We finished up a study of the tabernacle today by building our own model of it while we read the instructions that God gave the Israelites in Exodus. I had been dreading this project because of the supplies I needed to gather and the mess that was sure to break out in my house if I had done it the "KONOS" way. Lately I am a big chicken when it comes to messy projects that are done indoors. Especially since my kids are doing most of the projects on their own now - and as of yet have not become really good at picking up their school messes without me having to badger them constantly.
My friend Tami told me about a PAPER MODEL of the tabernacle that we could cut out and glue or tape together while we read the story. I was sold. It made my week-long project a two hour project and is light, portable, and can be re-used for Sunday School class!
To go along with this project, I highly recommend the devotionals on the following site:
The Tabernacle Place
...And if your kids love a good family read-aloud, click my Vision Forum Affiliate button up there and buy yourself a copy of "For the Temple" by G. A. Henty. My kids and I are loving this book - even Dad likes it!
Not only did we build the groovy paper tabernacle, but we also enjoyed the tabernacle worksheets Tami told us about also. We will probably continue the worksheets for a while as we finish the last few activities for this unit this week. Next up is the States and Regions Unit by KONOS that covers all of the United States and ends in the Civil War. We'll be doing that for the rest of the school year, most likely. I think we are going to start on that either this week or next after some planning.
By the way, we had a SUPER school day (started with a super prayer to a SUPER GOD). Our new schedule is working great - thanks to the Lord's help. I even had time to cook a hot lunch and a Mid-Eastern dinner. I hung and put away all my laundry, too.
Here's hoping tomorrow we can have an even more blessed day. I know that the kids are both really encouraged... they told my mom tonight that this was the best school day this year. Of course, I think they were exaggerating a bit... but I sure like to hear stuff like that. Especially in front of Grandma.
Other Quick Links
3-D Bible Tabernacle Online
Bibleplaces.com Tabernacle Model Photos
Another KONOS Mom tours a tabernacle model with her kids
Printable Tabernacle Sunday School Lesson Plan
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