Little Baby, Big Meaning

Scripture: Exodus 1-2

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God has a plan, but sometimes bad things still happen.
  • Students will learn God is working even when bad things happen.
  • Students will learn sometimes things in our lives don’t make sense, because we are only one piece of a much larger plan of God’s.
  • Students will review adjectives and adverbs.

Guiding Question: Why does God make certain things happen in our life?

Materials: Paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the story of Moses. Discuss Egypt in the time of Moses including how pharaohs were viewed as gods and the Israelites were slaves. Explain that Moses’ birth and life as a child was a very important event. His life story may not have made sense but was part of a big plan God had for him and others. In our lives, we often do not understand things that happen or people that are placed in our lives. We must remember that God is working a much larger plan that is in our best interest, even if bad things do happen.

Introduce the activity. Reminds students about adjectives and adverbs and have the practice describing an event using them. Next, remind students how little baby Moses was packed carefully in the basket and have them write a newspaper article about the story. Once they are finished, they will go back through to underline and label adjectives and adverbs.

Additional Questions: How can students describe Moses?
Supplemental Activity: Have students draw a picture of Moses and write descriptive words around him that fit who he was

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