Children’s Devotion Time: Midwives in Egypt

Children’s Devotion Time:  October 13, 2019

This fall we are using Illustrated Children’s Ministry Compassion Family Devotions to guide our time together. You can purchase a copy for your group here:

1.  Large Group Story:  Read the story out loud with the group, taking time to look at the pictures in the leaflet as you go. (Use Story Time from “Shiphrah and Puah’s Courage” pg. 19 and pictures on pg. 21-23)

2.  Large Group Song:  Saved By Grace (chords: DAGA) Sing the song together.

Sa-a-a-a-a-a-aved by grace (woo hoo, hoo, hoo)
Throo-oo-oo-ough our faith (through our faith, yeah!)

Sa-a-a-a-a-a-aved by grace (woo hoo, hoo, hoo)
Throo-oo-oo-ough our faith (through our faith, yeah!)

G-R-A-C-E e,
we will worship you faithfully e,
we will live eterna-na-nally.
What a life for you and me!

Sa-a-a-a-a-a-aved by grace (woo hoo, hoo, hoo)
Throo-oo-oo-ough our faith (through our faith, yeah!)

Sa-a-a-a-a-a-aved by grace (woo hoo, hoo, hoo)
Throo-oo-oo-ough our faith (through our faith, yeah!)

3.  Leaflet in pairs:  Work in pairs on the activities on the back of the leaflet. (Use Imagining Together from page 19-20 and pictures from pg. 21-23)

4.  Craft Project:  As the pairs finish their work, invite them to work on the craft project.

CRAFT PROJECT—Woven Baby Baskets

For this craft, I was inspired by this recycled plastic bottle weaving craft:  https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/weaving-for-kids-a-recycled-plastic-bottle-craft/

You can learn how to make the t-shirt yarn used in this project here:  https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/how-to-make-t-shirt-yarn/

I wanted to make a basket instead of a pencil cup for this craft, so I went to the dollar store, and found a single serve Rice-A-Roni container that was the right size and shape.  One of the flavors was on sale for $1, so that’s the one I chose.  Remove the top and contents, wipe out the container, remove the label, and then follow the instructions from the first post, above.

As you weave, remind them about the story they just learned, and then tell them about how the story leads to Moses.  After Pharaoh ordered the babies thrown into the river, Moses’ mother kept her son safe and hidden in a basket until he was too big to hide.  Then, she put him in the river in the basket, and a princess found him and raised him as her own.  Many people worked to keep the babies safe in that time.

When you have finished weaving, add something soft for the baby to lay in (we used fleece scraps left over from another project), and add a baby (you could use a mini doll or a wooden doll, as shown in the picture).

5.  Large Group Prayer:  Use the provided prayer in a repeat-after-me fashion.

Dear God, thank you for the story
of the midwives in Egypt
and the way that they helped the babies
and moms who were in trouble.
Help us to have compassion
for those who need our help. Amen.