Today’s bible crafts are centered around teaching the story of Moses. Moses wrote the first 5 books of the bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy but teaching the events surrounding Moses begin in the book of Exodus chapter 2. The events are long so I only chose a few crafts to focus on.
These crafts can be used for children ages 3 and up.
- Moses as a baby in the basket on the river (Exodus Chapter 2). Place a doll wrapped with a towel, in a basket. Lay the basket in a container or tub of water.
- Moses’ rod that he so frequently used to perform miracles. The rod is made from popsicle sticks glued together. We then added some glue and sprinkled it with glitter.
Examples of Moses’ rod turning into a serpent.
- Exodus 4:1-4 – He casts his rod down which turned in to a serpent (we used a plastic toy snake for this).
- And in Exodus 7:10-13 – Aaron, Moses’ brother, casts the rod down before Pharaoh and again, it turned into a serpent.
- The ten plagues: Begin reading from Exodus 7:14 and continue all the way to Exodus 12:31. To print the printable below in PDF, click on this link The Ten Plagues.
Popsicle stick puppets made from the printable above. Follow the instructions on the above printable to complete this craft.
Crossing of the red sea – Found in Exodus Chapter 14. Below is a simple craft with construction paper.
Layer a blue sheet of construction paper on a flat surface. Cut out a rectangular piece of brown construction paper and glue it in the middle of the blue construction paper. Draw and cut shapes of ocean water from another sheet of blue construction paper. Glue them on opposite sides of the brown construction paper. You could also use small toy people to show how they crossed.
- The ten commandments in Exodus 20. To print the printable below in PDF, click this link The Ten Commandments.
Although we made this hand craft for the ten commandments, it’s not my original idea. I spotted it somewhere on the internet. I’ve searched the internet to see if I could find the original source to give credit to but I just cannot find it. But it’s definitely a great idea for displaying the 10 commandments.
We used acrylic paint to make the hand shapes. Cut out the commandments from the printable above and glued each one to a finger.
These are all the crafts we did to try to explain Moses to a 3 year old toddler. Here is a look at the other posts in through this series.
We hope you are enjoying these bible stories and crafts with us.