Joshua and the Wall – Play Through The Bible – Week 8

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Week eight of Play Through The Bible is the story of Joshua and the wall of Jericho.

If you haven’t read the introduction to this series yet I recommend going here. For all the plans in one place, go here.


Week Eight – Joshua and the Wall


Focus Point

Joshua obeyed God and the wall fell down.

Story Time Tips

  • We read “The Walls Fall Down” starting on page 102 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook and “The Wall Falls” starting on page 70 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers.
  • In the toddler Rhyme Bible Joshua isn’t mentioned by name, so if you are only reading out of that version you might want to pick one of the guys on the first page and name him Joshua.
  • Go over what Joshua and the Israelites had to do to get the wall to fall. Talk about how they obeyed God and it worked!

Activity

First, set up a wall with whatever materials you have on hand. We used couch cushions, but you could use blocks, pillows, plastic cups, etc.  Once you’ve got your walls up, re-enact the story.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

First, we walked around quietly six times…

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Then, on the seventh time we pretended to play a trumpet. (Ah Tinker-Toys.. so versatile!)

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Next is the fun part! We shouted as loud as we could…

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

and knocked the walls down!

 

Discussion

Parent: “What did Joshua have to do for the walls to fall down?”

Child: “Walk around the wall.”

Parent: “Did they walk loud or quiet at first?”

Child: “Quiet.”

Parent: “And then what did they do?”

Child: “Blew the trumpet and shouted!”

Parent: “Yep! And then the wall came down!”

Daily Craft

Day One – Joshua Coloring Page

http://www.biblewise.com/kids/fun/coloring/fall-of-jericho.php

Day Two – The Walls of Jericho

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Materials needed:

 

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

First, cut the gray paper into strips.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Then you need to cut the strips into squares… or you can have your amazing assistant do it.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

You’ll have a nice pile of squares and rectangles. You won’t need all of them though.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Then, all you need to do is glue the squares onto your paper like a wall. We used the picture from the story as an example. I let K go to town, so his wall wasn’t an exact replica – but he really enjoyed building his wall.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Day Three – Shape Trumpet

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Materials needed:

  • Any color construction paper (K chose red)
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Cut a triangle, oval, and rectangle out of the yellow paper. This is a good time to sneak in a little talk about shapes!

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

 

Glue the rectangle onto the center of the page.
Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

 

Glue the oval onto the end of the rectangle.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Glue the triangle onto the other end.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

And you’re done!

Day Four – Trumpet #2

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

Materials needed:

  • Paper towel tube
  • Markers
  • 2 liter bottle (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlersUse the markers to decorate the tube.

Play Through The Bible - A Toddler's Introduction to God's Story - 25 weeks of bible study created just for toddlers

If you want, you can stop there, as it makes a pretty nice (and simple!) trumpet as is!

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If you want to keep going, cut off the top of the 2 liter and use the hot glue gun to attach it to the tube.

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Do-do-dooooo!

 

Day Five: The Walls Can Fall Down

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Materials needed:

  • 2 cereal boxes
  • Markers
  • Scissors

 

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To prepare the craft, first break apart the boxes and cut the top and bottom flaps off. Then cut each panel in half. After I did that, I drew a quick brick pattern on the pieces.

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Next, use the markers to decorate your walls a bit.

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That’s all – grab some “Israelites” and act out the story!

 

Extra Resources

– K really loved listening to this song – Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho

– We had fun watching this Veggie Tales clip – Joshua and the Jericho Wall

 


 

I hope you enjoyed week eight of Play Through The Bible. I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #playthroughthebible on Twitter or Instagram! 

 

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7 Comments

  1. elaine wong on April 19, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    hi, i noticed some of your printable links and pics are not available anymore… any other link that i can see the pics?? it would be great to see how the craft works..

    • Liz Millay on April 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      So sorry about that! When I recently moved my site, some of the images and files did not transfer properly and I haven’t gotten them all fixed yet. I will get to work on this post as soon as possible.

      • Elaine on May 2, 2016 at 11:07 am

        Thank you so much. I’m really looking forward to see all full posts. Your lessons are very simple and yet fun too. My kid loves it so much and through role playing, they remember ?

  2. Elaine on July 15, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Possible to fix this too? Can’t see day 5 onwards. Thanks. Looking forward 😊

  3. Rebecca on February 26, 2018 at 12:12 am

    We’re on Week 8! About 9 weeks ago, the story of baby Moses came up and I quickly googled “toddler baby Moses…” and came across your site. SO excited to find a full 25 weeks of daily activities to share with my 1 & 3 year olds!!! THANK YOU!!! for sharing all of your ideas and resources. We’ve had so much fun, completing a play ‘lesson’ 3-5 mornings each week (about 10 minutes each day), and I’m loving getting to see these two learn the Bible from Mom, rather than just at church on Sunday mornings. THANK YOU!!! You’re a blessing! <3

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