The kids and I read about Nehemiah last year as part of our history, then we acted it out with Legos. This time around was a much bigger hit for everyone. They haven’t stopped asking to play it again.
This time I had the kids build the wall with the “mass ‘o’ boxes” we have stashed away for some reason. The parents job was to try and knock the wall down while they were building. I encouraged the kids to defend their walls with pillows like the Israelites built with spears in their hands. They quickly figured out it works better if everyone has a pillow and is building because then they could keep us away.
The only thing is defending yourself from a pillow fight means you don’t have much ability to take good pictures. It’s more hold your camera out and then duck as they try to kill you with a pillow.