Parsha Yitro

Parsha Yitroיִתְרוֹ “Jethro”

Torah portion: Shemot/Exodus 18:1-20:23
Haphtarah (concluding portion): Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:6-7
Brit Chadasha (New Testament): Matthew 5:8-20

Did you know: Yitro is the 5th parsha [portion] of sefer [scroll of/book of] Shemot?

Art: This week, you can work on a calligraphy project. Here is a helpful website to get you started. I recommend transcribing the Ten Commandments with calligraphy this week. If you can do it on a sheet of white paper (regular copy paper) you can frame it for display. Don’t worry about using expensive calligraphy pens. Just use a regular set of markers. Some cheap markers do come in chisel tip but this is not necessary. Just practice forming the letters properly and neatly this week. Peruse your local dollar store for a certificate frame. You can embellish the frame by using these ideas or coming up with your own ideas.

Quick Science: This week, we read about thunder and lightning. Did you ever wonder how thunder and lightning form in the atmosphere? Well, you can read all about it and complete this FREE thematic lesson pack. You can even make homemade lightning here.

Health Minute: Before they could approach Mount Sinai, the people of Israel had to wash up. Research the importance of hand-washing from a medical standpoint. Make a PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS sign for the kitchen and bathrooms of your home.

Fun Craft: YHVH wants us to have clean hands and a pure heart. Make these “Boo Boo Bunnies” and attach a tag to them with the verse from Psalm (Tehillim) 24:4. You can give them as gifts or just display them around the house near sinks as a reminder to wash your hands.

Recommended Reading: You can read about Shavuot here.

Bible and Hebrew Language: Click through the links below to find lots of resources from Restoring the Way Ministries to enhance your homeschool lessons.

Restoring the Way Materials:
MessiShul Parsha Lapbook Curriculum: Shemot
Preschool Adventure Series homeschool curriculum
Messianic Weekly (Kids) Volume 1: Shemot
Messianic Weekly (Kids) Volume 2 [subscription $1.99/wk] Messianic Weekly (Teens) Volume 1: Shemot
Messianic Weekly (Teens) Volume 2 [subscription $1.99/wk] Parsha for Preschool Volume 1
Parsha for Preschool Volume 2 [subscription $1.99/wk] Hebrew Handwriting Primer
Hebrew Handwriting With the Parsha Names
Noah’s Noodles Parsha Cookbook for Kids

Don’t forget to visit our friends & ministry partners:
Petah Tikvah
Heart of Wisdom
Hebraic Roots Network
Holy Language Institute

Julie Allen