I realize that I have not blogged about specific Bible topics outside of Christmas but that is about to change. I have teamed up with a group of bloggers who are sharing various Bible story topics related to the “The Jesus Storybook Bible” for preschoolers. Most of the chapters and topics were filled but the wheels started turning when I saw Moses and the Plagues of Egypt.
I turned to my kids and got excited when I realized we own plastic frogs and flies. Those were two of the plagues of Egypt that I remembered off the top of my head. Then I thought sensory bin because it would be a great hands-on way to let children interact with some parts of the story without being too frightening for them.
I gathered up all of the items for the plagues that we owned after a quick Google search to be sure we didn’t forget one. (I was in the middle of dinner and would rather dirty my phone then one of our Bibles, lol) I jotted all of the plagues of Egypt down on one of our many dry erase boards for reference.
The 10 Plagues of Egypt include:
1. River Nile turned into Blood
2. Frogs hopping everywhere
3. Gnats tons of them everywhere
4. Flies that swarmed everywhere buzz, buzz, buzzing
5. Sickness of animals
6. Boils- horrible sores all over the body that hurt
7. Hailstorm that took out all the crops
8. Locusts that ate anything left after the hailstorm
9. Darkness so dark that you couldn’t see anything all day and night
10. Death of the firstborn except those who listened to God’s commands and put lamb’s blood on door posts hence the term Passover
I asked my kids and husband for suggestions as to what should be in the sensory bin and here’s what we came up with:
plastic frogs from the Dollar Tree
red florist gems for blood from Dollar Tree
plastic flies from a Busy Bag Swap
farm animals from Zoob tube via JoAnn’s
rice or beans for sensory bin filler
Since I knew that Lil’ Red would be sure and put stuff in his mouth from the sensory bin I used brown sugar in our plagues of Egypt bin. He only kept the sunglasses on for a second or two just long enough for me to get a picture. He loved scooping up the brown sugar and finding the frogs. I had to keep very close eyes on him with the flies and red gems to be sure he didn’t sneak one in his mouth.
I didn’t really explain all of the elements of the 10 plagues of Egypt sensory bin with Lil’ Red but did discuss it with Big Red, Princess, and Eldest. I will probably continue to read the story a few more times like Five in the Row and point out new objects and animals.
This post was written as part of Julie’s series featuring activities that correlate to all 44 stories from the Jesus Storybook Bible hosted on My Mundane and Miraculous Life.
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