Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego

Lesson 62 of our The Mystery of History Volume I text covers "Shadrach, Meschach, and Abed-Nego," also known in their Hebrew names as Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, respectively.
For our activity to remember this lesson, I decided we'd do the adorable fiery furnace craft seen at http://handsonbibleteacher.blogspot.com/2012/11/fiery.html.  For the same, you need a small Nabisco individual snack container (we chose Teddy Grahams because the contents would also be part of our snack today (see below)), some spray paint (we chose stone but you can choose a paint that is not textured and draw in bricks with a Sharpie like she did on the link) ...
 ... a battery-operated tea light, clipart of this story (printed to size), orange and yellow tissue paper, cotton balls, a brown marker, glue, tape, and scissors.
After we emptied the snack from the plastic snack container, we cleaned it out and spray painted it with our stone paint.  (It took two coats with lots of drying time in between because of the very slick surface of the container.) 
Once our paint had dried, we cut out a door from the container to serve as the opening of the furnace.  (The paint was finicky, trying to flake off on us, but we did our best.)
Then, we set the scene on our lid, with our clipart, tissue paper (cut into flames), and our tea-light.
Next, we glued cotton balls, stretched out to resemble smoke and dabbed with our brown marker to enhance the effect, onto the top of our furnace.
All together, it looked GREAT!  Maggie was so proud!
Aglow in the dark!
My sweet girl.
I saw an adorable snack idea for this story at http://www.broomandcrown.com/2013/11/update-bible-lessons.html, using a graham cracker (we used a chocolate one), chocolate pieces, marshmallows, and Teddy Grahams (basically, everything you would use for a s'more plus the Teddy Grahams for Shadrach, Meschach, and Abed-Nego).  Here is what it looked like before we microwaved it.
 Out of the microwave, we noted everything had melted except for the three characters, just like the miracle of Shadrach, Meschach, and Abed-Nego!
 We love eating our lessons!
Happy studying!

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