Beginning Sounds

Scripture: Exodus 13-16

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God will provide what we need.
  • Students will learn God does not always give us what we want.
  • Students will learn God wants us to appreciate the gifts He has given us.
  • Students will practice the beginning sounds in a word.

Guiding Question: How can students practice beginning sounds?

Materials: None needed

Procedure: Review the story of the Israelites escaping Egypt focusing on how God provided for their needs. Explain that to live you need food/water, shelter/safety and love. God provided for the Israelites and he provides for us too. God will always provide for our needs but we still have to do our part to take care of ourselves and have a plan for how to provide for ourselves in difficult times. God wants us to be smart and plan ahead so that we can help others and ourselves.

Introduce the activity. Tell the students they are going to play a game called “We’re leaving Egypt and we’re taking…”. The first student names an item that begins with an “a”, second student “b” etc through the entire alphabet. The students should name things that they would take with them when leaving Egypt.

Additional Questions: How can students practice writing words with different beginning sounds?

Supplemental Activity: Assign students different letters (2-3 letters). Have them draw and label an item starting with that letter that they would take with them during a move.

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