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Monday, April 18, 2016

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

Yay, it’s a new week of fun learning the last of our 10 Plagues. Today we dealt with the Plague of boils. Now, that just sounds downright miserable. Open sores all over your body, no thank you! That Pharaoh is so stubborn!
Today was our first day that Mikayla did not join us during our morning time study. She was at the gym training, it’s her double day where she stays from 8am-6pm, and we got home super late last night from our trip to the Science & Engineering Festival that I didn’t have my stuff together to send her with her craft project to work on. It’s okay though, she can make it up in the morning and still be good. Plus, Micah will surely want to taste our edible “boils”, aka Capt’n Crunch Berries, just the red ones.
In the first part of the scripture reading this morning, it talks about taking soot from the furnace and tossing it into the air. I was going to ground Oreo cookie bits into a fine powder and let the girls toss it into the air, but then my better judgement kicked in. Can you imagine the mess that would make, fun and memorable, yes! But a little messier than I wanted to have on a Monday morning.

Exodus 9:8-12  New International Version (NIV)
The Plague of Boils
Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh.It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on people and animals throughout the land.”
10 So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on people and animals. 11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians. 12 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said to Moses.
Our craft today was to make a picture of a boy with boils on him. This is done in a similar fashion as the first plague where we used the glue overlay. This time I did use a glue stick instead of white glue and we had better results.

Sidenote here, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to keep this little boy off the table? He only sits on top of the school table. I think it’s because he wants to be in the center of the action, but man is it hard. I probably take him down 50 times a day. Okay maybe not that many but it sure does seem like a lot.
Be sure to come back tomorrow as we tackle the Plague of Hail & Fire we have a sweet treat and a fun craft too.
*Almost* Edible Plagues
 River to blood ~Nile River {bottled} water and Hawaiian punch packet
Frogs ~ gummy green and white frogs
Lice ~ black jelly beans
Flies ~ toy flies
Livestock ~ Mother’s pink and white animal cookies

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