Moses #1 (early life)



  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.


  1. Tell the story of the early life of Moses from the Beginner’s Bible pages 92-103, the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 73-78, or the Read with Me Bible pages 93-103.

We're adding Moses with the 10 Commandments next week, so the timeline gets a week off. Of course, many of you, because of time constraints, will be putting Moses into a single lesson anyway.


  1. True/False questions:

                       True                                                  False

Moses was of the people of Israel.           Moses was an Egyptian.

Baby Moses floated in a basket.               Baby Moses was found in a bush.

God spoke to Moses in a burning bush.    God spoke to Moses in an apple tree


  1. Role-play the story of baby Moses: Put a baby doll in a basket. Hide it in the classroom. Have the children play Pharaoh’s sister and find the baby.


  1. Try some basket weaving: Cut the

basket form out of a paper plate.

Starting at the bottom, weave in and

out with colored crepe paper twisted

into thin “reeds”. Glue down at the

start and finish of each piece of crepe

paper. You can use more than one color.

When you reach the top of the plate, glue

the last round of twisted paper on top of

the plate to hide it.


  1. Alternate craft idea: Baby Moses

Put a bit of cotton fluff in a half walnut shell (a tiny cup can be used instead).

Cut a circle of fabric. Put small bit of cotton in center of circle.Tie around neck to make baby’s head. Glue on yarn hair and fabric circle bonnet. Place baby in walnut shell basket.

  1. Close with prayer.