Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How To Strike the Grandeur of the Exodus Into Your Child's Stomach

(In honor of the lectionary readings this week.)

I appreciate the difficulty of rearing children in the faith. I appreciate a nice rainy day activity with fun food and a story.

But, please.

Found here....

  • Red Jello (Red Sea)

  • Jelly babies or Jelly beans (Moses or you could use them for Pharaoh's army)

  • Rectangle tin/container

  • Spoons

Make the Jello in a rectangle container.
Then give each child a Jelly bean.
They each get a spoon and take turns eating their way through the middle to the other side.
At the end they can eat the Jelly beans.

(Except there's no cannibalism in the Exodus story, people! And drown those Jelly Beans first!)


ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I'll stick to watching "The 10 Commandments", thank-you!

Ray from MN said...

I think there was a Fifth Columnist involved in the creation of this snack/game, I.C.

The original contributor's name was "Ali." Probably one of Ishmael's offspring.

CMinor said...

Maybe the jelly bean could be the milk and honey? You could always use Lego men for Pharaoh's army.

CMinor said...

Check that. Manna. The jelly bean can be manna. That would use up those coconut ones you can never get rid of.

The Ironic Catholic said...

It ain't the passover seder, is it?

Whimsy said...

I suppose which beverage you'd choose to drown the beans in would determine how kid-friendly this Bible lesson would be. . .