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Feb 5, 2011

The Ten Plagues of Egypt Activity

Rain in a Jar Activity
For the 10 Plagues of Egypt-Plague 7 Hail 
(Do this one as a demonstration)
  • Jar with metal lid
  • Cup of boiling water
  • Hammer and nail
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt

Use the hammer and nail to make 5 or 6 little indentions (not holes) on the inside of the metal lid.  Pour the boiling water into the jar. Place the metal lid upside down on top of the jar, completely covering the mouth of the jar. Let the steam from the boiling water collect on the lid for a minute.  Next, have a child place three or four ice cubes into the lid. Add a little bit of cold water and a dash of salt and stir. Make sure the mouth of the jar remains completely covered by the lid so the steam cannot escape.   Watch carefully.  In a few minutes, you will see drops of water falling like rain into the jar.
     To demonstrate the damage from hail, let students drop golf balls onto an inverted disposable aluminum pie pan.  Placing the pan in a large box keeps the golf balls from scattering all over the room.

Go to the 10 Plagues of Egypt Lessons, Crafts, Coloring Pages and more (click here).

Make a Rain Gauge

  • Jar
  • Ruler
  • Permanent marker

Use a tall cylinder-shaped jar or a square container with straight sides for your gauge. Measure and mark inch and half-inch marks on the side of the jar or container, measuring from the bottom up. Place the gauge outside in an open area.

Exodus 9:18  Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.