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Moses and the Exodus

Week 11: Moses & the Exodus

READ:  K – 3:  Exodus by Brian Wildsmith

4 – 6Exodus by Mary Auld

7 – 8:  Exodus 3:1 – 14:31

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DISCUSS:

  • Did Moses want to lead God’s people out of Egypt? (No)
  • Why not?  (felt he couldn’t speak well)
  • How did God respond to Moses? (sent him anyway)
  • What plagues did God send against the Egyptians? (plague of blood, frogs, gnats, flies, livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, death of firstborn.)
  • What did the Hebrews have to do to their doorframes? (put blood around them)
  • What was this time called? (Passover)
  • How did God deliver the Israelites from Pharoah’s army? (brought them through the Red Sea)

ACTIVITIES: 

K – 2: Moses & the Exodus coloring page.  Click HERE.

3 – 5: Crossword puzzle:  http://gardenofpraise.com/bibpuz7.htm

6 – 8:  Create your own crossword puzzle about Moses, the 10 Plagues, and the Exodus.  You must have at least 15 words.

Copyright February 23, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

 

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Mummies

Week 10: Mummies

 READ:  K – 3:  Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki

4 – 6:  Secret of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey

7 – 8:  Egyptian Mummies by Delia Pemberton

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DISCUSS:

  • What is a mummy? (a dead body dried out so it won’t decay)
  • What was the first step in how mummies were made? (They took out the inner organs.)
  • How were the brains removed? (by a hook through the nostrils)
  • What was the body stuffed with? (linen, natron – a type of salt, sand, & saw dust)
  • What was the body wrapped with? (linen)
  • What were amulets? (magical figures tucked between the wrappings)
  • What were the 4 canopic jars for? (jars were symbolic of gods who protected the lungs, stomach, liver, & intestines or stomach)
  • What was a nest of coffins? (a coffin inside a coffin, inside a coffin)
  • Why were curses often written on the coffins & tomb? (to keep out thieves)
  • Where were most Egyptian tombs? (in the desert)
  • What is the most famous mummy ever found? (Tutankhamen – King Tut)
  • What things did people have buried with them? (things to take to the afterlife: gold, boats, pets, many other household objects)

ACTIVITIES:

K – 3:   Apple mummy experiment:  Cut an apple in half.  Put one apple in a Tupperware completely covered with salt.  Keep the other apple sitting out on a dish.  View the 2 apples after 1, 2 and 3 weeks.  Which apple looks decayed?  Which apple looks relatively the same?

4 – 5: Write an essay: if you had the opportunity to go into a mummy’s tomb, would you want to go?  Why or why not?

6 – 8: Write an essay: name 3 new things you learned about mummies from reading this book?  Give details about each one.

Copyright February 16th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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Egyptian Gods & Goddesses

Week 9: Egyptian Gods & Goddesses

READ:  K – 5:  The Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher

6 – 8:  Egyptian Mythology by Janell Broyles (Chps 1 – 3 only)

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DISCUSS: 

  • Who was the god of all creation? (RA)
  • What did he look like? (human body, hawk or falcon head)
  • Who was the god of the dead? (Anubis)
  • What did he look like? (human body, jackal head)
  • Who was the god of the Underworld? (Osiris)
  • Who was the greatest of the goddesses? (Isis)
  • What was often on her head? (a disk and a pair of horns)
  • Who was the god of the desert? (Set)
  • What did he look like? (human body, aardvark type head)

ACTIVITIES:
K – 2:  Color this page from supercoloring.com by CLICKING HERE.

3 – 5:  Draw and label these five gods: Ra, Anubis, Osiris, Isis, & Set

6 – 8: Pick 3 gods/goddesses and write an essay: Why do you think each god or goddess is depicted as they are?

Copyright February 9th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette.

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Joseph

Week 8: Joseph

READ:  K – 3:  Joseph by Brian Wildsmith

4 – 5:  Genesis 40:1 -40:57

6 – 8:  Genesis 37:1 – 37:36; 39:1 – 50:26

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DISCUSS:

      • Why was Joseph given a special coat? (favorite of father)
      • Why did his brothers sell him as a slave? (jealousy)
      • Why was Joseph put into prison? (Potiphar’s wife accused him of hurting her)
      • What special gift did God give Joseph? (ability to understand and interpret dreams)
      • Explain Pharoah’s dream and the meaning behind it? (seven fat cows ate seven skinny cows; seven full heads of grain – followed by seven meager heads of grain.  Meant 7 years of abundance followed by 7 years of famine.)
      • How did Joseph become in charge of all Egypt? (Pharoah put him in charge.)
      • Why did Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt? (to buy grain)
      • Where did Joseph’s family eventually come to live? (Egypt in land of Goshen)

ACTIVITIES:

K – 5: Watch: Joseph DVD by Dreamworks

6 – 8: Write an essay: compare and contrast Joseph’s life with the Israelites and when he was in charge of all Egypt.  Which life do you think he preferred?  Where would you prefer to live?

Copyright February 2nd, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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