Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lesson Plan- Moses Leads His People Out Of Egypt (1st grade on up)

Moses Leads His People Out Of Egypt

Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Moses Leads His People Out Of Egypt
- locate the Red Sea on a map
- identify the characters in the story and sequence of events that led to the Exodus from Egypt
- identify the ten plagues God sent upon Egypt and the Pharaoh
- explain that the first Passover was celebrated in conjunction with these plagues

Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used as Mass cards: (show picture cards that we have done thus far)

Vocabulary Words: (Write words on the board and discuss with class)

Obey- do what someone tells you to do
Plagues- something that happens that causes great harm
Desert- an area of land where there is little water or rainfall.
Doorposts- the sides and top of a door frame
Pharaoh- another name for an ancient Egyptian king.
Parted- to split or separate
Red Sea- this sea divides Arabia from northeast Africa. It is linked to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Drown- to be underwater until you die from not having oxygen


Read story:"Moses Leads His People Out of Egypt" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.


Introduce activities: What did Moses see on fire, but it wasn’t burning up? God Saves His People (Part 2) lesson Burning Bush (lesson) Burning Bush, Miracle Staff, The Passover, Red Sea lessons with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). The Burning Bush, The Ten Plagues, The First Passover, Crossing the Red Sea lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

Crafts: Passover Finger Puppets – The Ten Plagues 10 Plagues of Egypt Wheel Color Your Own 10 Plagues Wheels
Teaching the story of Moses and the 10 plagues can be a challenge, but this Color Your Own Wheel makes it easy. Children can color the wheels and the different plagues. When it's put together, the wheel gives an easy explanation of each plague and references where in the Bible to find more about the plague. Perfect for Sunday School or as part of your VBS curriculum. Fun to give to adult members to test their knowledge of the plagues. Paper. 9".

Introduce craft: What did Moses see on fire, but it wasn’t burning up?

Moses Meets God as the Burning Bush- The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children by Group Publishing, page 17. Moses and the Burning Bush Craft

Introduce craft: What kinds of plagues happened when the King would not let the slaves go?


Need: Paper plates, white and red construction paper, crayons, glue

Directions: Pre cut tongue for students out of red construction paper. Have the tongue about one inch wide and twelve inches long. Have students color paper plate green on one side and fold plate in half. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off of crayons and rub the side of the crayon on the paper plate instead of coloring it. This will be a lot faster and easier for the students). Students then cut out two eyes that are pre drawn on white construction paper (round circles that are at least three inches across) and color eyes. Glue on eyes on outside of frog (green side) on the top of the paper plate that is folded in half. Have the eyes halfway on and halfway hanging off the fold near the center. Glue tongue inside the frog’s mouth starting from the center of the fold and out the front of the mouth. Curl tongue with pencil and draw a bug on end of tongue if you wish. Puddle Jumping Frog (pattern included)

*I adjust this craft for my students and this is what we do to make it extra fun:

Cut the frog out of dark green construction paper instead of felt. Use light green construction paper for spots on the frog’s back. Follow directions above but omit using any chenille stems. You can also use dark and light green crayons to color on the frog for that added touch. For a fun tongue tape a red party blower under the frog. Blow party blower and watch the frog’s tongue try to catch flies.

Tree Frog Beanbag- A cute beanbag of a frog that the students can make out of a sock. (Crafts for Kids who Are Wild About The Wild by Kathy Ross, pages 92 & 93 or Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild About Rainforests by Kathy Ross, pages 28 & 29).

Folded Frog Puppet- By folding a sheet of paper, you can make this funny frog puppet. (The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts by Judy Ann Sadler, page 61).

Frog Prince- A fun paper plate craft of a frog with a tongue that pops in and out of it's mouth by blowing on a party blower. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 42 & 43).

Introduce craft: What did Moses do at the Red Sea so the Hebrews could escape from the Egyptians?

The Parting of the Red Sea- A craft that allows a hands-on experience of parting the Red Sea (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 22 & 23).

Crossing the Sea- Reenact the crossing of the Red Sea with this easy and fun to do Red Sea model. Even though this is from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to make. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 17 & 18). Moses and the Parting of the Red Sea craft Moses and the Red Sea Paper Craft Parting the Red Sea Craft


Introduce game: Who led the people out of Egypt? Can you follow Moses? Let’s find out.

Follow Moses

Need: A large walking stick

Directions: Someone is the Leader (Moses) and carries a stick for his staff. Students follow Moses and do what Moses does. (Like Follow the Leader).

Introduce game: What happened when the pharaoh would not let the Israelites go?

Scrambled Plagues (Moses Pleads With Pharaoh)- This game will help your students discover or review the plagues God used to convince Pharaoh to let his people go. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 33 & 34).

Introduce game: What was the seventh plague? (Give students hints if needed).

The seventh was a fearful hailstorm. "The hail destroyed through all the land of Egypt all things that were in the field, both man and beast: and the hail smote every herb of the field, and it broke every tree of the country. Only in the land of Gessen, where the children of Israel were, the hail fell not."

Hail Relay

Divide the class into teams and line them up in a single line. Set up the following items so that each group has its own supplies: one bowl with ice cubes and one large stirring spoon a few feet in front of the team. At the other end of the room have an empty bowl. Say: I want you to work as a team to move the hail from one bowl into the other. Point to each appropriate bowl as you speak. Each of you will go and scoop out one piece of hail with the spoon and put it into the empty bowl across the room. Then you will go to back to your team, hand off the spoon to the next person, go to the end of the line and sit down. When everyone has put a piece of hail into the bowl, everyone in your group should be sitting in a single line. (Demonstrate what you want the children to do). The first team that is finished, wins.

Introduce game: What did Moses do at the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape from the Egyptians?

Silent Crossing (Crossing the Red Sea)- In this game your students will explore what the Israelites may have felt when crossing the Red Sea. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 35).

Moses Crossing the Red Sea Game- A fun and simple board game for younger children reviewing the story of Moses from his birth to parting the Red Sea. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 60 & 61 for game board and page 55 for directions).

These games are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Plagues Cards- Cards for Memory, Go Fish and Sequencing. Print out 2 copies, cut out, laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Leaping Frogs (file folder game)- The object of the game is for the player (the frog) to get to the Pharaoh’s Palace first. The players roll a die and follow the directions on the space they landed on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. The first frog to the Pharaoh’s Palace wins.

Plagues (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to collect 10 plague cards by answering questions about each plague. The first player with all 10 plague cards, wins.


Introduce snack: What was the second plague? Thousands of frogs swarmed out of the river and into all the Egyptian homes. Sherbet the Frog

What did Moses do so the Hebrews could escape from the Egyptians? Parted the Red Sea. Moses Crossing the Red Sea Snack Moses Parts the Red Sea Snack

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

The Exodus: God Frees His People (page 5)- Bible Story Mazes: All Through the Bible

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Moses puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from March 12 – 19).

Sea Crossing (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 7. (Click on Additional Views) The Ten Plagues (maze) Moses (anagrams, crossword, cryptograms, mazes, word mining sheets, word searches) Moses and the Plagues Coloring Page for Kids (scroll down to this on the last row) activity/worksheet

The Plagues on Egypt- How many plagues did God send before Pharaoh finally let the Israelites leave? To find out, fill in the blanks and complete the math problem. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 11).

Miriam’s Song- Miriam, Moses’ sister was so happy she sang a song of praise to God. Use the code to discover the words to her happy song. (Red Hot bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 13).

Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)

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