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Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

Drama Workshop 

Summary of Lesson Activities:

In obedience to unusual instructions from God, the Israelites cross the River Jordan and march around Jericho before the "walls come tumbling down" in this noisy creative dramatics exercise. 

Scripture Reference:

Joshua 1 - 6

Lesson Objectives:
At the end of the session, the students will be able to

  • find the book of Joshua in the Old Testament using the table of contents.
  • connect this story of the Israelites wandering in the wilderness to the story of the Exodus from Egypt.
  • know who Joshua is and that he was chosen by God to be the leader of the Israelites after Moses.
  • relate the story of the fall of Jericho.
  • understand the Israelite's trust in one true God who keeps His promises to His people.
  • know that God asks us to be obedient servants and to do what is right (even when people make fun of us).


Background comments on the story:

  • The story emphasizes that the Israelites' success in crossing the river and taking the city are entirely God's doing (signified by the Ark's presence).
  • Read Numbers 27: 12-23 for background on the selection of Joshua. See Numbers 13 for another spying expedition across the Jordan.
  • The repetition in the story, particularly in the crossing of the river, indicates that parts of stories from two slightly differing traditions have been combined (for example, the placement of the circle of stones differs in 4:8 and 4:9).
  • The celebration of the Passover (5:10) as well as the memorial set up in Gilgal underline the importance of telling the children the stories of God's mighty acts (4: 21-24). (Part of the Passover tradition is the youngest child asking, "Why is this night special?")
  • Note that God provided exactly as much manna as was needed. As soon as the Israelites began to eat the food grown in Canaan, the manna stopped (Joshua 5:11-12; see also Exodus 16: 15-18).
  • An interesting fact: Rahab (who helped the spies and was saved when Jericho was destroyed) was an ancestor of Joseph, who married Mary, the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1).

Supplies List:

  • Bible-time costumes
  • Ark of the Covenant (spray paint a box with gold paint, use wire or pipe cleaners to attach dowels for carrying rods)
  • trumpets (use party noise makers or make kazoos with wax paper, rubber bands, and toilet tissue rolls)
  • blocks for walls (use boxes, buy blocks, or collect Chubs baby-wipes boxes)
  • benches for Rahab's house on wall
  • red ribbon
  • Jordan river drawn on large roll paper taped to floor
  • stones in river (grocery bags stuffed with newspaper).


Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Gather the materials.
  • Draw/color Jordan river on large paper on floor, make kazoos (decorate toilet tissue roll with markers and rubber band a piece of wax paper over one end; hum into the other end)
  • make 12 stones out of paper grocery bags stuffed with newspapers, stack blocks for walls.


Books for sharing before and after class: 

  • Look for illustrated children's story Bibles that include this story, such as
  • Hartman, Bob. The Lion Storyteller Bible. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Lion Publishing, 1995.
  • Turner, Philip. The Bible Story. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.


Lesson 

Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

  • Open with prayer.

  •  

Dig-Main Content and Reflection:

  • Tell the story (see the following adaptation).
  • Read the scripture: Joshua 6:1-25
  • Discuss before acting out the story:

*Characters: Joshua, Rahab, two spies, king's men, angel, Israelite army, priests, people of Jericho 

*If the younger children ask about Rahab, it should be sufficient to explain that a prostitute is a woman who entertains men. 

*Where did story take place: crossing the Jordan River, Gilgal, around walled city of Jericho, Jericho. 

*How would you feel if you were: Rahab when she realized who the people who came to her house were, Joshua when he was told he was standing on Holy Ground, Joshua when he heard God's instructions, Israelites when they heard God's instructions, people in Jericho when Israelites were marching around? 

*Outline story highlights and how best to portray them; discuss where in room different scenes will take place. 

Warm-up exercises:

  • Everyone mime: stepping into the cold River Jordan while carrying the Ark of the Covenant, climbing out of a window and down rope, blowing trumpets, watching walls come tumbling down.
  • A volunteer (or the teacher) is Joshua, and must explain to the Israelites what the "plan of attack" is. The other students are the Israelites and ask questions about the plan and comment on its absurdity and suggest alternatives.
  • Have a volunteer be a guard on the Jericho city wall, reporting to the rest of the guards what happened during his watch (Israelites marched around once without attacking). The other students are his coworkers and ask questions about what he saw and speculate about what the reason for this strange action may be.


Assign parts and act out story one scene at a time (you may want to reassign parts for each scene so more people can be Joshua). Have fun walking around the wall of blocks six times quietly — except for the priests blowing their horns (playing kazoos). Consider turning the lights on and off between circuits to show the passage of time rather than returning to "camp." Have the students march around seven more times on the seventh "day" before shouting and knocking over the block wall. A few students can be the residents of Jericho, and laugh at the silent walkers. Discuss other things that can be added to drama, and if time permits, reassign parts and act it out again.

Pulling it all together (closing discussion):

  • What do you think the Israelites shouted before the walls tumbled? (Joshua 6:5, 20) Do you think the walls would have fallen if they had not followed the instructions?

  • Have you ever been asked to do something that seemed silly or pointless but turned out to be a good thing to do?

  • Are we, as Christians, asked to do some things that don't make sense to the rest of the world?

  • Has anyone ever made fun of you for doing what you thought was the right thing? How did you feel? What did you do?

Closing: 

In chapter 24, Joshua speaks to the people and urges them to remain faithful to God in all things. Joshua 24:14-16 reminds us that we, too, must decide whom we will serve. 

Now then,' Joshua continued, ‘honor the Lord and serve Him sincerely and faithfully. Get rid of the gods which your ancestors used to worship in Mesopotamia and in Egypt, and serve only the Lord. If you are not willing to serve Him, decide today whom you will serve, the gods your ancestors worshiped in Mesopotamia or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are now living. As for my family and me, we will serve the Lord.'

Lord, help us to be faithful to you in all things. Give us the strength and wisdom to trust you, even when the way is difficult or unusual. Help us to be mindful of your leadership, of your presence, of your strength that gives us courage to do what is right. Help us to serve you and do your will in all things. Amen. 


Joshua and the Battle of Jericho 

adapted from Joshua 1-6, Today's English Version
Now, you remember that with God's help, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, across the Red Sea, and into the wilderness. For forty years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness. Moses grew old, and Joshua, son of Nun, was chosen to be Moses' successor and lead the Israelites.

After Moses died, the Lord spoke to Joshua, "Get ready now, you and the people of Israel, to cross the River Jordan into the land that I am giving you. Joshua, no one will be able to defeat you as long as you live. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will always be with you."

Joshua ordered the leaders of the twelve tribes to go through the camp to tell the people: "Get ready, for soon we are going to cross the River Jordan to occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you."

Then Joshua sent two spies to secretly explore the land of Canaan, especially the city of Jericho. When they came to the city, they went to stay in the house of a prostitute named Rahab. The king of Jericho heard there were Israelite spies in town. He sent word to Rahab: "The men in your house are spies. Send them out!"

She replied, "Some men did come to my house, but I don't know where they were from. They left before the city gate closed at sundown. If you hurry, maybe you can catch them." (Now, Rahab had actually hidden the two men on the roof of her house.) The king's men hurried off to look for the spies.

Rahab went to the spies. "I know that the Lord has given you this land. Everyone in this country is terrified of you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the Red Sea. We were afraid as soon as we heard how you killed other kings east of the Jordan. The Lord your God is God in heaven above and here on earth. Now swear by Him that you will treat my family as kindly as I have treated you. Don't let us be killed!"

The men said to her, "May God take our lives if we don't do as we say. We will treat you well."

Rahab lived in a house built into the city wall, so she let the men down from the window by a rope. The men said to her, "We will keep the promise that you have made us give, as long as you don't tell anyone what we have been doing. This is what you must do: Get your family together in your house. When we invade your land, tie this red cord to your window. No one in your home will be harmed."

The spies went into the hills and hid. The king's men looked all over, but did not find them. After three days, the spies returned to Joshua and reported everything they learned: "We are sure that the Lord has given us the whole country. All the people there are terrified of us!"

Early the next morning Joshua and all the people of Israel left their camp, and went to the bank of the River Jordan. There they camped, waiting for the command to cross the river into the Promised Land.

The Lord spoke to Joshua: "Tell the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant that when they reach the river, they must wade in and stand near the bank."

The Israelites packed their tents and their belongings. They gathered their children and herds. The priests went ahead of them, carrying the Ark of the Covenant. The priests stepped into the cold water of the River Jordan.

The Israelite nation, gathered on the bank of the River Jordan, watched as the water stopped! There was no water coming down the River Jordan. It began to pile up; some say it was piled three hundred miles high! The people were in awe. Now they knew for certain that God was with Joshua as He had been with Moses.

And so the people walked across the River Jordan on dry ground. No mud! The priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant stood on dry ground in the middle of the river while the entire nation crossed over the River Jordan.

The Lord said to Joshua: "Call twelve men, one from each tribe. Command them to take twelve stones out of the River Jordan, from the very place where the priests are standing with the Ark of the Covenant. Tell them to carry the stones with them and to put them down where you camp tonight. These stones will always remind the people of Israel of what happened here."

The twelve men did as Joshua ordered. Each took up a stone from the riverbed near the feet of the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant. Those stones were carried to the camping place, and arranged there. That place was named Gilgal, which means "circle of stones."

When all the people were across the river, the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant followed them out of the river. When the priests' feet touched the riverbank, there was a great roar as the water began flowing once more.

Now, you must realize that although the Israelites were safely across the River Jordan and in the Promised Land, they were not able to call it home yet. The first obstacle loomed above them there on the banks of the Jordan: the great walled city of Jericho.

One day, while they were camped at Gilgal, Joshua saw a man standing in front of him, holding a sword. "Are you one of our soldiers, or the enemy?"

"Neither," the man answered. "I am here as the commander of the Lord's army."

Joshua threw himself on the ground in worship and said, "I am your servant, sir. What do you want me to do?"

"Take your sandals off. You are standing on holy ground." Joshua did as he was told. "I am putting Jericho into your hands. You and your soldiers are to march around the city once a day for six days. Seven priests, each sounding a trumpet, are to go in front of the Ark of the Covenant. On the seventh day you and your soldiers are to march around the city seven times while the priests blow the trumpets. Then they are to sound one long note. As soon as you hear it, all the men are to give a loud shout, and the city walls will collapse. Then the whole army will go straight into the city."


So Joshua called the priests and told them to carry the Ark of the Covenant around the city. And he ordered the soldiers to march quietly in front of and behind the Ark. They did this one time and then returned to camp.


Early the next morning, they did the same thing. They did this for six days. On the seventh day, they marched around the city the same way, seven times. After the seventh time around, Joshua gave the command and the men shouted and the walls collapsed. The soldiers captured the city and spared Rahab and her family.


So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame spread though the whole country.


TIPS FOR TELLING Joshua and the Battle of Jericho:
Read the story in several translations of the Bible and Bible storybooks to see other ways to tell it. Try to visualize the action, and then describe what you see in your own words.

This is an exciting and dramatic adventure story. Tell it with amazement and excitement. (The part about the spies can be quiet and confidential.)

Bring the story to life with your movements and emotions as well as the words. Carry the Ark, step in the cold river, lift the stones for Gilgal, march, blow a trumpet, watch in amazement as the walls fall.

If you cannot learn this story by heart (to tell it in your own words), read and reread it until you are very comfortable with it. Then you will be able to look up and make eye contact and interact with your listeners, which will help bring the story to life for them. (Consider making your "cheat sheet" copy of the script into a scroll.)


 

A lesson written by Amy Crane (amycrane@hotmail.com) for Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
Tampa, Florida.
 

Copyright 1998 Amy Crane. Permission granted to freely distribute and use, provided the copyright message is included.

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Joshua Script

Posted by rotation.org member Abby R.
North Boulevard Church of Christ
Murfreesboro, TN

STOMP - Marching Around Jericho

Characters:
  • Narrator
  • Joshua
  • Israelites
  • Priests

Props:
  • Bible costumes
  • Ark of the Covenant
  • Painted moving boxes to be the walls around Jericho
  • Seven rams’ horns (for the priests)

Setting:
 
The Israelites have marched around the walls of Jericho for six days. On this, the seventh day, they prepare to march seven times. This show involves a rhythmic marching routine (like the Broadway show STOMP) that takes place as they circle the city. As the story opens, the Israelites are sitting and standing in groups, on one side of the stage, talking quietly and getting ready to depart for Jericho. The walls are set up on the other side.
 

Script:

NARRATOR: Several days ago, the commander of the army of the LORD came to Joshua delivering instructions about how to defeat Jericho. He said, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in."

NARRATOR: Now it is the seventh day. They got up at daybreak. It is time to march…

(Israelites line up with Joshua first, then the fighting men. Next come the priests and the ark, followed by more fighting men.)

(The Israelites begin their marching rhythm when Joshua gives the signal. He should also keep track of the number of times they march around so that the priests know when to blow their horns.)

NARRATOR: The Israelites marched around the city seven times and on the seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people to shout.

JOSHUA: Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!

(Priests blow the trumpets and the people shout.)

NARRATOR: When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.

(Someone behind the “wall” should knock the boxes down.)

(Everyone exits the stage but the narrator and Joshua. Joshua kneels in prayer center stage.)

NARRATOR: So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land.

Jericho Props (this REALLY works!!!)

 

Originally posted by member EllenK

 

The idea: Kids are given a basket of items they must turn into props to retell the story.



Have two laundry baskets each with the following things in them:

 

  • Multiple pairs of sunglasses
  • Toy musical instruments
  • Blue towel
  • White sheet
  • 12 pieces of newspaper
  • Piece of paper with 10 Commandments written on it
  • Assortment of hats


Print the highlights of the story of Joshua on a flip chart. Tell them what they'll be doing with the baskets of "prop materials." 

 

Then, read the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho with your students, including God’s call of Joshua and reassurance, the Ark of the Covenant, stopping of the Jordan River, the Remember stones, the spies, the marching around Jericho, and then the fall of Jericho.


Divide the class into two “teams.”

 

 

Give the teams the basket of supplies and the instructions that EVERYTHING in it must be used to CREATE PROPS to tell the story. -- How they use them is up to them.


After about 10-15 minutes of planning, have each team put on its story. It helps to have two teachers for the class; one to work with each team.

Joshua

Drama Workshop

 
Summary of Lesson Activities:
Children will perform a three act script to learn the story.

Goals/Life Application
1. Students will know that God is with us and helps us
2. Students will know what walls we build (what separates us from others)
3. Students will know that with God help we can begin to break these walls down

Leader Preparation:
1. Put together one brick for an example for the students
2. Read the background and story of Joshua 5:13 – Joshua 6:16

Supplies List:
  • 2 paper lunch bags per child
  • Enough newspaper to stuff the bag about 2/3 full
  • Stretcher or cloth to hold the bags
  • Enough copies of the play for each student and shepherd
  • Party horns (birthday party horns)
  • 3 x 5 in notecards or pieces of construction paper
  • Pen/pencil, marker or crayon for each student
  • ½ sheet of poster board for each student
  • Aluminum foil


 

Presentation
 
Opening-Welcome and Lesson introduction:
As the students gather together have 2 paper bags available for each student and each newspaper to stuff the one bag for each student.

Have the students take a bag and stuff it with newspaper till it is about 2/3 full. Have the students take the 2nd paper bag and place it over the other paper bag so the newspaper won’t follow out.

Tell them, these are going to be blocks we build to separate us from Jesus and others. We will be talking about this later in the lesson.

Dig- Main Content and Reflection:
Have the Students find the book of Joshua in their bibles. Ask the student (in 3rd to 5th grade) if Joshua is in the Old or the New Testament? Old
Tell them we are looking for Chapter 5, these are the larger numbers on the page. Now we need to find verse 13, these are the small numbers.

Tell the students that our play starts here. We will need people to play different parts:
Joshua (1), Narrator (1), Commander (1), Priests (4), Carriers (4), all the rest are the people. If you don’t have enough people to play the part, you as teacher could do the narrator’s part and shepherds could help with being carriers or Priests.
 
ACT 1

NARRATOR: As Joshua approaches the city of Jericho, he sees a man standing with a sword.

JOSHUA: Are you friend or Foe?

MAN (Commander): Neither one, I’m commander of the LORD’s army

NARRATOR: Joshua follows with his face to the ground in worship.

JOSHUA: What do you want your servant to do?

COMMANDER: Take off your sandals for this is holy ground.
 
NOTES:
 
WITH THE CLOTH PROVIDE, HAVE THE STUDENT PLACE THERE PAPER
BLOCKS OR PILLOWS ON THE CLOTH.

HAVE ABOUT FOUR STUDENTS CARRY THE CLOTH WITH ITEMS ON IT, AROUND
THE CHURCH OR UNDERCROFT

(Make it lighter for second graders and heavier for older grades – this can be done
by adding pillows to the cloth they will carry)
 
Act 2

NARRATOR: The gates of Jericho are tightly shut because people were afraid of the Israelites

LORD (to Joshua): I have given you Jericho, its kings and all its mighty warriors.
Your entire army is to march around the city once a day for six days.
On the seventh day, you are to march around the city seven times, with the priest blowing their horns.
After the priest give one loud blast, have the people shout.

JOSHUA (calling the priests together): Take up the Ark of the Covenant and assign seven priests to walk in front of it, each carrying a horn

JOSHUA (to all the people): March around the city and the armed men will lead the way in front of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD.

NARRATOR: After Joshua spoke to the people, the seven priests with rams horns, started marching in the presence of the LORD, blowing horns as they marched. The priests followed behind carrying the Ark of the LORD’s covenant. Armed men marched both in front of the priests
and behind the Ark, while the priest keep blowing there horns.
 
NOTE: HAVE FOUR STUDENTS BE THE PRIESTS, TWO IN FRONT OF THE ARK AND
TWO IN BACK.  HAVE THEM BLOW THEIR PARTY HORNS
 
JOSHUA (to the people): Do not shout, do not even talk. Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout, then Shout.


NARRATOR: So the Ark of the Covenant was carried around the city once that day and everyone returned to spend the night in camp.  Joshua got up early the next morning, and the priests again carried the Ark of the LORD. The seven priests with the rams’ horns marched in front of the Ark of the LORD, blowing their horns. Armed guards marched both in front of the priests with the horns and behind the Ark of the LORD. All this time the priests were sounding their horns. On the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They followed this pattern for six days.
NOTES:

HAVE STUDENT MARCH AROUND THE CHURCH (IF POSSIBLE) OR THE
UNDERCROFT ONCE.
 
HAVE FOUR STUDENTS BE THE PRIESTS, TWO IN FRONT OF THE ARK
AND TWO IN BACK.
 
HAVE THEM BLOW THEIR PARTY HORNS (OR 2 STUDENTS, ONE IN BACK
& ONE IN FRONT)
 
Act 3

NARRATOR: On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the city as they had done before. But this time they went around the city seven times. The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns

NOTES:
 
HAVE STUDENT MARCH AROUND THE CHURCH (IF POSSIBLE) OR THE
UNDERCROFT SEVEN TIMES
 
HAVE FOUR STUDENTS BE THE PRIESTS, TWO IN FRONT OF THE ARK AND
TWO IN BACK.
 
HAVE THEM BLOW THEIR PARTY HORNS
 
JOSHUA: (to everyone) Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!
NOTE: HAVE THE STUDENT SHOUT - THE LORD HAS GIVEN YOU THE CITY!
 
Follow-up Questions:

  1. What is the first thing the LORD says to Joshua about the city of Jericho? I have given you the city.
  2. How could God give them the city before they went to war? (Basically God can do anything is the answer we are trying to arrive at)
  3. Have the student open their bibles to First John 3:8 (1 John), tell the student that there are 4 books of John in the New Testament. The first is the gospel of John, and near the end 3 books of John called first John, second John & third John.
a. According to this verse, who do we belong to if we keep on sinning? The Devil
b. Who came to destroy the devil? God

i. What was the name used for God when, God came to destroy the devil? Jesus
ii. How did he destroy the devil? Died on a cross & rose on the 3rd day
iii. How did this destroy on sin? The devil tempts us to keep sinning
iv. Why do we stop sinning? We remember we belong to God
 
Reflection:

Tell the students when we do things that God doesn’t want us to do, we are sinning. These are like bricks we made with the paper bags. These bricks when put together with many other bricks or wrong things can form a wall. When a wall is formed we are blocked off by the bricks or wrong things from God and from other people.

What things do we do that separate us from other people? (Call names, cliquishness, ignore them, talk behind their backs)

Write these wrongs one half of the note cards or piece of construction paper. Put a cracked line down diagonally on the card or paper and on that side have the Children now think of an action they can take to remove the brick the brick (tear down the wall); if we call someone a name, how can we:

Make them feel better?
If someone isn’t a part of our group how can we welcome them?
 
Have the student’s place the bricks on the bulletin boards that states “Breaking down our Walls”
 
ADAPTION OLDER KIDS
is to think of things that we do that separate us from other people (call names, cliquishness, ignore them, talk behind their backs, etc.) Write these on notecards or pieces of construction paper and tape them to the wall as if they are bricks making up a wall. Children are to think of an action they can take to remove each brick. Connection to the lesson: when we do these nice things, we are following God's instructions, just as Joshua followed God's instructions.

What is the first thing that God tells Joshua about the city of Jericho?

Reflection:
Give each student a half piece of poster board.
Ask each student to draw a large V shape with its point touching the center of one short side of the poster board.
See attached sheet. Give the students aluminum foil and tape so they can cover their shields with silver.
Have the students look up the follow passage and write the one verse they like best on the shield
2 Kings 19:19, 2 Chronicles 20:12, 1 Samuel 30:8, 1 Samuel 7:8
Tell the students that they can look up that verse when they feel like they are in a battle between good and bad.

Closing:

Dear God,
Sometimes we do things that set us a part from other people. Sometimes these are good things and other times they are not good. Help us to be ready for battle when it is easy to do the wrong thing. Thank you for being our shields in times of need. Amen

Blest be the Tie the binds us. Smile

 


A lesson written by rotation.org member Wendy.

 

A representative of Rotation.org reformatted this post to improve readability.

 

 

We just finished our final workshop for Joshua and the Fall of Jericho. In our drama room we tried Neil MacQueen's idea of using projected backdrops to help set the scenes. We planned for the kids to choose props (set out ahead of time) and create a tableau for each of the scenes... BUT this story is full of action, so it was really hard to get them to stay still. A video probably would have worked better! 

But still it was lots of fun. They enjoyed interacting with the projected backdrops (I just googled specific scenes and copied them onto transparencies and used an overhead projector. Lighting was a bit of an issue. Hard to get good clear pictures with the lights off. And then we had the shadows to deal with. 

Definitely not a polished performance, but it was fun and memorable. And that's what it's all about right? 

Here is the list of scenes, props and backdrops we used. We made an ark of the covenant out of a  lidded cardboard box and a Chief Priest breast plate many years ago when we studied the Tabernacle. We hung a white sheet on the blackboard behind our stage for the overhead projection. The priests blew party favor horns.

Scene

Setting (backdrop)

Characters, Props

God speaks to Joshua (our memory verse)

Palestine countryside

Joshua, poster with memory verse

Joshua sends two spies to Jericho

Walls of Jericho

2 spies, climbing walls

The king searches for the spies/Rahab hides them

Roof of house

Rahab, spies, yellow blanket, wheat, soldiers

The agreement with Rahab

Window, red cord

Rahab, 2 spies

Crossing the River Jordan

River “piled up”

Ark of Covenant, 2 priests, blue fabric water

12 Memorial stones

River bank

12 stones piled up

The Commander of the Lord’s Army

River bank, Jericho in distance

Joshua, Commander in white with sword

Marching around Jericho X 6

City of Jericho

Cardboard blocks, ark, horns, people marching

The Fall of Jericho!

Walls crumbling

Fallen blocks, people cheering

 All in all it was fun and I'd do this again, but would like to try to improve the lighting.

Jaymie

Joshua-spies

k2rahabrahab window

Carrying the Ark across the river

 

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Hi Chris,

Sorry to not respond earlier. I had my grandsons here visiting and that did NOT allow for computer time! 

I'll post the photos we used. I just googled the scenes I needed and chose the pictures that I liked the best or seemed to fit what we were going to be doing.

It was a lot of fun and very different!

Blessings,

Jaymie

 

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