Unit: God’s People in Egypt
Session Titles: The Plagues and the Passover
Story Point: God delivered His people and proved that He is the one true God
Big Picture Question: Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things according to His character
Unit Bible Verse: “I have been the Lord your God ever since the land of Egypt; you know no God but me, and no Savior exists besides me.” Hosea 13:4
Bible Passage: Exodus 5-12
Act Out The Nine Plagues
God turned the water of the Nile to blood – Add red food coloring to a glass of water. (This won’t make it undrinkable, but it will give the class a picture of how it looked.)
God sent frogs – Ask someone to make a frog sound, or have the class hop like frogs.
God sent gnats – Explain that gnats are very tiny; let the children pretend to swat gnats. (Make sure you only swat the gnats that land on you… not on your neighbor! J)
God sent flies – Ask the children to make buzzing sounds like flies; try to “catch” a fly.
God sent a plague on the livestock – Talk about different kinds of livestock (cows, goats, sheep, etc.) Make sounds for different kinds of animals. Guess the animals.
God sent boils (that broke out on men and animals) – Explain that these are sores.
God sent hail – Explain that hail is ice that falls from the sky. These were BIG pieces. Pretend to walk around and “dodge” big pieces of falling ice. (Be careful!)
God sent locusts – Locusts buzz around and eat everything. Ask for volunteers to buzz around the room pretending to look for things to eat. (Don’t eat the chair legs! J)
God sent darkness (that covered the land for 3 days) – Have the children sit while you darken the room. (Consider covering windows earlier.) Discuss how you feel when it is dark. What if the sun didn’t shine at all for 3 days? That might be very scary.
Craft: Ten Plagues Necklace
So they are no instructions for this craft but you can look at the picture and get a pretty good idea of how it was done. This will take a lot of prep work. You could also probably use a paper plate cut into that shape like an Egyptian neckpiece. This would probably be suited better for 2nd grade and up
Craft: Plague Numbers
This is kind of like the creation numbers that have been on here in the past. Basically cut out the numbers 1-10 and have the kids decorate each number like the plague it represents.
Game: Plague Bowling
This will require you to have a bowling set at home. Set up the pins and have the numbers 1-10 on them. They could be in order or not. Have each child bowl and when they knock down the pins they have to tell you which plagues they knocked over (you could have a cheat sheet if needed). The picture also shows a cute bowling lane they made out of cardboard that says “Let My People Go!”
Snack: 10 Plagues Snack
Have a snack for each of the 10 plagues to enjoy
Cherry or Strawberry Gelatin – River into Blood
Frog Gummies – Frogs
Snow Caps – Lice
Black Jellybeans – Flies
Animal Crackers – Diseased Livestock
Burnt Peanuts/Boston Baked Beans – Boils
Red hots and Mini Marshmallows – Hail and Fire
Black Licorice – Darkness
Green Mike and Ikes – Locusts
Sour Patch Kids – Death of First Born