Moses: 10 Plagues Part 2 of 3

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Today's lesson continues the 10 plagues. We studied the first five plagues last week and will review Moses and add the 6-9 plagues. We will finish the plagues next week!
Review: We are studying Moses and these lessons are found in the book of Exodus, which Moses wrote. We talked about the first 5 of the 10 plagues last week. God told Moses and his brother Aaron to talk to Pharaoh in Egypt. Remember that Moses was 80 and Aaron was 83 years old. They were to tell Pharaoh that God wanted him to let the people go. But Pharaoh didn't want to do that, since the people were his slaves. God told Moses that Pharaoh would let the people go, but God would have to show His power first. Each time, Moses told Pharaoh to let the people go, Pharaoh said no, and there was another plague. Here is a quick review of the plagues we studied last week:
1. Exodus 7:17 The water everywhere turned into blood: all the fish died and there isn't any water to drink. It stank! After 7 days:
2. Exodus 8:6 There were frogs…everywhere. Pharaoh said, I will let the people go, if you ask God to remove the frogs. The frogs all died, and the people piled them up by the river. They really smelled! Pharaoh changed his mind and would not let the people go.
3. Exodus 8:17 There was lice on all people and animals. Pharaoh's magicians tried to make the lice, but they couldn't and told Pharaoh that God's fingers made the lice. Pharaoh wouldn't let the people go.
4. Exodus 8:24 There were swarms of flies everywhere! Pharaoh said he would let the people go if the flies disappeared, but once the flies were gone, Pharaoh changed his mind and would not let the people go!
5. Exodus 9:6 All the Egyptian livestock animals (oxen, sheep, horses, donkeys, camels) died, but all the Hebrew animals lived. Moses had told Pharaoh that the Hebrew animals would not die. Pharaoh went to check on the Hebrew animals, and none of them were sick! But Pharaoh still refused to let the people go!

Lesson in Exodus 9-11: Today we will continue with the plagues. (The handout list is at the end of this lesson)

6. Moses and Aaron went before Pharaoh and took ashes from a furnace and spread the ashes toward the sky. The people and the animals had boils that made sores! Exodus 9:10 The magicians couldn't stay with Pharaoh because the boils were so painful!  Pharaoh said "No, the people can't leave."

7. Exodus 9:23 God told Moses to go see Pharaoh early the next morning and tell him that God is sending a heavy hail to rain down like Egypt has never seen before. If any animals or people are left outside, they will die. Moses held his rod up toward heaven and God sent thunder and hail with fire running to the ground! It was so intense that the Egyptians had not ever seen anything like it! Exodus 9:23-24 Pharaoh told Moses that he would let the people go if the hail stopped. Moses left and God made the hail stop, but Pharaoh changed his mind and wouldn't let the people go.

8. Exodus 10:14 Moses told Pharaoh that if he refused to let the people go that God would send locusts into Egypt. The locusts would cover the land and they would eat everything! What was left from the hail on the trees and the crops would be eaten by the locusts!  Exodus 10:5
Pharaoh refused, and God told Moses to hold his rod over Egypt and He sent a wind from the east all day and night and in the morning, the wind brought the locusts! Exodus 10:13
Egypt had not ever seen locusts so severe before! The land was dark with them, and they ate everything that was green!
Pharaoh called Moses back and asked him to remove the locusts. God sent a very strong west wind and blew the locust into the Red Sea, and then, Pharaoh changed his mind and wouldn't let the people go!
9. Exodus 10:22 Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven again, and there was darkness over the land of Egypt. It was so dark; the Egyptians couldn't see their hand in front of them! Darkness for three days and they didn't leave their houses. God's people had light in their homes! (I think for a visual, it would be better to use a black piece of cardstock/construction paper.)
Pharaoh is getting more upset. He will not let the people go, and he told Moses that "If I see your face again, you will die!" Moses replied that Pharaoh would not ever see him again.
10. Exodus 12:29 God told Moses that there would be one more plague. And, then Pharaoh would let the people go. We will continue this next week and finish the 10 plagues! Pharaoh will finally allow the Israelites to leave Egypt!
For today's handouts, I used some of the ideas from Nicole 
6. Boils I purchased the dot stickers found in the school department at Target. I used the yellow ones, used a sharpie to make big red dots, then added a white dot on top for the puss.
7. Hail I bought plastic golf balls at Wal Mart. Nicole used ping pong balls, which I had in my hand, but the golf balls were a little cheaper and did not have the writing on them.
8. Locusts I made locusts for this one, using Nicole's idea. I wondered why they were brown, but after researching, they appear to be brown. I used the mini clothespins, instead of the regular size. To make the locust with the mini clothespins, you need:
1 pkg. brown Chenille Stems
1 pkg. Mini Spring Clothespins
1 pkg. 6 mm Wiggle Eyes
Brown Paint
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Paint the clothespins first and let dry. I cut the Chenille stems 1 1/2" for the antennae. I folded the stem in half and opened the clothespin. I glued the antennae to the inside of the clothespin and pointed the ends forward. I glued the eyes to the Chenille stem on each side of the 'face'.
The legs are 2 1/2". I added these next. I folded the stem in half, then bent each end in half again. I glued the middle to the bottom of the clothespin, with the ends "legs/feet" facing down.
The back legs are bent in half and glued to the back end of the clothespin on each side.
9. Darkness. This is the last plague today, and, again, using Nicole's idea, I found a 12 pack of sunglasses at Party City.
Each week for the 3 weeks we are studying the 10 Plagues, there will be a different take-home project. Last week was the artist palette (which we are using for the 3 weeks) or you could make the paper plate project. This week is a printable for education cubes. Print, cut and insert into the sections, and then you have a memory game for the 10 Plagues! You could use them as cards to put them in order also. You can have the kids number them and put them on rings to review. Print it here.
If you do not have the education cubes, but really want to play the game, you can print this one. This is a set of dice for you to print and put together. I think I would find a square to put inside so it holds it's shape though. You can print that one here.
This is today's cut & glue picture to color. I print the backgrounds on different color cardstock, and the pictures for the students to cut are on regular paper. You can print it here.
Here is the same picture, but is a picture to color (no cutting).
You can see all the Moses cut & glue pictures to color here.
All of the 45 visuals are not shown.

Click here to download the pictures to color.
(These are the same as the visuals but are black & white.)
Click here to print.

You can find all the Moses worksheets here.
We marked our Moses map for his travels. You can find more information here.

Bible Verse: Exodus 9:1 

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission.
Here is a 10 Plagues song that can be printed, laminated and used as a flipchart, book, visual or bulletin board decoration. You can print it here.
Click here to download the black & white version.

Here is a mini book for the 10 plagues. You can print it here.
For directions on how to fold and cut the above mini book, please click here.
For more on the 10 plagues, please look here.


  1. Excellent teaching material. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the comment and thanks for hosting the link up!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you hosting the link up!

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    1. If you want to use it as a cube, the students roll it and answer the question, or tell what it is and what day the plague was on. It's a fun, different way to review. The printables can also be put in a basket or container. The students can pick one and answer the question or name the plague and the day. You can ask any additional questions to extend the learning.

  4. Debbie, Thank-you so much for all your hard work...My children love these crafts and worksheets (and it keeps them occupied in class). They are learning so much! You have also made preparing a lesson so much easier when we haven't any materials. There are not that many children in church as there once was. You have made my job in teaching easier!!

  5. How do I print the lesson for the early elementary grades. I don't see where I can. Thanks

    1. Sorry, the older posts do not have the printable lesson available. That was added later. You can copy/paste to a Word doc, delete the items you don't want and print that way. You can download this one @ to use as an example. It is on Word with Calibri size 14 so you can make any changes that suit you.


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