Activity: Staying Prepared, Ages 0-10 (11/12/17)


A mixing bowl and ingredients for non-bake play dough:

3 cups of flour

1 cup of salt

1.5 cups plus two tablespoons of water

1 tablespoon cooking oil

Add food coloring to desired hue


Divide the dough among your children and some for yourself. Explain that today’s lesson is about some young women with lamps; some were wise and kept extra oil so they wouldn’t run out, others were foolish and did not bring extra oil; they missed the wedding feast because their lamps had gone out.

As you make your own lamps with the play dough, think about some ways that you prepare for each day. 

What are some things you stay ready for without knowing when they will happen?