Since this is the early addition and this is a tale pretty universally known thanks to Pesach, I will not expound more on the text.
Project 1: Recently my girls have been asking for a pet. Specifically they want a teacup chihuahua. Don't get me wrong, those pups are insanely cute in photographs, but we are NOT getting one. I explained to the girls that in our house we look after people and not pets. This led to a discussion of how we look after babies.
"If you were Miriam, and you were looking after Moshe, even before he is in the teva, what do you need to do?" I asked. They got paper and pencils and wrote "A Baby Guide for Miriam."
This led to a great discussion about people's needs, baby safety, and responsibility. It always was a good opportunity to practice handwriting, spelling, and all that stuff.
The burning bush! This is a very powerful moment in the Torah which is difficult to really appreciate. Forgetting about the intensity of G-d suddenly chatting with you, the shrubbery on fire and not consumed is amazing. I do not think the words do it justice. I don't think my children even understand that fire regularly does consume things. How often do children today see a fire from start to finish and feed it logs and stuff?
Today we collected leaves. I will be leaving them out to dry. Then the pyromania will begin...
I know all of my kosherkidz readership wants to know what happened with my children and this project. Through more luck than judgement it was a success.
First we sorted the leaves into live and dried.
We also reviewed fire safety, bush/forest fires, and not to touch matches.
Have a Safe and Wonderful Shabbat!