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Crossing the Red Sea

Bible, Books and Video:

Scripture:  Exodus 14
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes:  pg 94-97
The Beginner's Bible: pg 111-115
My Story Bible:  pg 26-27
Through the Bible Felt:  pg 55

Verse:

Philippians 4:19 - My God will supply all your needs.
Tune:  "London Bridges"
My- God will supply all your needs
Supply all your needs (2x)
My- God will supply all your needs
Philippians 4:19

Songs and Poems:

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (Traditional)
He's got the whole world in His hands (3x)
The whole world in His hands.

Create your own verses:
He's got our family...
He's got the mountains and the rivers...
He's got the fish and the birds...

ABCJLM Activities and Crafts:

- ABCJLM Coloring Sheets:  Crossing the Red Sea

 - Play "Follow the Leader" and talk about how the Israelites followed Moses

- Some children may be confused that even though it is called the Red Sea, the water is still blue.

- Parting the Red Sea - This is a fun activity we did at church which gives the children a visual of the Red Sea.
Adapted from: Incredible Edible Bible Story Fun for Preschoolers

Supplies:  Red Jello prepared in a pan or several red gelatin cups, pan, spatula, whipped topping, a handful of miniature marshmallows

(Make sure the child washes his/her hands well before beginning.)

Say to the child: “God led the Israelites to the Red Sea.  Let’s make a red sea.” 

Let the child empty the gelatin cups into the baking pan or use a pan of prepared jello.  Break the gelatin up with a spatula.  “Now let’s put some waves into our red sea.”  Make waves with the whipped topping.  Let the child stir the swirling waters.  

“While the Israelites were near the Red Sea, the Egyptian king decided that he wanted them to come back and be his slaves again.  He sent his army after the Israelites to capture them and bring them back to Egypt.  The Israelites looked behind them and saw the soldiers.  They looked in front of them and saw the Red Sea.  They didn’t know what to do!  If they let the soldiers catch them, they’d be slaves again.  If they went into the Red Sea, they’d drown!”

“But Moses told them not to be afraid.  He told them God would take care of them, even if it looked impossible.  That night a strong wind blew.  It blew so hard and so long that it pushed the waters of the sea apart.” 

Use the spatula to separate your "red sea."  Make sure you scrape it across the bottom to form a clean, clear path.  “God’s people were able to walk across the bottom of the sea and get to the land on the other side.”   Let the child walk her fingers across the space you created.

“The Egyptian army saw the Israelites walk across the sea on dry ground.  They tried to follow the Israelites to capture them on the other side.  Here comes the army."  Ask the child to pour the miniature marshmallows into the pan. 

Shake the pan as you explain: “The water covered all the Egyptian army.  But God’s people were safe on the other side.”  Finish stirring  marshmallows into the mixture, and serve it up in cups.

Online Ideas:

- Coloring Sheets:  Moses Crossing the Red SeaRed Sea
- Craft:  Bible Friends Cross, Paper Craft

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