2.4. Moses & the Red Sea Crossing

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Moses Crossing the Red Sea has several different parts to it that can be divided into separate lessons. I combine them only to be able to squeeze more Bible people into the year that we have the students. This is lesson 4 in the second quarter.
Last week we learned about Moses going to Egypt with his brother Aaron. Moses and Aaron told Pharaoh to let the Hebrew people leave Egypt, but Pharaoh said no. God said He would show His power by sending the plagues. There were 10 of them: water turned to blood, frogs, lice, flies, animals died, people had boils, hail with thunder and fire, locusts, solid darkness for three days and the firstborn died.
Pharaoh finally decided to let the people go. Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron to leave Egypt and they packed up that night and left Egypt. There were a lot of people and animals!
How did Moses and the people know where to go? God led them! During the day, He went in front of them in a pillar of cloud, and to lead the way at night, He went in a pillar of fire to give them light.
Pharaoh decided to go after the people! He wanted them to return to Egypt! The Israelites were really scared when they saw Pharaoh’s army coming after them, but Moses said that God would fight for them. The cloud went between the Israelites and the Egyptians. The Egyptians couldn’t follow at night, because it was dark from the cloud and the Israelites had light from the cloud!
Moses stretched out his hand over the Red Sea and God sent a very strong wind from the east. The water rose up and divided and the Israelites walked across the Red Sea on dry land!
There was a wall of water on each side of them as they crossed!
All the Egyptians followed them, but God wanted to slow them down.  God made their wheels stick and fall off and they couldn’t drive them! 
Moses stretched his hand back over the water and the water went back down. The Red Sea covered all the Egyptian men and chariots!
God saved the people again! They believed in God and trusted Moses to lead them. (Found in Exodus 13:20-14:31)

I set up this Red Sea for the kids to walk over and they could pick up a shell from the dry land. As they are walking across, we hold the blue 'water' and shake it so it looks like the sea.
I also made these and we led the kids around the room, then stopped at our 'Red  Sea' display above. You can see more and download it here.
I used this poster for the pillar of cloud and fire. Click here to download.
Print 1 of page 2 on regular paper. Use as a template to cut the dry ground from Kraft cardstock, brown cardstock or brown construction paper. Glue to the center of a 9” blue paper plate. Allow to dry, then fold up the sides of the paper plate like you see above (it will look like a flat bottomed taco).
The wall of Red Sea water can be up when Moses has the staff up or down when Moses has the staff down. Just turn Moses around to re-tell the Bible facts. The kids added fish stickers to the sides of the plate for the water.  Click here to print.
Click here to download the pictures to color.
(These are the same as the visuals but are black & white.)
Click here for the lesson, printables & more for early elementary ages.

Click here to see the Magnetic Board Visuals.

1 comment

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your work! I am not by nature a creative person, but can follow directions well :) May the Lord bless you!


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