Moses #1 (early life)



  1. Students should be able to tell the story of the baby Moses and his salvation on the Nile.
  2. Students 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. Story is also in God is With Us pages 22-25.


  1. 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 knew 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. Make the “Star of David” for the Jesse Tree: This will be made much like a “God’s Eye”. Take 3 craft sticks for each student and gold or yellow yarn. It’s easiest to glue the sticks together crossing in the middle to make 6 points early in class so they’ll be a bit dry when beginning to wrap the yarn. Glue down the end of the yarn and move around the star, wrapping the yarn around each of the 6 points in turn. Just keep going and going until there’s only an inch of each end showing. The ends can be painted gold (or spray them with the tree). Glue to top of tree.


  1. Close with prayer. Ask God to take away our fear. Pray for any specific fears the students have voiced.