Baby Moses – Play Through The Bible – Week 6

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Week six of Play Through The Bible focuses on the story of baby Moses. It is a fun story that is always popular with the little ones.

If you haven’t read the introduction to this series yet I recommend going here. For all the plans in one place, go here.


Week Six – Baby Moses

Focus Point

Moses’ mother saved him from Pharaoh by putting him in a basket in the river.

Story Time Tips

  • We focused mainly on the story “The Princess and the Baby” starting on page 84 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook.
  • We took a minute to talk about Pharaoh (on the first page of the story) and how he is the mean guy/bad guy. I did mention that he was the mean guy because he said all the baby boys had to be thrown in the river, but I didn’t dwell on it because I could sense it was a little much for my sensitive hearted 2 1/2 year old.
  • We pretended to be a baby like Moses.

Activity

Wrap your child up in a blanket and put them in a laundry basket to pretend to be baby Moses. Push them for a ride down the “Nile.” If you have it, you could even put a blue blanket under the basket for the water.

Discussion

Parent: “Where did Pharaoh say the baby boys had to go?”

Child: “The river.”

Parent: “Yeah, he was a mean guy! Where did Moses’ mom put him?”

Child: “In a basket.”

Parent: “Yep, she put him in a basket in the river so he’d be safe. Who found him?”

Child: “The princess.”

Parent: “Yep, that’s right. Moses grew up in the palace.”

Daily Craft

Day One – Baby Moses Coloring Page

http://www.toddler-activities-at-home.com/support-files/baby-moses.pdf

Day Two – Floating Down The River

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Materials needed:

  • Brown piece of construction paper
  • Skinny strip of blue construction paper
  • Thicker strip of blue construction paper, cut wavy
  • Short, skinny strip of blue construction paper
  • Brown oval
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comStart by making a little baby Moses figure on the oval. I drew a circle with a simple face and K colored in the rest to look like a blanket.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Put some glue on the back of the wavy blue paper.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Put in down the middle of the brown piece of paper. This will be your “river.”

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Next, glue the skinny piece of blue paper down the middle of the river. Only glue it on one side.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Put some glue on the tips of the little strip of blue paper.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Put the blue strip on the back of the brown oval.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Slide the oval onto the skinny strip of paper and then glue the other side down.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Now baby Moses can slide up and down the river! Just learn from our mistake and let it dry first! 🙂

Day Three – Baby Moses

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Materials needed:

  • Tissue (alternately, a small piece of cloth)
  • Large craft stick
  • Markers
  • Scissors (not pictured)

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comFirst, cut off about a third of the craft stick.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comAdd a face and color the “clothes.”

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comThen, color your tissue “blanket.” K decided to practice his lines.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comWrap baby Moses in his blanket. Funny face optional. 🙂

Day Four – The Basket

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.com

Materials needed:

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comCut a rectangle out of the paper sack. Our was probably approximately 6×4 inches.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comMark approximately one inch squares in the corners of the paper and cut them out.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comColor one or both sides of the paper.

Baby Moses - Play Through The Bible - Toddler Bible Lessons - www.simplelifemessylife.comFold up the sides.

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Grab those little squares you cut out earlier.

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Fold those squares in half and coat the inside with the glue stick.

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Use the squares to hold the corners together.

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Put baby Moses in his basket.

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All nestled in!

Day Five: The River

 

 

Materials needed:

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Cut out the sides of the cereal box.

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Bend up the sides of the cardboard about an inch.

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Glue the two pieces together.

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Use the blue marker to color in the brown cardboard a bit. We didn’t find this made that much of a difference though, so you could skip it if you want.

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Next is the fun part. Take the blue paper and tear it into smaller pieces. Using a fierce face is most definitely a requirement for this task!

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Now doesn’t that look like fun?!

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Next, drizzle some glue inside your boxes. I was going to use a glue stick, but decided Elmer’s glue would be easier.

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Take your torn and crumpled pieces of blue paper and place it in the glue.

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Grab your Moses and basket and play pretend!

Extra Resources

This song is definitely a little old school – but my son still loved it!

Baby in a Basket


 

I hope you enjoyed week six of Play Through The Bible. I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #playthroughthebible on Twitter or Instagram! 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Todd on October 24, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Very good illustrations thanks for these very easy practical lessons..

  2. Joy on June 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for these resources. They’re great!

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