How Much Is Enough? || Exodus 16

a colorful pile of market/commercial food waste including greens, seafood and orange scraps
(a colorful pile of market/commercial food waste including greens, seafood and orange scraps, source)
  • Story of Stuff: Loop Scoops Videos — short, topical videos produced by Story of Stuff and PBS; “Happiness” addresses our wasteful attachment to things/consumerism (below)
  • Why do you think the Israelites took more than they needed?
  • Why do people or companies today take more than they need?
  • Do you think you could live with less? Can you think of one way you and/or your family could start to live with less?
  • Why do you think some people in our society have more and some have less? What do you think God and Jesus think about that?
  • If God did not want the Israelites to hoard and wanted them to take only what they need, is that equality or equity? Do you think everyone took the same amount? (Does an elephant eat as much as a rabbit?)
  • “Catch the Quail” — follow directions on this site or make your own quail out of a balls or balloons. Play a catch, keep-away or relay game with your quail!
brown balloon, inflated and decorated with black marker and paper plate wings to look like a bird
(photo of a brown balloon, inflated and decorated with black marker and paper plate wings to look like a bird, titled: Catch The Quail Balloon Game, watermarked: daniellesplace.com, source)
  • Make a modern day version of manna!
  • Make a basket out of recycled materials to remind you to buy and consume only what you need:

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Written by Lauren Gibbs-Beadle @firstpreskidshayward Children’s Ministries @firstpreshayward | educator, creative, parent | she/her