Moses #1




  1. Children should be able to tell the story of the baby Moses and his salvation on the Nile.
  2. Children should be able to tell the story of the burning bush.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Scripture Reference: Exodus 2:1-4:20.
  3. Learning Game: Simon says “It’s True” – Line the students against the wall. As you read them a series of True or False statements, the students respond to your questions physically, as in:

If Pharaoh made a law that all newborn Hebrew boys must die, sit down.

If the soldiers killed Jochebed’s baby boy, scratch your head.

If Jochebed hid her son in a basket, touch your ear.

If Pharaoh’s daughter found the basket, touch your toes.

If Pharaoh’s daughter nursed Moses, stick out your tongue.

If Pharaoh’s daughter adopted Moses, put your elbow on your knee.

If Moses killed an Egyptian overseer, cover your eyes.

If Pharaoh did not want to punish Moses, kneel.

If Moses fled to the land of Midian, stand on one foot.

If Moses never married, put both hands on your nose.

If God spoke to Moses on Mt. Horeb, kneel.


  1. Discussion: It took great courage for Jochebed to give up her son. What might have happened if she had refused? God asked Moses to take His people out of Egypt; Moses know this would be a hard thing to do. Has God ever asked you to do something you felt was hard? Moses was afraid to go to Pharaoh. What makes you afraid? Did Moses run away and hide in fear? What do you do when you are afraid?


  1. Baby Moses Craft: Use one infant sock for each child. Stuff with foam stuffing and tie around neck with ribbon and top of head tightly with string or yarn. Draw or embroider face and fold down cap. Use berry basket, chipwood basket, or make a basket from a piece of cardstock, cut on solid lines and folded on dotted lines and taped at the ends. Color outside to look like a basket. Put a bit of cloth, straw, or tissue paper inside the basket, and lay baby Moses in his basket to travel to Pharaoh’s daughter. Too hard? Take a coffee filter for Moses, with cotton ball inside head, tie with rubber band or pipe cleaner around the neck and take a toilet paper tube cut lengthwise for the basket. Decorate the TP tube with masking tape to look like a basket and use the other half as the cover on the basket. 

  1. Close with prayer.