A building block of understanding…
Kids love learning about Moses from the Old Testamet in the Book of Exodus in the Bible. Moses is an essential character to understanding God’s plan laid out in the Bible to send us a savior.
Moses gave us the ten commandments. The commandments told the Jewish people what sin was. It made them aware of their ever present need for a savior because it pointed out that no one was without sin.
Moses in Egypt
Before Moses received the ten commandments, however, he had to bring God’s chosen people, Moses’ own family called the Hebrews, out of Egypt. Moses was born a Hebrew but was adopted into Pharaoh’s family when Pharaoh’s daughter found him floating down the Nile River and claimed him as her own son.
Moses was an unlikely Hebrew hero. Educated in Egyptian ways, part of the most important Egyptian family, he seemed for Egyptian than Hebrew. Then, in a heated moment, he kills a fellow countyman. He’s forced to flee Egypt and he spends the next 40 years in a relatively solitary life as a sheepherder. He was living a hidden life, unassuming and unimportant.
Lesson Number 1: No one is unimportant to God! He has a plan for all of us.
God had a plan for Moses
On an ordinary day, in an unordinary bush, God appeared to Moses and told him that he needed to return to Egypt and free God’s people.
“Me?!?” Moses wondered. He was slow in speech and he had murdered someone! But God had saved Moses from drowning all those years ago for a reason. God had a purpose for Moses and it was time to fulfill that plan.
Lesson Number 2: God often talks to us and asks us to act when we least expect it.
Moses hestitated but obeyed God and returns to Egypty to ask the Pharoah for the Hebrew’s freedom. This is where the plagues come in.
Lesson Number 3: Never underestimates God’s ways. If He asks you to do something, He can do it.
Moses asks Pharaoh to let his people go! Pharaoh keeps saying no!
Moses approached Pharaoh time and time again for permission for the Hebrew people to leave so they could worship God. Pharaoh was hard hearted and kept saying no. So God showed His mighty hand by sending 10 Plagues that would change Pharaoh’s mind. These plagues were terrible. They were miraculous. And they worked!
Moses and the Ten Plagues
This “Moses and the Ten Plagues of Egypt Lap Book” is a great tool to teach or review the Ten Plagues sent by Moses to convince Pharaoh, the King of Egypt, to release the Hebrew people from slavery. It is a great supplement to be used with a study of the plagues listed in Exodus 7:24 – 12:36. This is a great Old Testament Sunday School or Bible Lesson for 2nd-4th graders.
Kids will read and review what the Ten Plagues of Egypt were. They will correctly identify the order in which the the plagues happened. They will also answer questions about who Moses and Pharaoh were. These quesitons are in the form of fill in the blank answers. (Please see the preview for examples of these questions. There are four questions for each person.)
Kids will answer questions about the plagues to help them personalize the lesson and get them to dive in deeper to the lesson.
1. Which plague, frogs or gnats, would have bothered you more? Explain your answer.
2. Imagine that you lived in Egypt during the time of the plagues. Describe what you think it would have been like to see the Nile River turn to blood.
3. Why do you think Pharaoh was so hard hearted?
4. How do you think Moses felt when he asked Pharaoh to let his people go?
EASY ASSEMBLY FOR MOSES AND THE 10 PLAGUES LAP BOOK
Detailed directions for assembling this Moses and the Ten Plagues Lap Book are included. This lap book provides a simple and fun way to enhance your kids’ learning of the ten plagues of Egypt found in Exodus in the Bible.
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