Week eight of Play Through The Bible is the story of Joshua and the wall of Jericho.
Week Eight – Joshua and the Wall
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!
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.
First, we walked around quietly six times…
Then, on the seventh time we pretended to play a trumpet. (Ah Tinker-Toys.. so versatile!)
Next is the fun part! We shouted as loud as we could…
and knocked the walls down!
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?”
Parent: “And then what did they do?”
Child: “Blew the trumpet and shouted!”
Parent: “Yep! And then the wall came down!”
Day One – Joshua Coloring Page
Day Two – The Walls of Jericho
- Gray or brown construction paper
- White construction paper
First, cut the gray paper into strips.
Then you need to cut the strips into squares… or you can have your amazing assistant do it.
You’ll have a nice pile of squares and rectangles. You won’t need all of them though.
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.
Day Three – Shape Trumpet
- Any color construction paper (K chose red)
- Yellow construction paper
- Glue stick
Cut a triangle, oval, and rectangle out of the yellow paper. This is a good time to sneak in a little talk about shapes!
Glue the oval onto the end of the rectangle.
Glue the triangle onto the other end.
And you’re done!
Day Four – Trumpet #2
- Paper towel tube
- 2 liter bottle (optional)
- Hot glue gun (optional)
- Scissors (optional)
If you want, you can stop there, as it makes a pretty nice (and simple!) trumpet as is!
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.
Day Five: The Walls Can Fall Down
- 2 cereal boxes
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.
Next, use the markers to decorate your walls a bit.
That’s all – grab some “Israelites” and act out the story!
– 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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