I am preparing for talking about the plagues that lead up to passover. These are simply my notes.
- Water into blood; 7:14-25 (Magicians reproduced this plague)
- Frogs; 8:1-15 (Magicians reproduced this plague)
- Gnats or lice; 8:16-19 (Magicians could not reproduce this plague and admitted it was by the hand of God)
- Flies; 8:20-32 (God made a distinction between His people and Egypt, no flies in Goshen. Pharaoh almost gives in.)
- Livestock die; 9:1-7 (God made a distinction between His people and Egypt, no Israelite livestock dies.)
- Boils/sores; 8:8-12 (Magicians couldn't even stand)
- Hail; 9:13-35 (God tells Pharaoh how to protect His people from this plague. Some servants fear God, some don't. No hail in Goshen. Pharaoh admits he has sinned.)
- Locusts; 10:1-20
- Darkness; 10:21-29
- Death of the firstborn; 12:29
I found a site years ago that showed a mom who had an activity for each plague. I did most of them last year and at least I thought it was fun! Go here to see what she did for Passover. Here is what I used:
- Blood - red food coloring in anything with water (toilet, water bottle), wonder if red egg dye could be put in faucets so water coming out of it was red?
- Frogs - plastic frogs placed all over, even in food
- Gnats or lice - rice (messy, but fun anyway)
- Flies - plastic flies everywhere
- Livestock die - stuffed and plastic animals everywhere on floors
- Boils/sores - the stickers you put on 3 hole punch holes to strengthen them (look like donuts) on dolls, parents and sleeping kids if you can
- Hail - practice golf balls, throw lots of them around the room (cotton balls make good snowballs, a possible alternative)
- Locusts - can't remember what I did! Maybe plastic grasshoppers?
- Darkness - blindfolds, night activities
- Death of the firstborn - not an appropriate plague to act out really
I try to do these over the 10 days before Passover. The original plagues actually took much longer, with days between some of them, but that doesn't seem important.