On the Move

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 learn words associated with packing and moving.

Guiding Question: How can students learn words associated with moving?

Materials: Suitcase or box, various items that would be packed on a move (your choice)

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. Pack various suitcases and boxes with items that may be packed on a move. Bring them to the class and show the students. Have the students take turns pulling out an item unseen and then tell the class the word for the item.

Additional Questions: How can students use packing and moving words?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a packing list for all the items they would need to pack for a move and other items they would need to help them move.

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