2.5. Moses: Water From a Rock

Friday, June 2, 2017
Water from a rock continues our preschool Bible lessons. It is #5 in the second quarter.
Thank you to Boo AKA Cindy Boothe for permission to share this photo and idea for Moses and water from the rock. She used Betty Luken Bible felts for the background for this diorama and a tabletop fountain. They used a dowel rod/stick to let the children pretend to be Moses 'striking' the rock. Click here to see the water fountain.

Moses is found in the Old Testament in the book of Exodus. God sent Moses to Egypt to talk to Pharaoh. 
When the people left Egypt, God showed them the way with pillar of cloud during the day and the flame at night. When the people needed to cross the Red Sea, God divided the water and they crossed on dry ground.
Moses obeyed God and led the Israelites as they traveled. As they were traveling, they began to get thirsty. There wasn't any water for them to drink!

They complained to Moses “We are so thirsty! We need water!”

Moses asked them, “Why are you complaining to me?” They told Moses that they were so thirsty! Why did they leave Egypt just to suffer in the wilderness? They are thirsty. The animals are thirsty. Their children are thirsty."

Moses asked God for help. Moses told God that the people were so upset they were about to hurt him. What did God want Moses to do?
God told Moses to “Take some of the elders of Israel and go before the people. Take your staff in your hand and I will be with you. Use your staff to hit the rock and water will come out of it. Let the people drink the water from the rock.”
Moses did what God told him to do. He took some of the elders with him. When Moses used his staff to hit the rock, the water came pouring out just like God said.

God took care of the people and next week we will learn more about providing for them.

Lesson found in Exodus 17:1-7
This a one sheet of paper foldable. Print your choice of color or black & white, then fold in half. One side has Moses at the rock, then the other side has Moses with the water pouring from the rock. This is a great way for the students to re-tell the Bible facts they learned. Click here to print.

Please note that these visuals are updated, color corrected, etc. and not exactly as shown above. 


  1. Thank you so much for sharing and presenting the lesson so beautifully

  2. The click here to see lesson and more for early early elementary ages I cant get it to let me load the click doesnt work...and ty soooooo much for all ur hard work here. My children at church are loving it and learning so much!!!!

    1. Thank you for letting me know. You can find it @ https://www.biblefunforkids.com/2013/10/moses-water-from-rock-victory-over.html


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