By Janice Truitt, Children's Minister
This week, we learned about Mary and Joseph's escape to Egypt with the newborn Jesus.
Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”
Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son. (Matthew 2:13-15).
We talked about the desert, and I shared pictures of the desert in Egypt. Then we created our own desert landscapes. I think you'll agree, the results are truly stunning.
Tempera paint sticks
Photos of desert sunsets
Pattern for silhouette of Joseph, Mary, Jesus, and donkey
Prepare the material, for young children -- precut the silhouette from the pattern.
Children use the paint sticks to create a landscape on the cardstock.
Children trace, cut and glue their silhouettes to their landscapes.