2.3. Moses & the 10 Plagues

Friday, May 19, 2017
There is so much to this lesson and so much fun for the kids to learn! The 10 Plagues is lesson 3 in the second quarter of our Bible study with preschoolers.

God talked to Moses at the burning bush. God told Moses that he was to return to Egypt. Moses was going to talk to Pharaoh for God. Moses took his family and went with his brother Aaron to Egypt.
Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and when Pharaoh said to show him a miracle, Aaron threw down his staff and it turned into a snake! Pharaoh called in his magicians, and they turned their staffs into snakes, too, except Aaron’s snake ate all their snakes. 
God sent the 10 plagues to show Pharaoh the power of God. They are:
1. Exodus 7:17 water into blood: God told Moses and Aaron to meet Pharaoh at the river in the morning. Aaron used his staff to hit the water and all the water in Egypt turned to blood. All fish died and they couldn’t drink the water.

2. Exodus 8:6 frogs…everywhere: Seven days later Aaron held his staff over the river. God made frogs come and they covered everything!
Pharaoh said have God take them away and I will let the people go. All the frogs died except for the ones by the river. Pharaoh wouldn’t let the people go, so God sent the next plague.
3. Exodus 8:17 lice on all people and animals: Aaron used his staff to hit the dirt. When he did, it turned to lice! The lice were all over the people and the animals.
4. Exodus 8:24 swarms of flies: Since Pharaoh wouldn’t let the Hebrew people go, God sent flies. Lots of flies! But the flies were only in the Egyptian homes. When God took the flies away, Pharaoh still didn’t let the people go.

5. Exodus 9:6 God made all the Egyptian livestock animals (oxen, sheep, horses, donkeys, camels) sick and they died. None of the Hebrew animals were sick.
6. Exodus 9:10 boils on all the people and animals: God told Moses to take ashes from the furnace. Moses tossed the ashes in the air and when the ashes fell to the ground, it turned to painful boils and sores on the Egyptian people.
7. Exodus 9:23 God sent thunder and hail and fire: Moses told Pharaoh that God was going to send hail. It was going to be a strong hail. God told Moses to hold his staff toward heaven. God sent the hail with thunder.  
The animals and people that were outside when the hail came down died. The hail broke the trees and plants.
8. Exodus 10:14 locusts: God sent a wind from the east. The wind brought locust. Lots and lots of locusts. Locusts are like grasshoppers. There were so many, the land was dark with them, and they ate EVERYTHING green! All the fruit, grass, trees. Everything! God sent another wind from the west and took all the locust away. Pharaoh wouldn’t let the people go.
9. Exodus 10:22 Thick darkness for three days: God told Moses to stretch out his staff toward heaven. It became dark. Really dark. For three days!  So dark the Egyptians stayed in their homes!
10. Exodus 12:29 firstborn died: God went out about midnight and all the Egyptian firstborn died, even the firstborn animals. The Hebrew put blood from a lamb on the doorframe (top & sides) and God passed over their home.
Pharaoh finally let the people go. Next week we will learn about God continuing to watch over the people after they left Egypt.
Please note: This is such a long lesson. I usually divide it when teaching early elementary ages but didn't want to get too in depth for preschoolers.
This download includes the color and black & white set of the 10 Plagues. I printed them onto cardstock, cut them out. I glued the label on the paper bag and put the plagues cards inside. I also added these hands on items: plastic snake, 1. plastic fish, plastic frogs, 3. rice, 4. plastic flies (find during Halloween), 5. animals, 6. Band-Aid, 7. white pompom, 8. clothespin locust, 9. square of black cardstock, 10. door (see here).
To use as a review, you can print 2 sets and have students match the cards and tell you what the card represents. If you add any extras, they can match items to the correct day. Click here to download.
This is a really cute song for the 10 Plagues with visuals/flip chart.
Click here to download the black & white version.
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Click here to download the pictures to color.
(These are the same as the visuals but are black & white.)
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    Thanks again
    Ms Missy

    1. Thank you Ms Missy for your comment and I appreciate you visiting. I am so glad you have found things you can use here. Debbie


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