We reviewed the time when God spoke to Moses from a burning bush, and made miniature burning bushes. We did an experiment using water and cinnamon to imitate the separation of the red sea for the Israelites to cross on dry land. We watched a the Bible story video about the Egyptian plagues, the Passover, and the crossing of the red sea.
Our group went a little buggy as we watched video clips of gnats, flies, and locusts. We learned a wealth of information from Dr. Mark Janowiecki, of New Orleans Mosquito Control. His power point was colorful and his manner really kept the children engaged.
Mark brought a display case containing preserved bugs for the children to observe.
Our speaker brought bookmarks and plastic insects for the club members. I warned the parents in car pool line that they might find some extra bugs around the house that evening.
Several live bugs were available for us to learn about and hold.
The club members love to name the creatures who visit our club. This lanky creature is our speaker's pet. He allowed the children to name it "Green Bean".
In addition to the insect petting experience the children had leisure time to visit with one another and form friendships while playing in the various centers in the club room. I noticed that they incorporated the plastic insects into their other activities.