Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Garlands of Manna

After Jacob's family moved to Egypt to be with Joseph and be where there was food, the family grew and grew. The Bible tells us that the Israelites (Jacob's family) became so many in number that the new Pharaoh was afraid of them. Therefore, he forced them to be slaves. The Israelites were in Egypt for about 400 years. Then God used Moses and miraculously brought his people out of slavery (find it all in Exodus 1-16.) Once the people were out of Egypt they were now in the desert with no food. God sent manna, food that fell from the sky every morning to feed them.

We pretended popcorn was the manna and gathered it in a bowl. Then, for our Christmas decoration, we used a large needle and thread to string the popcorn together in a garland. A lot of the popcorn breaks when you pierce it, but that is okay. We plan on hanging the garland on the fence outside so the birds can also be fed.

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