Monday, April 26, 2010

Bible: Joshua and Jericho

The past two weeks we've been learning about Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. The following is not two weeks worth of plans, we just haven't done that much school lately.

We read the Jericho story every school day we had. In several different children's Bible's we also watched this Slide Show. 

The only real craft we did for this story was coloring pages, which for some reason I didn't save the link for... (sorry)

Fun and Games
The March
The first and most fun (for Treyton) activity we did was act out the story. We used our school table to represent Jericho and we marched around 1 time blowing our horns (toilet paper and paper towel rolls) as loud as we could. Then we laid down and slept - 1 day. We did this 6 times. Then on the 7th "day" we walked around 7 times, very quietly, then we blew our horns the LOUDEST we could, and we imagined the walls coming down.

Treyton wanted to do this every day - so a couple times we built walls with our wooden blocks and we would knock them down after our march.

Simon Says

Towards the end of our studies we played Simon Says. This game is a big hit at our house. This was a great illustration about how the Israelites had to listen to ALL that God told them, partially listening was not good enough.

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,
And the walls came tumbling down!

1 comment:

Ticia said...

Fun, we did that with our Sunday school class one time and it was a big hit.
Did you watch the Veggietales movie?