably chocolate covered flies or some sort of concoction of one thing or another, but it is not happening in this house! I draw the line in the sand at that. 

Because there was not an edible plague to do this morning things went pretty quickly and smoothly. We talked a little about flies and how that must have been to have them swarming around all over Egypt except for God's people in Goshen.

I am not a huge fan of flies so I can only imagine how horrible the swarms must have been. After I read the Bible verses I had the girls narrate the story back to me while they colored their blowing flies.

Exodus 8:20-32New International Version (NIV)

The Plague of Flies

20 "Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. 21 If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies; even the ground will be covered with them.
22 “‘But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will knowthat I, the Lord, am in this land. 23 I will make a distinction[a] between my people and your people. This sign will occur tomorrow.’”
24 And the Lord did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh’s palace and into the houses of his officials; throughout Egypt the land was ruined by the flies.

25 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God here in the land.”
26 But Moses said, “That would not be right. The sacrifices we offer theLord our God would be detestable to the Egyptians. And if we offer sacrifices that are detestable in their eyes, will they not stone us? 27 We must take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God, as he commands us.”
28 Pharaoh said, “I will let you go to offer sacrifices to the Lord your God in the wilderness, but you must not go very far. Now pray for me.”
29 Moses answered, “As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the Lord, and tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh and his officials and his people. Only let Pharaoh be sure that he does not act deceitfully again by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.”
30 Then Moses left Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord, 31 and the Lord did what Moses asked. The flies left Pharaoh and his officials and his people; not a fly remained. 32 But this time also Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let the people go."
I choose to skip mounting these fly straw rockets onto construction paper and just printed them on card stock. It didn't seem to make a huge difference in their ability to fly or not.

The girls and Micah had fun blowing their flies all over the house. Micah even tried to blow his, but couldn't quite get the hang of it.

Overall, it was a good day learning about the plague of flies. I think the kids are ready for our next plague, The Plague of Livestock. Be sure to join us tomorrow to see what they get to eat.

 *Almost* Edible Plagues 
River to blood ~Nile River {bottled} water and Hawaiian punch packet 
Frogs ~ gummy green and white frogs
Lice ~ black jelly beans

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