Originally published 10/11/12
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- Theme: ”I” is for Insect
- Bible Story: Moses (Through the 10 Plagues)
- Bible Verse: “The Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” Exodus 8:1
- Letter: I
- Number: 2
Here are a few activities we did:
One of our favorite activities was learning about the 10 plagues from the Bible in a hands-on way. Here is what we did:
1) Water to blood: I put red powdered drink mix in the bottom of a dark container and had one daughter pour clean water into it.
2) Frogs: We just hopped around like frogs.
3) Gnats or Lice: The girls put various colored office dot “bites” all over them.
4) Flies: I sprinkled pepper on the girls hands and they “shooed” it away (it’s a stretch, but it was all I could think of)!
5) Diseased Livestock: We made our toy cows fall over like they were sick and/or dead.
6) Boils: We used bubble wrap to make “boils”.
7) Hail: I threw marshmallows at them!
8) Locusts: We made our grasshoppers jump.
9) Darkness: The girls covered their eyes and walked around in darkness.
10) Death of the firstborn: We “painted blood” (really we used tissue paper strips) around a doorway.
We practiced forming the letter i with craft sticks and office dots in the Alphabet Notebook (which is just a notebook with each letter of the alphabet written on a separate page).
We made a few “jumping” grasshoppers.
A bug jar is essential to a unit on insects! Here is another example of an insect jar we’ve made in the past.
It was such a nice day, we went on a bug hunt.
She made play dough bricks while listening to the story of Moses and pharoah.
We did a simple review game we did to practice letters and sounds.
I wrote the number two on a sheet of construction paper. My daughter used pieces of yarn to outline it.
We made fingerprint insects on the printable i (included in the download). We have a few different fingerprint ideas over on this Bug Hat post.
A few other activities to try:
- Make a Caterpillar to Butterfly craft.
- Try out a Bee Buzzer.
- Paint a Ladybug Rock or make a Ladybug Snack.
- Make a Butterfly Lunch.
- Give away some Butterfly Snack Bags
- Paper Chain Caterpillars
- Caterpillar Cookie Cake
- What’s in the Bible (Volume 2)
- Caterpillars, Bugs & Butterflies: Take Along Guide (Take Along Guides)
- Pharoah Pharoah
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden
- Fascinations AntWorks Illuminated Blue
- Zobmondo Entertainment The Ladybug Game
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