Feast of Trumpets {New Ideas for Little Ones}

9/21/2012
The Biblical Feasts and Holy Days point to the deliverance and salvation of God's people. They foreshadow events yet to come.


The Feasts of God are our history and our destiny!  


The Feast of Trumpets arrived with the 7th Biblical month {September 17th}. I used my Feast of Trumpets {Ideas for Little Ones} post to help my little ones understand what the Feast of Trumpets is and why we would want to remember it as believers in Messiah Yeshua, our Savior Jesus Christ!

First, we made a Feast Chain to recognize the Fall Holy Days leading up to the Feast of Tabernacles.


Three silver links on our chain are for the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the first day of Feast of Tabernacles (a week long Feast!).


Marking the weekly Sabbath would have been a good idea, too! I'll have to add some silver ribbon later. 

~ Scripture: Leviticus 23:23-25 ~ The Feast of Trumpets Observance
"Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying, (24)’Speak to the children of Israel, saying: "In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. (25) You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.'"

Concepts to understand: the Feast of Trumpets is to be observed on the first day of the 7th Biblical month. In the Old Testament, new months were marked by new moons.

Activities: To help little ones understand, you can study the phases of the moon. Check out Amber's Moon Unit Study for inspiration. We made a moon cake! {This is a fun cake - a.k.a Crazy Cake and you make it right in the pan!}



Making the "moon sand." 

Adding ingredients to the "craters" we made on the "moon"
 and watching it bubble up "like hot lava," Malachi says. 

Taking time to pop the bubbles, of course. :) 

Making "moon mud." 

Adding the "moon rocks." 
I told Malachi that he had chocolate on his chin and he said, "That's okay, it just makes me cuter." :) 
{Too bad I had already wiped his chin.} 



After it cooled, the marshmallows left craters!
{Little hands helped make more later by snitching the marshmallows off the top, ha!}
Note: a "new moon" is technically no visible moon, but many recognize the first sliver after a new moon to mark the occasion.

Concepts to understand: We observe the Feast by having a rest, a remembrance of Teru'ah, and a set-apart gathering.(Lev. 23:24-25)
  • a rest day ~ we call it a High Sabbath ~ we do no servile work, but can prepare foods if it falls on a week day. If the Feast falls on a weekly Sabbath, we prepare our food the day ahead (Ex. 16:23) ~ Activity: cook with your children; make something special so that your children will remember it as set-apart.  (We had a special dinner!)
  • a remembrance of Teru'ah ~ a shout or blast of joy by instrument or human voice ~ Activity: blow trumpets and sing a psalm of praise, joy and thanksgiving to God!

  • a set-apart gathering ~ Activity: assemble with other believers or as a family, read the Word together and sing praise and worship songs ~ rejoice! 

~ Scripture: Numbers 29:1-6 ~ Offerings; Numbers 10:1-4 ~ Two Silver Trumpets
"Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the assembly and for directing the movement of camps."
Concepts to understand: The Feast of Trumpets was observed by blowing trumpets and making a burnt offering, a grain offering, and a drink offering.

Activity: To help little one's understand the trumpets, you can make a silver trumpet craft (cut 2 trumpet shapes out of a giant silver gift bag from the dollar store), make two silver trumpets, or buy party horns at your local party store or dollar store. Add a silver ribbon if they are colored. One year, we printed messages and tied them to the horns and gave them away.

This year, we made a silver trumpet centerpiece with two silver party horns (and a balloon weight) for our special dinner.


And made trumpet shaped sugar cookies




Activity: Help little one's understand the offerings by helping them keep the spirit {the heart} of the law. Teach them to give sacrificially in honor of Jesus who gave up His life for us. We will have the children participate in the giving of the tithe during the Feast.

We also used the story of Saul's disobedience in 1st Samuel 15 (when he took the spoils that were under the ban and said he was going to give them up as an offering) to teach the kids that to obey is better than sacrifice.
". . . Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams."
~ Scripture: Numbers 10:1-4; 10:9-10 ~ How Trumpets are Used Throughout the Bible
"When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved from your enemies. (10) Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God: I am the Lord your God." Numbers 10:9-10

Concepts to understand: Trumpets were used to gather the congregation together, for breaking camp, for going out into battle and for a remembrance.

Activity: Help little ones understand this by blowing the trumpets to gather the family for dinner, Bible study, etc.

Sounding the trumpet to call everyone to dinner!

~ Scripture: Ezra 3:1-6 and Nehemiah 7:73-8:12 ~ Exiles and the Feast

Concepts to understand: After the exiles returned to Jerusalem (Yerushalyaim) from Babylon, they kept the Feast of Trumpets. Ezra read the book of the Torah (law of Moses) to the people. At first they mourned because the Torah had been lost to them, but then Nehemiah, Ezra and the Levites who taught the people told them to not to mourn because the day was set apart to YHVH ~ and they made a great rejoicing!  We too will rejoice when Yeshua returns to gather up His children and "the joy of YHVH [will be our] strength!" Neh. 8:10

Activity: Teach your little ones the Ten Commandments.



We listened over and over and over! 


And then I printed the lyrics so that we could sort them into the Two Greatest Commandments: Love God and Love Others.  


{Inspired by Cocoa's Ten Commandment activity.}


 "Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.'" Matthew 22:37-40 

Another Ten Commandments Activity:



~ Scripture: Revelations 1:9-11 ~ Trumpets and YHVH's presence; Matthew 24:30-31 Trumpets at Yeshua's return

Concepts to understand: When John heard Jesus' voice, it was "a loud voice, as of a trumpet." When Jesus returns, He will send His messengers (angels) with "a great sound of a trumpet" to announce his return.

Activity: Remember the Feast of Trumpets and be ready for Jesus' return!  Give children small rewards (gifts) for doing good works as a symbol of the rewards we will receive when Jesus returns.

"Behold, I come at once, and my reward is with me, and I shall give to every person according to his work.”  Revelation 22:12

". . . and that you should give reward to your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great;" Revelation 11:18


"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout…" 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 
"Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-- (52) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:51  
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6 comments:

Breanne Carson said...

Love this...thank you:)

~a little moment said...

Thank you for sharing this information. I'm planning our week starting with the Feast of Trumpets and this is very helpful.

Michelle said...

You're welcome! I hope you have a fun and memorable Trumpets! :)

Kelly Thomas Mango said...

Great content-- love the UCG resources!

Lisa Fitts said...

What is the reason that you chose to leave The Last Great Day off of your chain (the 7th Holy Day and very important part of God's plan for His people)?

Michelle said...

Because our Feast Chain is to recognize the Fall Holy Days LEADING UP TO the Feast of Tabernacles, as mentioned in my post. It's purpose is to count the days up TO the Feast.

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