Moses #2 (later life)



  1. Students should learn the 10 plagues in order (all Jewish kids do!).
  2. Students should memorize the 10 commandments.
  3. Students should be able to name Moses as the writer of the books of the Torah, the first 5 books of the Old Testament, and to name them.
  4. Students should be able to identify the Ark of the Covenant and tis contents: The Ten Commandments, Aaron’s rod that budded, golden pot of manna

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Scripture Reference: How about Exodus through Deuteronomy?  There is a summary in God is With Us pages 26-34. Overwhelming? Have the students read these passages in this order:

Exodus 5:1,2,7,8               Exodus 9:10-12           Exodus 14:10-16

Exodus 7:10-12                 Exodus 9:22-24           Exodus 16:13-15        

Exodus 7:20-21                 Exodus 10:13-15         Exodus 20:1-18

Exodus 8:1-3                     Exodus 10:21-23         Exodus 24:15-18

Exodus 8:21-23                 Exodus 12: 21-23        Exodus 32:15-21

Exodus 9:2-5                     Exodus 12:29-32         Exodus 34:1

  1. Learning Game: Name the Order. Write these events on cards and see if the

students can put them in order:

Moses found by Pharaoh’s sister              Egyptian beating Hebrew

      Moses cast out of Egypt                           Moses at Jethro’s well in Midian

      Moses married Zipporah                           The burning bush

      I am Who I Am                                         Bricks without straw

      Nile into blood                                          Frogs

      Gnats                                                         Insects

      Cattle disease                                            Boils and sores

      Hail like fire                                              Locusts

      Darkness over the land                             Passover

      Parting of the Red Sea                              Death of Pharaoh’s army

Manna                                                       Mt. Sinai

10 Commandments                                   Golden Calf

NOW: Find them all on the map! Follow the path of Moses and the Israelites.

  1. Discussion: First look at Moses and Pharaoh – Why was Pharaoh so arrogant? Why was Moses so persistent? Has persistence ever helped you? In athletics? In school? List the situations. Did you ever give up and quit? What did you learn from each experience? What does faith have to do with persistence? For Moses? For you?

Now look at the 10 commandments – Which one seems most important? Least? Why did God give Israel laws? Which is hardest to keep and why?

  1. Make a “Stone Tablet”: Shape a tablet out of silver or gray oven-fired clay. Engrave it with 10 lines of “writing”. Use a sharp point to make a small hole in the center. Bake the clay according to the directions. When cool, thread a string through the hole to hang it.
  2. Close with prayer. Pray for the persistence that leads to success, especially in those areas the students named earlier.