The parts of Moses life that we covered were: Moses as a baby, The Burning Bush, The 10 Plagues, The Passover, Crossing the Red Sea, Manna in the Wilderness, The 10 Commandments, The Bronze Serpent, and Moses’ death.
After each morning Bible story we did projects, tie-dying T-shirts and craft activities. Because we had so many kids we set up different craft stations around the school and rotated the groups around to different activities each day. Some of the craft stations we did with the kids were: friendship bracelets, playdough and bubbles, kite making, painting, colouring, snakes and ladders, finger painting, straw and string necklaces, origami etc.
Lunch was prepared each day by our local sisters and ready for the children to eat by 12. It consisted of rice and “Manna Packs” which is a nutritional supplement that the kids also have every day while at school.
Every afternoon following the second Bible Story we ran a different activity:
On Wednesday we held a sports and games afternoon. Dave made the mistake of thinking he was still young and played bare foot soccer at the end of the day with the older kids. His feet were swollen and sore for the next week and still haven’t fully recovered yet over a month later!
On Thursday we made Billy Carts. The sheer joy and excitement of the kids and adults alike when getting pushed around and having races on the Billy Carts was amazing to witness – they had never done anything like that before and the Carts were in high demand for the rest of the camp!
On Friday afternoon and evening we retold and “re-enacted” the events of the Passover. With the help of the local brothers, we had sourced two goats for the occasion (there are no sheep in Vanuatu.) The bravest of the kids (which interestingly happened to be all of them!) were invited to head out with the local brothers to kill and prepare the goats for the evening meal. We held the Passover meal in
the evening and quite a lot of the local villagers turned up for the experience which consisted of the goat meat, unleavened bread and some Tanna soup.