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K-2 Catechism: Moses And The Burning Bush

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Weekly Lesson Plan: Moses and the Burning Bush-Exodus 3:1-22 Start the lesson, gather the children together in a circle and introduce them to the story of Moses and the Burning Bush. Let them know that this story is from the Bible and it teaches us about how God spoke to Moses and called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Show them a picture of a burning bush and ask if they are familiar with the story. Encourage them to listen attentively to the story and reflect on the lessons they can learn from it. Lesson Focus 1: God's Call to Moses In this lesson, students will explore the story of God's call to Moses, as found in the book of Exodus. They will learn about Moses' initial reluctance to accept God's call and his eventual obedience. The lesson will highlight the significance of God's call and how it relates to the concept of faith and trust in God's plan. Teaching this lesson is important because it provides students with a profound example of God's faithfulness and the transformative power of obedience. By studying Moses' journey, students can learn valuable lessons about the importance of listening to God's call and stepping out in faith, even in the face of uncertainty or fear. This lesson can inspire students to reflect on their own lives and consider how they can respond to God's call in their own unique ways. It also encourages students to trust in God's plan and recognize that He equips and empowers those He calls. Overall, this lesson serves as a reminder of the importance of faith and obedience in our relationship with God.

Read-aloud: "The Jesus Storybook Bible: God To The Rescue" by Sally Lloyd-Jones Discuss the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, emphasizing how God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Talk about how Moses initially doubted himself but eventually trusted in God's plan. Ask the children to share times when they felt unsure or afraid, and discuss how they can trust in God's guidance.


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Arts and Crafts Activity: Burning Bush Art

Provide each child with a large piece of green construction paper, red and yellow tissue paper, and glue. Instruct the children to tear the red and yellow tissue paper into small pieces.

Have them glue the tissue paper onto the green construction paper to create a fiery effect, resembling the burning bush. Encourage the children to be creative and add additional elements to their artwork, such as Moses or the Israelites.


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Lesson Focus 2: Obeying God's Commands


In this lesson, students will explore the importance of obeying God's commands, using the story of Moses and the Burning Bush as a reference. They will learn about Moses' initial resistance to God's command to confront Pharaoh and demand the release of the Israelites, and how his obedience ultimately led to the liberation of his people. This lesson aims to teach students the significance of following God's instructions and the positive outcomes that can result from obedience. Teaching this lesson is important because it emphasizes the value of obedience in our relationship with God. By studying Moses' example, students can understand that obedience is not always easy, but it is necessary for fulfilling God's plan and experiencing His blessings. This lesson also encourages students to reflect on their own lives and consider areas where they may struggle with obedience. By teaching the importance of obeying God's commands, students can develop a deeper understanding of their faith and strive to align their actions with God's will.

Read-aloud: "The Story of Moses and The Ten Commandments" by Patricia A. Pingry Discuss how Moses obeyed God's commands and went to Pharaoh to ask for the Israelites' freedom. Talk about the importance of listening to God and following His instructions. Ask the children to share times when they had to obey someone's instructions and how it made them feel.



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Physical Activity: Red Sea Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course in an open area, using cones, hula hoops, and other safe materials. Explain to the children that they will pretend to be the Israelites crossing the Red Sea, just like Moses led them. Instruct them to navigate through the obstacle course, following your directions and pretending to part the "Red Sea." Encourage the children to have fun and use their imagination during the activity. Lesson Focus 3: Trusting in God's Plan In lesson focus 3, students will explore the importance of trusting in God's plan, using the story of Moses and the Burning Bush as a reference. They will learn about how Moses and the Israelites had to trust in God's guidance and provision as they journeyed through the wilderness towards the Promised Land. This lesson aims to teach students the significance of trusting in God's plan even when faced with challenges or uncertainties. Teaching this lesson is important because it helps students understand that trusting in God's plan is essential in our relationship with Him. By studying Moses' example, students can learn that even when things seem difficult or uncertain, God is faithful and will provide for His people. This lesson also encourages students to reflect on their own lives and consider times when they have had to trust in God's plan. By teaching the importance of trusting in God's plan, students can develop a deeper faith and learn to rely on God's guidance in all aspects of their lives.

Read-aloud: "Moses & The Pharaoh" by Alice Joyce Davidson Discuss how Moses and the Israelites trusted in God's plan, even when they faced challenges. Talk about how God provided for them in the wilderness and led them to the Promised Land. Ask the children to share times when they had to trust in God's plan, and discuss how it turned out. Recipe: Moses' Manna Snack


Ingredients:

- Graham crackers

- Honey

- Small plastic cups


graham crackers and honey

Instructions:

1. Give each child a plastic cup and a few graham crackers.

2. Instruct them to break the graham crackers into small pieces and place them in the cup.

3. Drizzle honey over the graham crackers to represent the manna that God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness.

4. Mix the graham crackers and honey together, and enjoy the sweet treat as a reminder of God's provision.


Note: Make sure to check for any food allergies before preparing the recipe.


Review the key points of the story, emphasizing God's call to Moses, the importance of obeying God's commands, and the significance of trusting in God's plan.

Encourage the children to share what they have learned and how they can apply these lessons in their own lives.

End the lesson with a prayer, thanking God for His guidance and asking for His help in trusting His plans for us. Moses and the Burning Bush - Exodus 3:1-22


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