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Take me to the lessonsIt includes a terrific Exodus Art Workshop, among other creative lessons.

Note: Different churches break up the Story of Moses in different ways. Some of the following Exodus lessons/ideas may also include other parts of the Exodus story. You may also find additional Exodus lessons/ideas in the other Exodus story forums here at

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Art Workshop

Summary of Lesson Activities:

Making tambourines like those of Miriam & Moses.

"What do we praise God for?"

Lesson Objective:

From this rotation the children will learn more about the stories of Moses and Miriam.


Scripture Reference:

Exodus Chapters 14 & 15

Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Gather the materials.
  • Try the project.

Materials List:

  • Paper Plates
  • Markers
  • Hole Puncher
  • Bells 
  • Ribbon
  • Navy Beans




Opening-Welcome and Lesson Introduction:
Welcome the students and tell them that during this rotation we are continuing to study the stories about Moses from the Old Testament. Ask the students what they know about the story of Moses – they are likely to know about the story – praise them for knowing about the important story of Moses and the 10 Commandments.

Ask the children if they remember about Moses and the Hebrews crossing the Red sea. Remind them how God parted the waters so that the Hebrews could go through the sea, but then closed the waters and drowned the Pharaoh’s army that was chasing them.

Tell them that after the Hebrews were saved from the Pharaoh’s army Moses and Miriam (Moses’ sister) sang a song of praise to God.


Dig-Main Content and Reflection:

Read Exodus 15: 1-21 Miriam/Moses Song (the children can take turns reading)

1. What does it feel like to get to the end of a long journey?
2. To win a big game?
3. To past an important test? Turn in a school project?
4. When we praise God in worship, what are we glad is over? turned out right? didn't happen?
5. Do Moses and Miriam know the journey is over? Do the people?
6. What's ahead of them?
7. So WHY are they praising God?
8. What's that commandment about the Sabbath? (Point out that God knew we needed "relief" about every 7 days. We were to stop worrying, planning, working, and relax, and praise God.

After discussions....

We are going to make tambourines like those of Miriam and Moses.

Give each child two strong paper plates and tell the children to decorate using markers the paper plate on both sides with pictures or words from the events of Moses and the Exodus.

Have them pick a KEY VERSE or IMAGE out of Miriam/Moses' Song and put it on one side of the plate. Use words as well as images. On the other side, suggest they do a SELF PORTRAIT of themselves relieved, rescued, ready for the next step in their journey.

After both sides of the paper plate are decorated, have each child punch with the hole puncher 10 holes around the edge of the plate (as equally spaced as they can).

Give each child 10 bells and some colorful thin ribbon. The children can tie the bells to the paper plate with the colorful ribbons. The ribbon also holds the two plates together.

Prior to tying the last few ribbons through the holes, give children some small hard beans (navy beans work) and put in between plates. Then seal.

After all students have finished making their tambourines, read Exodus 15:1-18 again, with the children sounding their tambourines between each verse!

Conclude by saying a "list of things worthy of our praise". Have the children "vote" on these things by shaking their tambourine, or shaking their heads 'no'. Use differences in voting as an opportunity for discussion.

Tambourine Question Examples:

  • God is with us through all our troubles! (shake!)
  • We should pray to God when we're in trouble. (shake!)
  • We should ask God to save us from doing difficult things (no! explain)
  • We give God praise by serving others (shake)
  • We give God praise by the way we act to our family members (shake)
  • We give God praise by show people how good we are (no!) ...explain.

Other things to turn into Tambourine Questions:

  • Should we thank God for smiting our enemies?
  • By what we wear?
  • Which church we go to?
  • By hanging out only with good people?
  • By knowing answers to the teacher's questions?

--keep going on this list!




Have the children assist with the cleanup and end with a prayer.


A lesson written by member "Rev Jeff".


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Moses & the Parting of the Red Sea

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Summary of Lesson Activities:

Painting stained glass.

Scripture Reference:

Exodus 14:10-31

Materials List:

  • “The Plagues Song” CD; Lyrics to hand out to each student (see for song details
  • Paint brushes
  • Stained glass paints
  • Simulation liquid leading
  • Colouring picture of Moses parting the Red Sea (will trace to create leaded outline)
  • 8x10 framed glass leaded picture of Moses parting the Red Sea, one per student.

Teacher preparation:

  • Several weeks before the rotation begins, Red Sea1recruit a group of volunteers to trace out the outline of Moses Parting the Red Sea picture with simulation liquid leading onto 8x10 framed glass.  This will be a time consuming task depending on the number of copies that need to be made.
  • Read the Scripture passages prayerfully, asking God to show you what He has to say to you and to those He’s given you to teach.
  • Read the Biblical Explanation and Background, and think about what concepts you need to teach.
  • Prepare the necessary materials.


Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

Open with a prayer.

Dig-Main Content and Reflection:

Teach about Moses and the Exodus, briefly recapping the background from Exodus chapters 3-4 relating Moses’ call at the burning bush and return to Egypt. If it is past the first Sunday of this rotation, first ask the children to relate what they’ve already learned about Moses and the Exodus in other workshops.

Say: The book of Exodus recounts how God sent Moses to Egypt to free his people from slavery.  Moses came with a message to Pharaoh, “Let my people God.”  But Pharaoh refused to free the Hebrew slaves.  So God sent 10 plagues upon Egypt to not only show the Egyptians that He is the true God, but to convince Pharaoh to let His people go.  Today, we’re going to sing a fun song to help us learn what plagues God sent upon Egypt.

“The Plagues Song”

Teach about the 10 plagues that God sent down upon Egypt with by having the kids sing along to the fun song, “The Plagues Song” sung to the tune of “This Old Man”.

Say: After the 10th plague, Pharaoh let the Hebrews go.  Moses led the people out of Egypt as far as the Red Sea.  Then suddenly, the Hebrews discovered that Pharaoh had a change or heart.  He was chasing them with his entire army to kill all of God’s people who were trapped between him and the Red Sea.  (Read Exodus 14:10-31 to the class)


  • How did the people react when they discovered that Pharaoh’s army had them trapped at the edge of the Red Sea? (Afraid: they thought Moses had brought them there to die.)
  • How did Moses respond? (He shared this month’s memory verse Exodus 14:13… “Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today.” (Have kids repeat the memory verse with you.)
  • What did God do to save his people?  (He parted the Red Sea and the Hebrews crossed safely to the other side while the Egyptian army drowned when the water flowed back upon them.)
  • How would you have felt if you’d gotten the chance to walk through the Red Sea that day?  Has God ever helped you get through a big problem that you didn’t think there was a way through? (Let kids answer with their own ideas)

Say: Today, we’re going to paint a stained glass picture of Moses parting the Red Sea to help us remember the Exodus and that God saves His people when we are in trouble.

Have the kids paint the stained glass picture of Moses parting the Red Sea.

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Once all the kids are done.  Close with prayer.


A lesson written by Rev. Ron Shifley from: Scotland United Church of Christ
Scotland, SD, USA

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