Sunday School Fun Zone Series: The Life of Moses

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Moses Part 1 - Little Baby Moses in a Little Baby Basket Free Baby Moses crafts, activities and lesson with free coloring book pictures and story pictures! Moses Part 2 - God Keeps His People Safe! (Burning Bush, 10 Plagues) Moses Part 3 - God Cares For His People! (Red Sea, manna, 10 Commandments)
Moses Part 1 - Little Baby Moses in a Little Baby Basket
Free Baby Moses lesson - This lesson is provided free for you to print and make copies for your preschool or Sunday school class. See conditions of use page for other uses. For this Sunday School lesson, the key concept of this lesson is: God watches over me all the time. Other Concepts include: God isn't sleeping; he is watching over me. God has a great plan for me. There are free Baby Moses activities as well: free Baby Moses pretend play activity, a Baby Moses action rhyme, and a free Moses game for toddlers to go with this lesson, as well as free Baby Moses crafts, Circle Talk Time and prayer. You will have access to all of the printable resources shown on this page when you join Sunday School Fun Zone!
Free Samples of Baby Moses Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Crafts, Sunday School Lesson Story Pages in Color, and coloring book pages
Free printable little Baby Moses picture to color  to go with the Baby Moses sunday school lesson.
Baby Moses craft for kids - Peek behind the grass to see Miriam watching over Baby Moses.
Baby Moses craft for kids - Peek behind the grass to see Miriam watching over Baby Moses.
Baby Moses crafts for preschool kids - Children color baby Moses and insert him in the basket.
Free printable little Baby Moses picture to color to go with the Baby Moses Sunday school lesson. Baby Moses craft for kids - Peek behind the grass to see Miriam watching over Baby Moses. Baby Moses craft for kids - Peek behind the grass to see Miriam watching over Baby Moses. See Baby Moses craft instructions below. Baby Moses crafts for preschool kids - Children color baby Moses and insert him in the basket. See Baby Moses craft instructions below.
Reproducible coloring book picture of Baby Moses' mother holding him.
Sunday school pictures to color - Free, reproducible coloring book picture of the princess holding baby Moses.
Free printable story book picture of princess holding Baby Moses when she found him in the river.
 
Free reproducible coloring book picture of Baby Moses' mother holding him.
Sunday school pictures to color - Free, reproducible coloring book picture of the princess holding baby Moses.
Free printable story book picture of princess holding Baby Moses when she found him in the river. This picture can also be used as a Moses bulletin board picture.
 
Baby Moses Toddler / Preschool Activities
There is a pretend play activity, a rhyme or song with actions, a game or second activity, and snack idea to to with this lesson
Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, which can also be used as bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler / preschool bible crafts related to the lesson, and bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone
For the new Baby Moses lesson, crafts and actviities for preschoolers, visit our sister site: Bible Kids Fun Zone. It has a Bible story play set with baby Moses and Miriam characters, and tall grass picture to stand up.

 

Baby Moses Toddler Crafts
Miriam Watching craft page Where's Baby Moses Craft: (Finished sample picture coming soon). (For use with Baby Moses Craft). Prep: Print and make copies of craft page. Cut sheets of construction paper large enough to cover baby Moses vertically and horizontally (about 8-1/2" X 5-1/2"). Cut slits in construction paper vertically to make "grass", but leave 1" at the bottom so you can staple it on. Craft: Children color the craft page. Write names on back. Then, staple the "grass" to the bottom of the craft page to cover up baby Moses. Curl back grass a little to make it look like grass.
Green or brown construction paper (1/2 sheet per child).
Staples/stapler
Crayons/markers
Scissors
 
 
Baby Moses craft page Moses in Baby Basket craft: Prep: Print and make copies of craft page. Cut apart pictures. If Using fabric. Prep: Print craft page. Cut apart pictures. (Before making copies of Baby Moses, put two on a page). Use basket as a pattern to cut from baskets from fabric, cutting out bottom half of oval also. Craft: Children color baby, basket. Help them cut out baby Moses and cut out bottom half of oval of the basket. Insert Baby Moses first, then glue edges only of basket (so baby can be taken out), onto sheet of blue construction paper, or white paper. Color waves if using white paper. Glue on green strips of construction paper for grass or draw with crayons.
Jute fabric or other loosely woven fabric - optional
Scissors
Crayons/markers
Blue and green construction paper
In addition for Method 2:
Blue construction paper
Glue sticks
 

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LESSON: Little Baby Moses in a Little Baby Basket

Concepts Children Learn:
Main Concept: God watches over me all the time.
Other Concepts:
God isn't sleeping; he is watching over me.
God has a great plan for me.

Prep: Have a children's bible marked with today's Bible verse to read at the beginning. Print the story pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. You can use the princess picture in color if you wish, or use it as a mini-poster to decorate the room. The numbers in parentheses tell you what Story Page to hold up while you are telling the story. (You don't need to read the words on the actual story pages. They are for use as posters or coloring pages). Only read words that are not in parentheses for the lesson. The words in parentheses tell you what actions you do. The words in italics rhyme.

LESSON: Little Baby Moses in a Little Baby Basket

Bible Verse: Joshua 1:5. Other verses used as reference for the lesson: Exodus 1:1 - 2:10.

(1) See the people in this picture? These people look sad, don't they? They are Israelites. They are the Hebrew slaves. They work for the mean king of Egypt. Sometimes the king's bad men hurt the slaves. They make the slaves work too hard. Do you think God sees the slaves working so hard? Do you think God is sleeping? No, God is not sleeping. (Shake head "no"). He is watching over his people. They are his people, and he loves them so much. The Hebrew slaves are so sad that they cry out to God to help them. And, God hears their prayers. He already knows they need help. And, he plan to save the Hebrew people from the mean king. It will all happen at the right time. (Shake head "yes"). But, for now, God blesses the Hebrew people. He gives them lots and lots of children! They have so many children that the king is afraid. The king is afraid that if they have more children they will try to fight him. So the King made a law that all the Hebrew baby boys had to be thrown into the river! Can you imagine! The mean king wants to kill the baby boys!

(2) Look at this Hebrew woman. (Point to mother). She has a little baby boy named Moses! (Point to baby Moses). His mother is afraid because the king wants to hurt all of the little baby boys. His mother loves him so much! How can she protect him from the mean king? She has an idea. She will make him a little baby basket. She puts little Baby Moses in the little baby basket! See? The little basket is just his size!

(3) Then, she takes little Baby Moses in his little baby basket down to the river. She lays the little basket in the water, and hides it in the tall grass. Now he will be safe from the mean king. The little basket rocks back and forth as it floats on the water. Can you show me how a little basket rocks, like this? (Lock your arms together and rock them back and forth). Back and forth, back and forth, the little basket rocks on the water. I hope little baby Moses doesn't cry. Because if he cries, the king's bad men may find him and hurt him. (Speak in a whisper, and hold your finger up to your lips:) Sh-h-h little baby Moses. Don't make a sound! Sleep little Baby Moses. You can go right to sleep because God is not sleeping. God is watching over you!

(4 or craft page) His sister, Miriam, is curious. She hides behind the tall grass and watches to see what happens to her little baby brother in the basket as he floats on the river. But, I don't see the little basket. I wonder where it went? Let's peek behind this tall grass and see what we can see: (Pull down the tall grass if using craft) Oh! There's little Baby Moses in his little baby basket! Now Miriam can see him! She watches her baby brother from close by. She loves him so much. Maybe it will be her turn to help soon.

(5) Look what happens now! This is the king's daughter. She is the princess. She comes down to the river to take a bath. She sees the little basket floating on the river. What could be over there in that little basket, she wonders. One of her helpers goes to get the basket. She brings it to the princess and opens the basket. "Its a baby!" she says. Now little Baby Moses is crying! But, little baby Moses is going to be o.k. because God is watching over him. God hears his cries! The princess loves little baby Moses the minute she sees him! She wants a baby of her own. So, she decides to keep little baby Moses! But she needs a woman to help her take care of him while he is little. Who could the princess get to help her?

Now its Miriam's turn to help! She runs over to the princess and tells her, "I know someone who can help take care of the baby for you! Then she asks the princess, "Should I go get her for you?" The princess says "Yes, please get her". Miriam hurries to get her mother, and she brings her mother back to the princess. The princess does not know that this is baby Moses' real mommy. They keep that a secret. (Hold your finger up to your lips:) Sh-h-h...don't tell the secret. So the Princess gives baby Moses back to his own mother to take care of him while he is little. How happy baby Moses' mother is now! Now little Baby Moses is safe with his mother and she can take care of him! Now the mean king won't hurt him.

When Baby Moses got a little bigger, his mother takes him to go live with the Princess and the King. Little Moses must be scared in that big palace. His family is not with him, he is there by himself with people he does not know. But, God is watching over him. He will be o.k. God has great plans for little Moses. The End. Now let's talk about the story:

CIRCLE TIME: (What does this mean for me?)

Some times we wonder where God is when things happen that we don't like. Is God sleeping? we wonder? But God is not sleeping. He is watching over you. He cares about every little thing that happens to you. He doesn't miss a thing. Even when you are busy playing or working, God is watching over you.

In the story, baby Moses' mother had to hide him from the king's bad men. If the mean king found him, he would've been thrown into the river! But, God didn't let that happen because God had a great plan for baby Moses. Even while little baby Moses was in his little baby basket all by himself, God was in control, and God was watching over him. Sometimes for us, scary things happen too. Sometimes, bad things happen that we don't like. But, God loves you so much that he cares about everything that happens to you. He will be with you no matter what happens. God loves to hear your prayers. He wants you tell him what you are afraid of, and if you are happy or sad. He wants to know what you like and what you don't like. He wants to know when you are scared and when you need his help. So, the next time you are scared, just ask him to help you. He is always ready to help you. He loves to help his special little children. And, each one of you is so special to God. He has a great plan for you life too, just like he had for baby Moses!

Do you remember how baby Moses' mother took him to live with the princess when he got a little bigger? That must've been scary for him to go live in a new place. He was probably about the same age as you. He had to go live with people who were not his mom or dad! Maybe some of you live with someone who is not your mom or dad. But, God watched over Moses when he lived with the princess. And, God will be with you and watch over you even if you live with somebody else, too. Just like our Bible verse says, God promises he will never leave you. So when you turn out your light tonight and go to sleep, just remember God never goes to sleep. He is watching over you. You can sleep tight knowing that he loves you so much! And, when you wake up in the morning and you say a prayer, God is still right there watching over you in the morning, waiting to hear your prayers. The End.

Transition: Now we have a prayer we can say. Let's bow our heads, close our eyes and fold our hands. I'll say the words first and give you time to say them after me.

PRAYER: Dear God,

Thank you that

Thank you for

no matter who I live with
loving me so much! you will be watching over me.
Thank you for Thank you for the
watching over me great plans you have for me.

and hearing my prayers.

In Jesus' name, Amen.
Transition: Now we have some fun crafts and activities that go with this lesson. (Go To Activities Page for Week 24 activities). Go to Crafts Page for Week 24 craft activities.

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TODDLER ACTIVITIES AND GAMES - Lesson 24 - God Watched Over Baby Moses! (Moses Part 1)

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Pretend Play Activity - Let's Pretend We're Watching Baby Moses.

Needed to Do the Activity:

How To Do The Activity: Pick 4 children to play the following parts, Moses' mother, Miriam, Princess, Princess' helper. If they are too shy to act out the part alone, you can just have a few of the children do each part together. Use an assistant if you have one. Show 'Moses' mother' how to give him his bottle before he goes on his "river adventure". Tell the children now his mother has to save Baby Moses from the mean king. Say, "Look at the nice basket she made! Its all ready for baby Moses". Show the 'mother' how to put him inside, and tuck his blanket around him. Then tell her where to set him in the river (middle of the floor). Show 'Miriam' how to watch him from the side, and follow him, as you slowly move baby Moses down 'the river'. Have the 'princess' and 'her helper' go 'down to the river'. The 'princess' points to the basket and says, "Look, what's that?" and asks 'her helper' to go get it for her. The 'helper' goes and gets the baby basket. The 'princess' takes out baby Moses and hugs him and says, "What a beautiful baby. I want to keep him!" 'Miriam' comes up and says, "I know someone who can help you take care of him!" The 'princess' says, "yes, go". 'Miriam' runs to get the mother. They come back, and the 'princess' gives Moses back to the 'mother'. They take him home and feed him. Repeat activity to give other children a chance to join in.

Dolls (boy dolls are better)
Doll clothes and diapers
Doll bath tubs that rocks or baskets big enough for dolls.
Baby blankets
Baby bottles.
Crown and necklace for princess.

Action Rhyme - Little Baby Moses Floats Upon the Water. This is a rhyme with hand motions. Go through the rhyme (on left column) and actions (corresponding right column) once for the children, then ask them to try to do the rhyme and actions with you.

Sleep little baby, floating on the river. Make a boat by locking arms, move back and forth.
Here's your little blankie; Don't want you to shiver. Hold yourself and move like you are shivering.
Don't be afraid; God is watching over you. Place hands above eyes, as if looking out.
He will always help you, in everything you do. Hold hands out to side.
Little baby Moses, floats upon the water. Make a boat by locking arms, move back and forth.
Who comes to find him, but the king's own daughter! Clap.
She said, "Pretty baby!, I'll keep him as my own!, Point to yourself.
But I need someone to help me, 'til he's a little grown." Put hands together horizontally, then raise top one up.
Sister said, "I know someone, to help you with the child"! Point to yourself.
Princess said "Bring her to me, as she gave a smile! Motion to come.
The princess gave the baby, back to his own mother. With both hands, reach out in front of you, as if giving baby to someone.
To take him in and feed him, love him like no other! Lock arms, move back and forth.
Then when he was older, to the princess he was given. Put hands together horizontally, then raise top one up.
He couldn't see his family, at the place where he was livin'. Shake head "no".
But God was watching little Moses, each and every day! Place hands above eyes, as if looking out.
And God is watching over you, even as you play! Place hands above eyes, as if looking out.
He is always with you, and he will never leave! Hug yourself.
Now its time to pray, let's get down upon our knees. Place hands together to pray, and kneel.
Toddler Game: Little Frogs on Lily Pads
Items Needed: How to Do Play:
11 X 17" green Construction paper

Cut several large lily pad shapes or circles out of the green construction paper. Tape to area of floor where there is a big enough safe playing area. Tell the children that there were probably little frogs in the river where baby Moses was in his basket. They will be the frogs in this game. Show them how to leap like a frog from their legs bent. Tell them that the circles on the floor are the lily pads. Then clap your hands together, with your arms stretched out like alligator jaws. Say, "I'm the alligator that likes to eat little frogs!" But, when you are on the lily pad, you are safe from me. Have them start off on the side of the room. When you make the snapping sound, they have to leap to the lily pads. If they are captured, you pick them up and swing them around a couple times, then lower them into your "home", a corner of the room. But, when the alligator is away, the captured frogs are free to go to another lily pad.

Masking tape.

 

Moses Part 2 - God Keeps His People Safe! (Burning Bush, 10 Plagues)
For fun, interactive Sunday School lesson is the story of how God speaks to Moses through the burning bush and tells him he is to lead the people out of Egypt. The children do hand motions to take part in the 10 plagues, and then goes through how God helped Moses lead the people out of Egypt. There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme, a second activity, and snack idea to to with this lesson, as well as crafts, Circle Talk Time and prayer. The key concept for this lesson are: God keeps his people safe. Other concepts: God keeps me safe. God helped Moses be brave.
Samples of Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Crafts, Sunday School Lesson Story Pages in Color, and coloring book pages
Moses Bible crafts for children - Bug stickers to color for the ten plagues Moses lesson for preschool children.
Reproducible coloring book pictures for Sunday school - Moses leading the people out of Egypt.
Moses picture book for children - Illlustrated story book picture of the burning bush that God spoke to Moses through.
Moses crafts for kids - Stand-up picture of Moses hiding his eyes from the burning bush. This Moses and the burning bush craft is easy enough for preschool children.
Moses Bible crafts for children - Bug stickers to color for the ten plagues Moses lesson for preschool children. Reproducible Moses coloring book pictures for Sunday school - Moses leading the people out of Egypt. Illustrated Moses story book picture of the burning bush that God spoke to Moses through. Moses crafts for kids - Stand-up picture of Moses hiding his eyes from the burning bush. This Moses and the burning bush craft is easy enough for preschool children
Reproducible coloring book picture of a giant fly for the Moses bible story of the 10 plagues.
Moses bible story crafts  for children - Frog craft for kids for the ten plagues bible story.
Reproducible coloring book picture of the plague of frogs for the Moses bible story of the 10 plagues.
Moses craft for children for the Moses bible story. Moses with moveable arms. Moses hides from the burning bush.
Reproducible Moses and the ten plagues coloring book picture of a giant fly for the Moses bible story of the 10 plagues. Moses bible crafts for children - Frog craft for kids for the ten plagues bible story. Reproducible Moses coloring book picture of the plague of frogs for the Moses bible story of the 10 plagues. Moses crafts for children for the Moses bible story. Moses with moveable arms. Moses hides from the burning bush.
Reproducible coloring book picure of grasshopper locust for the Sunday school lesson of Moses and the ten plagues.
Reproducible Bible coloring book picture of Moses speaking to the king of Egypt saying, Let my people go.
Reproducible coloring book picture of grasshopper locust for the Sunday school lesson of Moses and the ten plagues Reproducible coloring book picture of Moses speaking to the king of Egypt saying, Let my people go.  
Toddler / Preschool Moses and the ten plagues activities / Moses and the burning bush activities
There is a pretend play activity, a rhyme or song with actions, a game or second activity, and snack idea to to with this Moses lesson
Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, which can also be used as bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler / preschool bible crafts related to the lesson, and bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone

 

Moses Part 3 - God Cares For His People! (Moses Leads the people through the Red Sea, God sends manna, 10 commandments)
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For this fun, interactive Sunday School lesson based on the Bible story of how Moses led the people through the Red Sea, how God took care of the people by providing them with manna and quail, and the story of how God gave Moses the 10 commandments. The Moses activities to go with this lesson are: A Moses pretend play activity, a Moses action rhyme, a second activity, and snack idea to to with this lesson, as well as crafts, Circle Talk Time and prayer. The main concept for this Moses Sunday school lesson is: I don't need to be afraid; I can trust God. Other Concepts: God teaches me to love him and love people. God's rules make me happy.
Samples of Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Crafts, Sunday School Lesson Story Pages in Color, and coloring book pages
Reproducible Bible coloring book picture  of children eating manna for the Moses Sunday school lesson for preschool children.
Reproducible Bible story book picture of children eating manna for the interactive Moses Sunday school lesson for toddlers and preschool kids.
Reproducible Bible coloring book picture of Moses parting the Red Sea for the Moses Sunday school lesson for toddlers and preschool children.
Illustrated Moses story book picture of Moses parting the Red Sea for the Moses Sunday school lesson for toddlers and preschool children.
Reproducible Moses Bible coloring book picture of children eating manna for the Moses Sunday school lesson for toddlers and preschool children. Reproducible Moses Bible story book picture of children eating manna for the interactive Moses Sunday school lesson for toddlers and preschool kids. Reproducible Moses Bible coloring book picture of Moses parting the Red Sea for the Moses Sunday school lesson for toddlers and preschool children. Illustrated Moses story book picture of Moses parting the Red Sea for the Moses Sunday school lesson for toddlers and preschool children.
Reproducible Bible coloring book picture of Moses leading the people through the Sea on dry land.
Reproducible Moses Bible coloring book picture of Moses leading the people through the Sea on dry land.
Reproducible Bible coloring book picture of Moses with the 10 commandments. Reproducible Moses Bible coloring book picture of Moses with the 10 commandments.
Toddler / Preschool Activities
There is a pretend play activity, a rhyme or song with actions, a second activity, and snack idea to to with this lesson
Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, which can also be used as bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler / preschool bible crafts related to the lesson, and bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone
For the new Baby Moses lesson, crafts and actviities for preschoolers, visit our sister site: Bible Kids Fun Zone. It has a Bible story play set with baby Moses and Miriam characters, and tall grass picture to stand up.