Friday, October 24, 2008
Lesson Plan- Moses and the Bulrushes (1st grade on up)
Moses and the Bulrushes
Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Moses and the Bulrushes
- explain that God uses all kinds of people to do his work in the world
- locate Egypt and the Nile River on a map
Prayer, questions and vocabulary words from last week’s lesson
Vocabulary Words: (Write words on the board and discuss with class)
Hebrews- people from Israel that are also called Israelites (show students this on a map or you can even have one of the students find it on a map)
Slaves- person forced to work for another
Bulrushes- very tall plant that grows by the water with leaves like grass
Nile River- the longest river in the world that empties in the Mediterranean Sea (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Read story: "Moses in the Bulrushes" and then ask questions
Introduce activities: What did Moses’ mother do so that the soldiers would not kill him?
dltk-bible.com- God Saves His People (Part 1) lesson
sundayschoolsources.com- Baby Moses (lesson)
calvarycurriculum.com- Moses Is Born lesson #35 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
sermons4kids.com- Baby Moses by the River object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin
kidssundayschool.com- Moses As A Baby lesson
theisraelofgodrc.com- The Birth of Moses lesson
kimberlinglutheran.com- Exodus, Lesson 1: Introduction to the Birth of Moses
jesuswalk.com- The Birth and Call of Moses (Exodus 1-4) lesson
thereligionteacher.com- Moses Lesson Plans
sermons4kids.com- Baby Moses by the River group activities (crafts)
dltk-bible.com- Moses crafts
daniellesplace.com- Moses Bible Crafts
Moses in the Bulrushes- The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children by Group Publishing, page 16.
dltk-bible.com- Weave a Basket
Baby Moses- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 17 & 18.)
lambsongs.co.nz- Baby Moses Wheel (scroll down to this)
Introduce craft: What is in the Nile River that could have eaten baby Moses? A crocodile.
easypeasyandfun.com- Paper Crocodile
theinspirationedit.com- Alligator Craft And Paper Bag Puppet For Preschoolers (make it brown to be a crocodile)
dltk-kids.com- Crocodile Paper Craft
first-school.ws- Crocodile Paper Bag Puppet
enchantedlearning.com- Alligator Craft or Card (just call this a crocodile)
sermons4kids.com- Baby Moses by the River group activities (games)
Who Has Baby Moses?
Need: Small object to be baby Moses (example: clothes pin).
Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while baby Moses is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding baby Moses hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has baby Moses. The child who had baby Moses is now “It”.
Wrapping Baby Moses (God Protects Moses)- This game will help your students discover the incredible act of faith that Moses’ mother demonstrated in hiding her baby among the reeds of the Nile to save him from certain death. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 30 & 31).
This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It 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. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.
Moses in the Bulrushes (file folder game)- The players spin the spinner and follow the directions. If the player spins “Leader’s Spot”, they get to move their marker to where the leader is and share that spot. The first player to the princess wins.
Introduce snack: What is in the Nile River that could have eaten baby Moses? A crocodile.
pillsbury.com- Crescent Dogs (looks like a baby wrapped in a blanket) For an added touch put a face on the baby using mustard.
dltk-kids.com- Baby Moses in a Basket (snack)
Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:
A Baby in a Basket- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs, page 7. (Click on Sample and go to page 7.)
A Princess Rescues A Baby (maze)- Big Puzzles for Little Hands by Carla Williams, page 24.
biblewise.com- The Baby in the Basket (maze)
getcoloringpages.com- Color by Number
i.pinimg.com- Hidden Picture
dltk-bible.com- Moses (anagrams, crossword, cryptograms, mazes, word mining sheets, word searches)
sermons4kids.com- A Baby By the River (wordsearch)
sermons4kids.com- A Baby By the River (decoder)
freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- God Protects Baby Moses (decoder), page 8
sermons4kids.com- A Baby By the River (crossword)
calvarycurriculum.com- Moses is Born lesson #35 with circle the correct words, true or false, word searches, mazes, fill in the blanks, crossword, etc.
ubdavid.org- The Baby Moses (cut and paste this quiz to make into a worksheet)
quiz.christiansunite.com- Baby Moses (cut and paste this quiz to make into a worksheet)
sherwoodbaptist.com- The Birth of Moses lesson (questions at the end of the lesson that can easily be made into a worksheet)