Vayera | וירא | “He appeared”

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Listen to or read the portion here
The portion is summed of in an easy way for children here

A wonderful collection of worksheets in three difficulty levels is available here.  Pick the one corresponding with the current torah portion.


Interesting info about why a ram was used notebooking pages here

A great idea HERE

Activity sheet here

Math activity sheet here

coloring pages here  and here


We’ve been having a blast with this.  I made up a template and each week will uses a few words from the torah portion and fill it out.  For Lorien (my 5 year old) I used 10 words and just repeated them.  for Brianna I chose harder words, for high-schoolers we’re using hebrew words.    It’s been fun to race each other as well. 🙂  (click link below picture)

lightning words template


Study some cities destroyed by fire: Pompeii, this site is very extensive, but done from a biblical perspective, very interesting.  The Great Chicago Fire, this site was put together by a museum with lots of first hand material.

Practice fire safety in your home.  3 lesson plans on teaching this important subject are available here.

Trace the Ishmaelites thru the Bible and beyond, if possible.

Find out about household objects in ancient civilizations.  What did they sleep on, how did they prepare food, what did they play with?

Note the references to unleavened bread.  It is very possible that Abram and Lot were celebrating Feast of Unleavened Bread during these events.  The feasts were put in place at creation.  Study this feast some during this week.

Take a close look at the binding of Isaac.  How does it picture Messiah?  Also study the Shunamite woman and compare between stories.  2 Kings 4:8-37

“Abram sat in the heat of the day” Study temperature, farenheit, celcius, boiling point, freezing point, etc.

Begin to teach your children the blessing of babies.  Do a bible study on what YHVH says about babies.  For those interested, I have included a link to a slideshow of babies in the womb, to show development.  It is hosted at a medical site and is very tasteful, but, as always, check first to make sure you are comfortable.   Also, read Psalm 139:13-18

Study blindness and some of its causes, such as retinal detachment, optical nerve damage, and infections.  Learn about how blind people function in every day life.

Study salt.  We use it for health, seasoning, food preservation, and art.  Ancient civilizations used it for vows.  Look at it under a microscope.

Take a look at life at the seashore.  What plants and animals live there?

Make homemade bread!  Serve it with cottage cheese, a type of curds.

Practice skip counting by fives.  Can you do it backwards, like Abram?

Math activity sheet


Author: Suzanne McDaniel

I've been married for 11 years to my wonderful husband Jesse. I'm a momma to 3 kiddos, Brianna, Lorien, and Rohan. I'm a lover of the Lord YHWH, a believer in the Messiah Yehshua, and a follower of his law the Torah. I enjoy homeschooling my kiddos, I love decorating, especially DIY projects, and actually enjoy being in the kitchen (except the cleanup.. hate that lol)

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