Raising Rock Stars ~ 10 Commandments

10 Commandments

Daddy read a modified version of the story out of our My First Message: A Devotional Bible for Kids. All throughout the week we have been reading from the regular NIV each morning to get the full story ;-).IMG_2330

We are making a 10 commandment train together… IMG_2336After coloring the boys were surprised with the complete set of these DVDs all about the 10 Commandments. image Krash is in LOVE with his “Moses Movies” and has watched them as much as I will allow since getting them! There are 5 in the set.IMG_2340

 

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Raising Rock Stars ~ The Red Sea

~Sorry for not posting last week, life was just too busy for me to get to it! ;-)

The Red Sea

We finally made it to the Red Sea!  Daddy read the kids a book called Moses and the King, which reviewed our other Moses lessons and took us through the sea.  The kids enjoyed this simple version of an amazing story, even Ladybug liked it!IMG_1743We read from children’s books, and children’s Bibles on family nights-but I don’t know if I have mentioned that we read from the real Bible every weekday morning.  Daddy reads a small portion from our NIV Bible each morning to us before he leaves for work. So, the boys hear the story on family night and then hear it in depth throughout the week.

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After reading, Ladybug got a bit fussy so Daddy held onto her and I was with the boys-so, NO pictures ;-).  We reviewed our 10 Plagues, using our little props, then we went to the table and colored our mini book about the Red Sea together.  We use these coloring times to discuss the meaning of the story as we color…it is a great way to ask questions and spend time discussing-while little hands are busy coloring.

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Raising Rock Stars ~ 10 Plagues

10 Plagues

I had grand plans, as you will see. They were plans that I just knew both boys would enjoy {loud and interactive}. I do believe they enjoyed them, but attitudes were flying and we spent more time disciplining than teaching about Moses! In hindsight I can laugh, but let me assure you-I was not laughing at all while it was occurring!.

Daddy read a modified version of the 10 Plagues from The Anytime Bible… both boys really like this Bible and have been enjoying learning about this, so this part was OK.IMG_1247

Then we used the props I created for us to reenact the story together. I made images for each plague {I printed on cardstock, cut them out and taped them to popsicle sticks}… 10 plagues1and also signs for Pac to be Moses “Let My People Go!” and Krash to be Pharaoh “No!”. I was “God” bringing the newest plague {that’s why I don’t have any action shots…Daddy was busy entertaining Ladybug as she ate the plagues}.

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As fun as this was, seriously the bad attitudes were just invading all of the fun, it was very discouraging. We did get through it, and actually I plan to do the whole thing again this week with the boys during school time when moods are a bit better!

After our little drama, we sang Pharaoh, Pharaoh. The best was Daddy dancing Ladybug around like an Egyptian!IMG_1262 So, once again, I share with you and remind myself that family Bible time does NOT usually go as planned. Our sinful hearts are stubborn and strong willed. Ugliness often attacks right when we are trying to do the very best thing for our families-teach them God’s word! I know Satan would love nothing more than to attack this time, but we will not give up!

Resources used this week:

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Raising Rock Stars ~ Moses & the Burning Bush

Moses & the Burning Bush

We had another good week, I think I have learned my lesson. As much as I want to do crafts and creative things, I just can’t do much with an active KRASH around. The season for a quieter family Bible time will certainly come, and all too soon I am sure. I will sit around with 3 older kids who won’t play my active games and I will miss the days of loud craziness! So, I am embracing K’s energy and taking that into account in my planning a lot more than I had been previously.

We began our evening reading from Guess What? Story Bible, a really fun Bible with hidden words and a neat little fish decoder. Krash was the word finder and loved it.IMG_0473

We then played an active and fun game of “Follow the Leader,” each taking turns being the leader (even the dog played). IMG_0476

After we got some energy out, we sat down while I explained to the boys that God was Moses’ leader. I introduced our coloring pages…

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I used these to talk about the fear Moses felt when God first asked him to lead His people out of Egypt, not to mention that the bush was on fire and not burning up!!! We remembered that God had big plans for Moses even when he was a young boy, and that God has plans for us too! I made each of my children a sheet like the one on the right (yes there is a little girl one that we colored for Ladybug), and we talked about how this story applies to them.

They each colored their sheet and Daddy colored the Moses page for us! I colored Ladybug’s for her since she was taking an evening nap!

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It was a fun and simple night, I hope to have many more like this in the future!

 

Resources used this week:

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Raising Rock Stars ~ Baby Moses

Baby Moses

Praise God!!!! We had a wonderful family night! After last week’s evening, I really needed this and am so thankful to God for this wonderful and fun evening. We introduced Exodus and Moses, obviously beginning with the baby Moses story, which is so fun for kids. Daddy read them the baby Moses story from The Anytime BibleIMG_0199

Then it was time for a little reenacting fun! Pac Man played the part of Miriam, I was the Mommy, and Krash was the Egyptian princess! We laid a blue blanket out to be the water and put a baby doll in a basket. It was SO fun! Daddy helped K be the princess and guided him to reenact the story. Pac did great on his own. It really was so much fun, they were SO into it!

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We then went together to color our mini book, and of course baby Moses had to come with us…IMG_0212

We ended the night by watching, VeggieTales – Duke and the Great Pie War, just the first segment that features a funny Veggie style retelling of the baby Moses story. We all giggled together, it was great! The best part was seeing Krash sit with baby Moses on the couch… IMG_0215 He is still pretty obsessed with baby Moses, it’s so adorable! We have many more weeks of Moses planned, I hope he enjoys grown-up Moses as much as he enjoyed baby Moses! Knowing Krash-I think the burning bush, 10 plagues, and parting of the red sea will be right up his alley! It should be a fun few weeks!

Resources used this week:

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