Moses Crosses the Red Sea Bible Lesson and Craft Ideas
Moses Crafts and Learning Activities
Moses Crosses the Red Sea Bible Lesson for Children
Children act out the story as the teacher narrates in this interactive Bible lesson for Children's Ministry. Through this lesson, children learn that God led the Israelites to safety and freedom, and he leads us through his word and prayer. Following are crafts and activities from the Bible lesson. The complete lesson with Bible verse memory cards, coloring sheets, craft patterns, games, etc., is available to members on the Resource Room and as an instant digital download.
Moses Parts the Red Sea Activity Sheet and Craft
Children can lower and raise Moses' arm to act out the story of parting the Red Sea.
What you will need:
Card Stock (Heavy Paper), Crayons or Colored Pencils, Cotton Balls or Small Macaroni Noodles Spray Painted White, Brass Paper Fasteners and Glue
What to do:
1. Before class print out the Moses pictures and the arm patterns. Cut out the arms. Cut a slit in each picture on the dotted lines.
2. Give each child a picture of Moses and an arm. Have them color the pictures and glue macaroni noodles or cotton on the beard and mustache.
3. When they have finished, attach the arm by inserting it in the slit and fastening it with a brass paper fastener.
Interactive Moses Parts the Red Sea Craft and Bible Lesson Display
Use this adorable stand-up display to reinact the Bible story about Moses crossing the Red Sea. Moses' arm can be moved up and down to make Moses stretch out his hand over the Red Sea. The sides of the display fold out to make the Red Sea recede. The people are ready to walk across on dry land.
This craft and display is available to members on The Resource Room and as an instant digital download.
"God Leads Us" Interactive Bible Lesson
Following is a shortened version of the Bible lesson on The Resource Room.
Preparation: Use poster board to make a cloud and a pillar of fire. Dress your children up in Bible clothes. Give them stuffed animals and bowls that they can carry on their shoulders. Pick one child to be Moses and give him a staff made from rolled-up newspaper. Place some blue blankets on the ground or some blue balloons to represent the Red Sea.
Have your children stand in a line in front of you while you hold up the cloud.
Tell your children the story of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea.
When you get to the part of the story about the cloud appearing, hold up the cloud and walk around the room leading the children. Tell them to make sure they have all their animals and bread bowls, and extra clothes. They will need a lot of things because they were going on a long journey.
When it got dark the Lord led them with a pillar of fire. (Hold up the pillar of fire and guide your children around the room.) (You can also turn off the lights and use a flashlight to guide the way.)
After awhile the Lord told Moses to tell the people to turn around and go back the way they came. The people were confused. Why would God lead them one way and then tell them to turn around and go back? (Have your children go back and stop and sit down next to the “Red Sea”.) . . .
When Pharaoh heard about the Israelites wandering around in the desert he changed his mind and sent his army after them. . . . When the Israelites saw the army coming after them they were terrified. They thought for sure that they would all be killed. They had nowhere to go. But Moses told them not to be afraid. (Have your “Moses Child” say, “Do not be afraid!”)
Then God told Moses to raise his staff and stretch out his hand over the sea. (Have the "Moses Child" raise up his arms.) So Moses raised his staff and stretched out his hand over the sea and a great wind drove the sea back. There was water on each side but dry land in the middle. (Push back the balloons or blankets so that you have a space to walk in the middle. Have your children walk across the "Red Sea" on dry ground.) . . .
A complete lesson available on The Resource Room and as an instant digital download.
"God Leads Us" Printable Book
God showed them the way
With a cloud by day,
And at night
He used a bright firelight.
Children color a draw pictures in a mini book about God leading the Israelites.
He leads us today
in another way.
Open your Bible and you will see
How you can also be free.
Part the Red Sea Balloon Game
1. Before class blow up a lot of blue balloons and place them in the middle of the floor.
2. Divide your children up into two teams.
3. Each team should stand at opposite ends of the room. Remind your children that God separated the water so that there was a wall of water on both sides and dry land on which the Israelites could walk. Tell them that they are going to "separate" the water and see who can make the biggest wall of "water". Demonstrate how to pick up a balloon, rub it on yourself or the carpet and then stick it to the wall.
4. On the word go each child should grab a balloon from the pile on the floor, rub the balloon on his or her clothes or hair and try to stick it to the wall on his team's side of the room. If a child gets it to stick on the wall, he can then go and pick up another balloon.
5. After a certain amount of time call out, "Stop!" Count the number of balloons stuck to each wall. The team with the most wins.
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"Order the Balloons" Bible Verse Review Game
1. Before class write the words of the Bible verse on the balloons, one word per balloon. Make two sets.
2. In class divide your children up into two teams.
3. Write the Bible verse on the board so all the children can see it. Go over it several times. Use only part of the verse for younger children.
4. Give each team a set of balloons.
5. On the word "Go" each team should try to put their set of balloons in order to spell out the Bible verse. The team that does it first wins.
If you have very young children, don't divide them up into teams. Just place all the balloons in the center of the room. Show your children the first word of the verse and then ask them to see if the can find the word on one of the balloons. When a child has found the right balloon tape the balloon to the wall. Keep playing until all the words have been found.
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These lessons are fab, very clearly laid out & fun packed. Thank you. Best wishes Judie
Re-enactment of Moses Parts the Red Sea
Use a large blue sheet to represent the Red Sea. Lay the sheet on the floor, an adult holding each side. Divide the class into two groups. Have the Egyptians pursue the Israelites to the edge of the sheet. Say, “Do not be afraid, the Lord will protect.” Raise the sheet and let the Israelites run under the sheet to the other side. When the Egyptians pursue, bring the sheet down on top of them. Take turns. Sent in by Maria O'Meara.
Make a loaf pan of red Jell-O. Print out little people or use Teddy Graham cookies. (You can glue them on craft sticks if you want.) Part the "Red Sea" by stacking Jell-O to the sides of the pan. Have the stick people walk through the parted Jell-O. Sent in by Kay
A complete lesson about Moses crossing the Red Sea is available on The Resource Room including crafts, activities, songs, etc.
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