In this week's parsha Korach challenges Moshe's and Aharon's leadership. Hashem tells Moshe to tell the people that the leader of each tribe should inscribe his name on his staff and that name of Aharon is inscribed on the tribe of Levi. The staffs are then put in the Ohel Moed. When the staff's are inspected the next day the one with Aharon's name inscribed blossoms and sprouts almonds proving to everyone that Aharon is supposed to be the Kohain.
We did a great activity to teach this to our children. Here is what you need:
- different color streamers
- scotch tape
- a few long sticks
First we went for a walk in the forest to find some great sticks. We talked about the parsha and what a staff is. When we got back to the house we first cut pieces from the different colors of streamer into small squares approximately 2 inches by 2 inches. We folded them into flowers and then taped them onto the staff. Now each person had their very own staff with blossoms!