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Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

Can you imagine living in total darkness for three days? Well, I guess if you are from Alaska or somewhere in northern Canada it would be no big deal because you are used to it. But complete darkness? Personally, I think that would be just a bit scary. Especially since it says that the darkness was so thick that you could not see anyone else else or move about. That’s what happened to the Egyptians when Pharaoh once again decided he would not let the Israelites go to worship the Lord.

We had a sweet treat this morning of Oreo cookies. I used these cookies and decorated them with little tiny eyes. To make the eyes I used a dab of white frosting and mini chocolate chips. A friend suggested on my Instagram account that chocolate cupcakes would work for this plague too. I will keep that in mind for when I go back through these plagues with Micah when he is older. The children loved the cookies and Madison even joined us for a sweet treat.

The reading for today came from Exodus 10:21-29 New International Version (NIV)

The Plague of Darkness
21 “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt—darkness that can be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. 

23 No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.
24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.”
25 But Moses said, “You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the Lord our God. 26 Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the Lord our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the Lord.”
27 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go. 28 Pharaoh said to Moses, “Get out of my sight! Make sure you do not appear before me again! The day you see my face you will die.”
29 “Just as you say,” Moses replied. “I will never appear before you again.””

After I read to the children I always ask them questions to check for comprehension or have them narrate the story back to me. When someone misses a detail someone else is always quick to jump in and tell the fact. I have said it before but I love that they are making the connections to the Bible stories and remembering so much.

Our craft for the day was so much fun! We made these fun plague of darkness sunglass eyes. This was a simple craft to complete just like many of the ones we have previously done. It didn’t have any coloring to it, just printing and cutting and pasting. The final products turned out so cute!

I can’t believe that tomorrow is the last installment of our 10 Plagues study and we will learn about the ultimate plague for the Egyptians. The Lord had a plan when he started all of these plagues and it is fulfilling to see Him carry them out in His word.

Tomorrow at sundown also marks the beginning of Passover. It is a celebration of freedom from when the Lord freed his people from the Egyptian slavery to their Exodus to the land that he promised them. I pray you have a blessed Passover celebration!
*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
Boils ~ Capt'n Crunch Berries {just the red berries}
Hail and Fire ~ Hot Tamales encased in big marshmallows
Locusts ~ toy grasshoppers

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