Listen to or read the portion here
Read aloud story – Siblings, get along?
Craft– Jacob and Esau puppets
A wonderful collection of worksheets in three difficulty levels is available here. Pick the one corresponding with the current torah portion.
Study famines specifically caused by locusts. news article with information about locusts
Take a look at archery. What countries and time periods made use of this style of warfare?
Genesis 27:26-29 – a blessing for Isaac. What is necessary for a civilization to thrive?
Ishmael was told that by his sword he would live. Study the Spartans, a civilization that lived completely by the sword. Be careful on this one. It is important for older students to see what happens when a civilization is not based on torah principles of loving your fellow man, but it can be ugly.
Do a word study on fear in scripture.
Twins! Take a look at identical and fraternal twins, and the special connection that twins have with each other. some info found here
Study fertilizing and its impact on gardening.
Look at the impurities and filtration of water. How does your water measure up? How can you get clean drinking water in the wild?
Goats! goat study and lapbook
Look at tanning and leatherwork. How do native Americans tan hides?
Learn about the concept – hundredfold.
Make lentil stew with homemade bread. Chili recipe with lentils here
super fun video about the Lentil soup.. http://www.chabad.org/kids/article_cdo/aid/329624/jewish/Lentil-Soup.htm
A great collection of worksheets here as well.. just choose the one’s that fit this weeks portion. http://hearts-in-training-free-printables.blogspot.com/