I am trying to incorporate more Bible connections into the themes we're covering this year.
We played a matching game by sorting the Bible character according to the type of transportation used. I made a 3 by 3 grid and wrote in each box a method of transportation: ark, boat, camel, chariot, donkey, marching, whale/big fish, walking, walking on water. Then I read off the list of Biblical characters and had Gracie tell me what kind of transportation they used. And yes, a lot of people walked in Biblical times, let me tell you! Some are just a little more associated with that mode of travel. Gracie was unfamiliar with several of these stories, so it was a great opportunity to read them to her.
Walking on water
- Balaam: donkey
- The disciples: boat, walking (especially on the road to Emmaus)
- Egyptians: chariots (pursuing the Israelites)
- Israelites: walking (wandering in the wilderness)
- Jesus: walking on water, boat, donkey (entering Jerusalem)
- Jonah: big fish/whale
- Joseph (with the coat of many colors): camel (with the caravan to Egypt)
- Joshua: marching (around Jericho)
- Mary: donkey
- Noah: ark
- Paul: boat (to Rome)
- Philip and the Ethiopian: chariot
- Wise men: camels (not Biblical that I could find, but traditional)
I'd like to also have a memory verse that goes along with our theme, but that isn't too "out there." Judges 5:10 is nice and all, but not quite memory verse material for a 5-year-old! I'll try again with the next theme!