Today, we went over the story of Moses, and how God provided quail for His people. Then we discussed nests, what they were made out of and why they might be shaped the way they are. We talked about grass, twigs, mud, etc. that the birds look to make their nests. Then we talked about why they are shaped that way. We surmised that if a wind came up, the eggs would blow right off of a plate, but they might stay better in a bowl.
I gave the kids each two plastic eggs, a paper plate and a bowl.
Then the kids tried to balance their eggs on the plate (it's a very good thing that the eggs weren't real!) They discovered they could jump up and down if they were in a bowl though.