Israelite Experience Bamidbar

This week in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursery and Kindergarten) we focused our play on one piece of text about an experience that the Israelites had בַּמִּדְבָּר (Bamidbar), between their old home and their new home. The text comes from שמות (Shemot- Exodus) 16 in the תורה (Torah).


In these dramatic play photos, the children imagined that they were Israelites, including Moshe (the Italicized captions included are the words from the text that match the photos).

In the evening, quails* came up and covered the camp; and in the morning, there was a layer of dew around the camp.


manna10 And when the dew went up (evaporated), there was on the surface of the מִּדְבָּר (midbar) a fine, flake-like thing…



manna1When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?”(מָ֣ן ה֔וּא) For they did not know what it was.

manna8And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.”

The children imagined what happened right after Moshe explained what the bread was and where it came from:

manna9Some Children imagined that, “The Israelites tasted the bread”.

manna11“The Israelites were happy to get more food because maybe they run out of food”!

manna12“The Israelites collected the bread. They saved some for later and ate some right away.”

Some children also built the new text in blocks, including details such as, quails, dew, fine-flake like things/bread and what the Israelite “camp” looked like.





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.