I’ve had so much fun in Exodus learning alongside the children! These are some highlights from our adventures! (I’ve included links at the close of this post for our activities from the beginning of Exodus.)
The boys made High Priest breastplates and turbans. This idea came from Old Testament Days: An Activity Guide. We have used this book for a lot of fun games and crafts! I highly recommend it!
What reading of Exodus would be complete without a study of the tabernacle? Thanks to this post from Danika Cooley at Thinking Kids, we were introduced to a book that helped us construct our own model of the tabernacle! We used God’s Special Tent: The Story of the Tabernacle and What Came After by Jean Stapleton, which includes paper patterns ready for cutting! I especially enjoyed this book because as Cooley explains,
“The book ends with the triumphant fulfillment of the shadow the tabernacle represents. Christ fulfills the promise of the priesthood, sacrificial system, and the tent. We, the people of God, have become living stones in the house of God. It doesn’t get any better than that!”
Thinking Kids also has suggestions for Bible activities, a free Bible curriculum, and free Bible notebooking pages. We love notebooking! (Look at the menu at the top of the Thinking Kids site for Bible Road Trip!)
We were able to take a virtual tour of the tabernacle with our Glo Bible software!
We used our Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines to see illustrations and explanations of each element of the tabernacle.
We did a lot of notebooking during Exodus and also studied all of that grumbling the Israelites did even after God parted a sea and rescued them from the greatest nation in the world! We studied Psalm 78, the golden calf, and institution of feasts. I’ve enjoyed Celebrating Biblical Feasts in Your Church or Home by Martha Zimmerman.
Related posts from our excitement in Exodus:
This is a super simple way to learn the 10 Commandments QUICKLY!
Now, on to Leviticus….
My blog is 1 year old! I’ll be sharing some reflections on one year of blogging soon. It’s been an interesting journey…