My kids respond extremely well to stories, especially those in which they can actively participate. Our Experience God Christian Curriculum this month focused on the story of Moses in the Desert. Story cards encouraged them to march, play follow the leader, and raise their hands to part the red sea. Parting the red sea was their favorite!
Moses in the Desert Story Cards
With Experience God there are four crafts included each month. An optional kids pack ($5 a piece) provides all the materials needed to complete the crafts packaged individually for each child. The first craft was a collection of finger puppets the kids could cut out and tape together to fit their fingers.
Moses in the Desert Preschool Crafts
Moses Red Sea Puppets
We let our finger puppets cross the Red Sea! You can easily create the Red Sea too.
- Cut a piece of blue construction paper in half.
- Cut scissor length cuts along the inside edge of both pieces.
- Glue the blue paper pieces to another piece of construction paper meant to be the ocean bottom. Make sure the scissor cuts are in the middle.
- Curl the cut pieces of blue paper around a pencil to make waves.
Whala! – you too have parted the Red Sea! 🙂
Grace-Filled Salt Shaker
Grace is being kind to others even when they don’t deserve it. God extends grace to us all the time and this is why it’s important to be nice to our brother even when he isn’t nice to us! Oh the joy of raising siblings 🙂 You can complete this simple craft with your kids in three easy steps.
1. Paint some pre-cut salt shakers with water colors.
2. Sprinkle salt onto the cut out while the paint is still wet.
3. Paste on a simple bible verse.
Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt:
that you may know how you ought to answer every man. -Colossians 4:6
No conversation about Moses in the Desert is complete without reviewing the 10 commandments. Here is a simplified version for young children provided by Experience God.
- Put God first.
- Worship only God.
- Use God’s name with respect.
- Remember God’s Sabbath.
- Respect and object your parents.
- Do not hurt other people.
- Be faithful in marriage.
- Do not steal.
- Do not lie.
- Be happy with what you have, do not envy others.
1. Cut out the ten commandments.
2. Spread glue on cardboard tablet cut outs.
Use a paintbrush or your hands; whatever makes you happy!
3. Wash off the glue and then sprinkle sparkly sand over the tablets.
Whole Heart Puzzle
Quickly review the first five commandments with this simple activity.
- Draw a heart and equally divide it into five sections.
- Label each section with a number.
- Hide the sections around the house or outside.
- As each piece is located review that numbered commandment.
- Assemble the puzzle. We like glue, so we glued the heart together.
- Take two heart cut outs and attach them to form a pocket. Glue, tape, or a hole punch with tied string will work.
- Cut out keys with bible verse: Love the Lord your God…….
- Decorate the keys and heart with glitter.
- Store the keys inside the heart.
- Give the keys to those you love. God wants us to love one another.
Truth Tunes is an optional CD that sets the verse of the month to music. I love this CD! I play it in the morning when I get up and am getting breakfast started. My daughter sings it to herself while she’s crafting or playing on her own. I love that she’s learning bible verses and singing praises to God. I highly recommend this additional resource.
Next month we are learning all about the Easter Story!
Which of these Moses in the Desert crafts would you be most likely to try with your preschoolers?