Unit: Toward the Promise Land
Session Titles: Bread from Heaven
Story Point: God provided for the physical needs of His people
Big Picture Question: What is God like? God is holy, good, and loving
Unit Bible Verse: “He said to Him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”” Matthew 22:37-39
Bible Passage: Exodus 15-17
Game: Bread from Heaven
Lots of Pom Poms
Chopsticks or Spoons
GOAL: to be the first team to fill all of their cups with “manna”
RULES: You cannot touch the pom-poms (manna) with your hands. You can use the spoon, chopsticks or what have you to take it over to the cups.
Game: Quail Tag
Gather children in an open area or outside. Designate half the class to be Quail, and explain that the other children are Israelites. Tell children that when the Israelites were hungry, God sent birds called quail for them to eat. Have the Quail crouch down and waddle around the playing area. The Israelites may chase the Quail by taking heel- to-toe steps. When an Israelite tags a Quail, have the two children exchange roles. As children play, explain that the Israelites had to trust God for all their needs.
Craft: Manna Baskets
Set out crayons, scissors, paper plates, and a stapler. Have each child decorate the back of two paper plates with crayons. Show children how to put the rims of the paper plates together so both designs show, and then staple around the edges. Then help children cut a “pie slice” from the stapled plates to make baskets. You may want to provide sweetened cereal for children to “collect” in their Manna Baskets.
Object Lesson: Manna and Worms
Have baskets and put Ritz crackers in them and then have one basket with Ritz and gummy worms to explain how God made the manna spoil when they tried to save it.