We’re putting Baby Moshe on the Nile River in this week’s Parsha craft!
In this week’s Parsha, Parshat Shmot, the Pharaoh commands that all boys born to Hebrew women must be immediately killed. Yocheved places her newborn son in a basket in the River Nile: “When she could no longer hide him, she took for him a reed basket, smeared it with clay and pitch, placed the child into it, and put it into the marsh at the Nile’s edge” (Exodus 2:3). Ultimately, Pharaoh’s daughter finds, rescues, and names the baby. Children love babies, water, and baskets so the story of Baby Moshe makes for a great craft.
Piece of Felt
Tiny baby doll (cake decoration)
Blue and green paper
1) Cut out one section from the egg carton
2) Cut the blue paper into the shape of a river.
3) Cut the green paper into the shape of weeds and glue onto the river.
4) Place the baby and felt blanket in the egg carton.
Emily Shapiro Katz has been a community Jewish educator for over ten years in Jerusalem, Atlanta, and San Francisco. She lives in Beer Sheva with her husband, Andy, and their four children. Her contributions to this website reflect her interest in teaching Tanach, doing craft projects, and entertaining her kids. Emily blogs about her Parsha Projects at http://parshaprojects.blogspot.com/