In this week’s parsha, a man named Korach leads a rebellion against Moshe and Aharon. He and some others challenge the leadership. In addition, 250 followers bring a spice offering to show they should be Kohenim, too. In response, the earth swallows the rebel leaders and fire consumes the ketoret bringers. Then, bnei Yisrael complains about the deaths and Hashem sends a plague. It is stopped by Aharon bringing the (right) ketoret offering, and when every tribe brings a stick to the mishkan, Aharon’s staff miraculously blooms with flowers, buds, and almonds to show Hashem has ordained him. Last, we get the laws of gifts to the Kohenim.
Links: Here are the Aish, Torah.org, and Chabad pages on Korach. Here are some coloring sheets, a parsha song, and a fun video from Itche Kadoozy. Here is some parsha copywork in two levels of difficulty and also from Adventures in Mama-land, check out this overview. And here is a kid-friendly podcast on jealousy in Korach.
Make the blooming stick using paper towel rolls
or a real stick – my kids have a significant stash of those everywhere we go!
Check out this parsha cake, with the earth swallowing people
Read about the idea of mida k’negged mida in the parsha
Try out these cool parsha skills worksheets. (Scroll down past the list of parshiot to find the worksheets).
What are you up to this week?