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The Israelites Complain about Manna Bible Lesson

 

"Manna Again "Bible Lesson

In the lesson "Manna Again" our children learn that God wants us to be happy with what we have. This lesson is a part of the ABC series of lessons. It comes with a Bible phrase card, color sheet, and a game.

This lesson is available on The Resource Room a subscription site. The following crafts and activity ideas come from The Resource Room.

 

 

 

Make Balloon Quail

red balloon bird

Have your children help you draw eyes, beak, and wings on balloons with permanent markers to make quail to be used during activities.

 

 

Make a Thankful Quail Paper Plate Craft

Sunday School Bible Craft Paper plate Quail Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Use this little quail to hold the Bible verse or have the children write things they are thankful for on pieces of paper and place them into the quail's belly. Tell them that they should take the pieces of paper out of the quail's belly and read them often to remind them about everything God has done for them.

What you will need: Two paper plates per bird, black and brown construction paper, hot melt glue gun or stapler, brown, tan, blue, and white paint, and googly eyes.

How to make a Thankful Quail:

1. Before class prepare the birds. Cut one paper plate in half and glue one of the halves to another paper plate to make a pocket. Use the other half to make the bird's face. Just make it into a cone shape by bringing the cut edges together. Staple or glue them together. Glue the face onto the paper plate pocket as shown in the picture. Cut out leg and crest shapes from black construction paper. Use the Wing Pattern (Available to members) to cut wings from brown construction paper.

2. In class have the children paint the quail. When they are dry, glue on the crest, wings, and feet.

 

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Quail Paper Crafts for Kids

Quail Circle Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

 

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper) or patterned paper

Scissors

Feathers

Glue or tape

 

How to Make the Quail Craft:

1. Print out the pattern onto card stock or patterned paper. (A Printable Pattern for this craft is available to members.)

2. Cut out the patterns and fold them in half.

3. Glue the feather plume, feather, and feet inside the folded pattern.

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Play "Catch the Quail" Balloon Game

Before class prepare some balloons to look like quail. (Make sure you have at least one per child.) Draw faces on the balloon with a black permanent marker and tape on wings cut from construction paper.

Sunday School Bible Craft balloon Quail from www.daniellesplace.com

Remind the children about the part of the story where God sent a wind that blew thousands of quail from the sea into where the Israelites were camped. Tell them that they are going to pretend that they are the Israelites (but not the ones that were whining) and that God is going to send a wind to blow in some quail. Tell them to get ready to catch them. Throw the balloons up into the air one at a time. If a child catches one, have him go sit back in his seat with the balloon. Keep throwing up balloons until all the children have had a chance to catch one.

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Covey of Quail Paper Craft

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What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Colored Pencils

Scissors

Glue or Tape

 

How to Make the Quail Craft:

1. Print out the patterns onto card stock and cut them out. (Printable Patterns are available to members.)

2. Fold the quail patterns in half and color them.

3. Fold the legs in half and the feet up. Glue the legs to the inside of the quail pattern, one on each side of the quail so that when you stand up the quail it is resting on feet and tail. (See picture.)

4. Glue the feather plume to the head and then glue the head closed. Leave the rest of the pattern open.

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Play "Keep the Birds in the Air" Balloon Game

Instead of taping wings to the balloon, just draw the wings on to the sides. Have the children form two lines facing each other. Give every two students a balloon and have them hit it back and forth. See which team can keep the balloon up the longest. Or you can have the whole class play at once with everyone trying to keep the balloon up. If you have a large class you can play with more than one balloon at a time depending on how big you class is.

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Walking Quail Paper Plate Quail Craft

Quail paper plate craft

What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

small paper plate

feather

colored pencils

scissors, brass fasteners

and glue or tape

How to Make the Quail Craft:

1. Print out the pattern onto card stock and cut out the body parts. (A Printable Pattern is available to members.)

2. Fold the small paper plate in half.

3. Punch holes in the wing patterns and attach them to the paper plate with the brass fasteners. Punch a hole in the leg pattern and place it on the brass fastener that attaches one of the wings.

4. Glue the feather plume to one of the head patterns and then glue the head patterns onto the paper plate as shown in the picture. Glue one to the front and one to the back matching them up.

5. Glue a feather to the paper plate for the quail's tail.

6. Glue the edges of the paper plate together at the neck and tail, but leave the rest open so that the legs can move freely.

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Catch Flying Birds

If you have butterfly nets, you can have the children try to catch the balloon with the nets.

 

 

Play a Relay Game with the Balloon Birds

Before class make some bird catchers. Staple plastic or Styrofoam bowls on to the end of a paint stick or rolled up pieces of newspapers. Have the children line up into teams. Give each team a bird catcher and a bird. Have them place the bird in the bowl. On the word go the children should carry the bird in the catcher to the other end of the room around a chair and back to the start line, and then give the catcher with the bird in it to the next team member. The next team member does the same thing until all the team members have had a turn. The team that finishes first wins. If the bird falls while a child is walking, he should stop and pick it up. He cannot travel until the bird is in the catcher.

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Play a Bible Verse Review Game

Before class print out the Quail Patterns and make a copy. Write one word of the Bible verse on each quail plus the Bible reference, color them and cut them out. In class hide the quail around the room. Have the children look for them and bring them to you as they find them. See if they can figure out the correct order of the words. (These patterns can also be used as a craft. The children can use the quail at home to review their Bible verse. Or you can put them in the "thankful quail" so that it looks like she is holding them.

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Picking Up Manna

You will need a large bowl, a large spoon, cotton balls, and a blindfold. Tell your children that they are going to pretend to be Israelites, but they are blind. Place the large bowl out in front of one of the students, and place the cotton balls "manna" around the bowl. Hand the spoon to the child and put a blindfold over his eyes. On the word "go" he should try to pick up as many cotton balls with the spoon as he can and place them in the bowl. He may not feel for the cotton balls with his hands. Give each child a turn and see who can pick up the most cotton balls in a certain amount of time.

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Play a Board Game to Review the Lesson and Study the Bible Verse

Moses Printable Board Game for Sunday School www.daniellesplace.com

 

Before class prepare the Board Game using 20" x 30" foam core board. Each color represents a different day of the week.

Before you start point out the pictures in the center of the board.

See if your children can figure out what each picture represents. Tell them that each pictures represents something that God did for the Israelites.

Remind your children that instead of complaining about the manna, the Israelites should have been thanking God for everything he had done, and was doing for them.

Also point out the seven different colors of spaces and tell them that each color represents a different day of the week. Explain that the Israelites had to go out each morning and pick up manna to make the food they would eat that day. Show them the last set of spaces and tell them that each space in this set has the word "rest" on it because that was the Sabbath and the Israelites could not pick up manna that day. They had to pick up twice as much the day before.

Show them the manna you cut out and point out that each piece has a word from the memory verse. Go over the memory verse pointing out each word. Place all the manna words in the middle of the board.

Children will start at the first day of the week and take turns throwing a die and moving the correct amount of spaces. If they land on a word, they should find the word on one of the manna pieces in the middle of the board. If they land on a space that says, "Eat 1 or 2", they must put one or two pieces of manna back in the middle of the board. If they don't have any pieces, they don't have to do anything.

You can play two ways: One, the child who spells out the whole Bible verse first with their manna wins. Two, the child who collects the most manna after going around the board once or twice wins.

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Play a Match Game to Review the Story

Sunday School Bible Craft Moses Match Game from www.daniellesplace.com

Print out the Match Game Cards (make two copies) onto card stock and cut them apart. Show your children the cards and ask if they can guess which part of the story each picture represents and then play a match game with the cards.

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