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

Parsha Beshalach

Parsha Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח “When he sent”

Torah portion: Shemot/Exodus 13:17-17:16
Haphtarah (concluding portion): Judges 4:4-5:31
Brit Chadasha (New Testament): Revelation 19:1-20:6

Did you know: Beshalach is the 4th parsha [portion] of sefer [scroll of/book of] Shemot?

Culinary Arts: Want to make homemade “manna” bread? Here is a recipe that starts with sprouting and ends up with a healthy loaf of bread baked from an ancient recipe.

History Bite: Want to see some pics of the chariot wheels that were found at the bottom of the Red Sea? Here is some archaeological evidence that proves what our parsha says this week is true.

Quick Science: Read this short science article for kids about the Marah tree and the bitter waters. Want to know how YHVH changes the bitter waters sweet? CLICK HERE.

Music & Dance: This week, we will learn (or review if we already know) the Horse and Rider song which is written based on the “song of Moses” in this week’s parsha (Exodus/Shemot 15:1-21). This song is traditionally sung as part of the Pesach (Passover) Seder (order). You will find the lyrics in your Pesach Haggadah (Passover Telling). If you need a Pesach Haggadah that is written for Messianic Families, you can download one FREE from Restoring the Way by clicking HERE. If you are a guitar player, you can learn how to play this song using this YouTube tutorial. If you want to learn to DAVIDIC DANCE to this song, follow this YouTube link. If you would like to hear a modern re-make of this song, this one is a nice contemporary Christian worship tune on YouTube.

Recommended Reading: COMING OUT OF EGYPT: A first Passover story for Children, retold from the perspective of one of the first gentile converts to the Mosaic covenant- an Egyptian boy. Ready for a different kind of Passover story? Great for most people of faith, join an Egyptian boy as the plagues begin to decimate his land and his family’s livelihood. He discovers first hand the mighty power of the God of the Hebrews which radically changes the way he perceives his own religion and learns to see them as more than just slaves. A story about prejudice, friendship, faith and freedom. Written by Messianic children’s author Melody Manwell. 63 pages. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY 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