Make this quick and easy basket craft to help Ruth gather barley.
Before class, cut 4.5" off the top of the paper bags. With a ruler, draw lines vertically and horizontally on the bag about 1" apart. Cut the handles to size. When class begins, have your students color every other square with the brown crayons to make a basket-weave look. When they are finished coloring, staple the handle to the bag.
: Buy some barley at your grocery store. Measure out equal portions and put them in plastic zip bags. Include a recipe for barley soup for the children to take home.