Lesson Plan- Moses in the Desert (1st grade on up)
Moses in the Desert
Objectives:The students will be able to
- retell the story Moses in the Desert
- explain that we need to obey God and why
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 the words on the board and discuss with class)
Quails- small birds
Israelites- they were God’s chosen people (slaves that went with Moses)
Manna- food (bread) provided by God to feed the Israelites
Desert- an area of land where there is little water or rainfall.
Read story: "Moses in the Desert" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.
Introduce activities: What did God give the people to eat? Quails and bread called manna.
kidsclubs4jesus.com- Meribah, Mt. Sinai 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).
calvarycurriculum.com- Bread From Heaven, Water From A Rock lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
Introduce game: Did the people listen and do what Moses said? Do you think that is easy? Can you do that?
Directions: Played just like Simon Says. Moses says, “Hop on one foot.” Etc.
Introduce game: So you think you are good at following directions? Let’s find out.
Need: Bop It, Ballzerko, Simon, etc.
Directions: Divide the class into groups. Have one group play one game and the other plays another, etc. Students must do what the toy tells them to do. Change games after all students get a chance to play.
Introduce game: Moses led his people through the desert. Do you think they did what he told them to do? Do you think this was easy? Let’s find out.
Outrageous Desert Obstacle Course
Set up an obstacle course that the students must do the crab walk backwards through it. Have them crab walk around objects, go under the table, carry a ball on their stomach and put it into the trash can, etc. Demonstrate what you want the students to do.
Introduce game: Do you think it was easy to walk in the desert? Let’s find out.
Supply list: one table, one chair
Set up your obstacle course as described in your instructions and have the children watch you walk through the obstacle course before they try it themselves. As you go through each stage, explain what it represents.
Say: First, you’ll hop on one foot because the sand is so hot. Next, you will crawl under a table to get away from the sun. Then you roll on the ground from exhaustion. Finally, you crawl to a chair to rest.
Have the children go through the obstacle course, resetting it for each child as needed.
Introduce game: What did the Israelites see day in and day out on the desert? (Sand.)
Pass the Sand!
Divide the group into two teams and line them up. Have the first team players in line grab a handful of sand from a container. They must pass the sand to the next player, who passes it to the next player, and so on down the line. When the sand reaches the last player, she pours what's left of it onto a plate. The team with the most sand at the end of the relay wins the game. You may have to weight the sand on a food scale to find out, if it's close!
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