This was for when God gave the Israelites water in the desert.
They all got a wee bottle of water to drink. We then had a fascinating discussion about where our water comes from. Rough approximation of how it went:
Me: We don't get water from a rock. Where does our water come from?
Child: The tap.
Me: And how does it get to the tap?
Child: In pipes.
Me: Where does it come from before that?
Child: People make it.
Me: No, you can't make water.
Child: The sea?
Me: You wouldn't want to drink water from the sea, because it has salt in it. Our water comes from a lake called Loch Katrine. How does it get there?
Child: In lorries?
Children living in Scotland who have no idea that the water in our taps comes from the rain!!!
|Unfortunately I don't have a finished photo of any of the kids' work as we ran out of time. That's my demo picture.|
You will need:
- Pale blue card/paper
- Yellow/sand coloured paper/card
- Brown wrapping paper (I used two kinds, one for the rock and one for the faces)
- Coloured/patterned paper (I used wrapping paper and scrap paper), crayons etc.
- Thin plastic food bags - cut in half length ways.
- Blue 'irridescent shreds' - I got these in the party section of Home Bargains. Blue parcel ribbon, or even narrow strips of blue carrier bags would do as well.
- Lolly sticks or similar.
- Glue, scissors.
- Glue dots or something that can hold a stick.
What to do:
- Tear the blue paper in half. Each child gets half a sheet and sticks it on the yellow card, to make sky/sand (actually sticking the sand on blue card would be better, but I didn't have any).
- Give each child a piece of brown paper (roughly) half the size of the background. They tear/cut around three sides to make a rock. Stick it on.
- Give each child half a plastic bag. they gather it at one end and tape near the top of the rock - they're likely to need help!
- Tape a few blue strips to the 'water'.
- Now, let them make people with the coloured paper. They can draw as well. Add the sun, or do whatever.
- Give Moses a stick.