My little people and I have had so much fun going through the story of Moses for the past few weeks. We started with baby Moses then moved on to Moses in Egypt before he leaves the country. We have loved learning all about how God had a plan for Moses' life even when his family was keeping slaves and building idols.
I also took this opportunity to teach my kiddos about the pyramid shape. We built pyramids out of magnet tiles and talked about the two shapes they are made from and how many sides they have.
Then we put a bucket of dirt & sand in the bathtub (it's cold where we live!) and slowly added water to make mud. Then I had my guys squish the mud with their feet just like the enslaved hebrews might have.
We then put some of our mud mixture into a small plastic container to make a brick. My kiddos couldn't believe how hard it was! Definitely made them think about how hard the slaves had it building pyramids for Pharaoh!
On a particularly snowy day, we decided to build some pyramids out of paper cups. Super simple (and cheap!) activity for a variety of ages. My kiddos were able to figure out how to balance the cups, count how many in each row - not to mention the fun of knocking down the pyramids!
My little ones and I had so much fun digging into this Bible story and it was neat to see them really understand the characters and what they might have felt! What a privilege to open the Bible with our kiddos and help them see God in every story and understand what He has done!
Hope this inspires you to dive into the Word with your kiddos!
PS - stay tuned for part two of Moses activities next week!