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Friday, April 15, 2016

*Almost* edible 10 Plagues study ~ The Plagues on Livestock

We wrapped up our first week of *Almost* edible plagues today with The Plague of Livestock. I almost didn't get to post this blog tonight because it is late and we have a full day of softball games and gymnastics practices in the morning. But I really wanted to finish out the week and I have uniforms in the wash so here I am.

Micah was so cute this morning. He ran straight to the table and chair after breakfast with the sign and waited for us to open the next plague container. He loves cookies and how could I resist that sweet face! I was hoping to find the pink and white Mother's cookies with the sprinkles, but I could not find them at either supermarket I visited, and I was not about to venture into Walmart, especially on a payday.

For the plague of livestock I read from Exodus 9:1-7New International Version (NIV)

The Plague on Livestock

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” If you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them back, the hand of the Lord will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your cattle, sheep and goats. But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.’

The Lord set a time and said, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this in the land.” And the next day the Lord did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.Pharaoh investigated and found that not even one of the animals of the Israelites had died. Yet his heart was unyielding and he would not let the people go."
The kids worked coloring in their livestock animals. I printed them on regular printer paper and then laminated them for durability. Montana's horse/donkey had an unfortunate experience with the new laminator and came out quite wrinkled and crumpled. She is from hereforth banned from laminating things and I convinced her it gave her animal character and a dead animal should have.

The girls are halfway through coloring their 10 Plagues color wheel also. Each day they color one tenth of the picture. By next week I will laminate and we will assemble for a keepsake along with our other crafts we are completing.

McKenzie remarked how stubborn Pharaoh is. She just wants him to let the people go already! Patience my dear child, in time he will relent when the greatest plague of all is handed down upon the Egyptians.
That's it for this week, we have had a blast so far and I can't wait to continue next week. The girls are learning and recalling the Bible facts and that is great to me. Tune in next week as we go through the remaining five plagues, The Plagues of Boils, Hail & Fire, Grasshoppers, Darkness, and of the First Born. We have some great crafts lined up along with some fun edible treats!
 *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 ~ fly straw rockets

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