7 Free Games & Activities for a Moses Sunday School Lesson

Coming up with fun and creative Sunday school lessons can be challenging. Teaching kids in Children’s ministry the Bible can be difficult when they can’t pay attention for long. By having a fun activity for your Sunday school lesson, you are more likely to successfully communicate the topic to the kids. Moses is a great story for kids to learn, but what are some fun, free Moses Sunday school activities?

Moses has a long story in the Bible, so there is tons of material to use when it comes to creating lesson plans around the story of Moses. Again, you don’t want just to explain the story of Moses to the kids, you want to have interactive Moses Sunday school activities. 

To have an effective Bible lesson in Sunday school, it has to be fun for the kids. The Bible story of Moses has so many different situations that you can take from to communicate the story to the kids effectively. 

Especially in the book of Exodus, there are at least 4 Bible stories that you can use to communicate a point. Within those Bible stories, there are many different creative ideas you can use to help the kids remember the story. 

Here is a collection of Bible games and activities about the story of Moses.

“Where is Baby Moses”

One great Moses Bible activity is to play “Where is Baby Moses” with a baby doll. 

In Moses’ story, the Pharoah declared that all of the Israelite’s baby boys needed to be thrown into the Nile River. His mom took him, put him in a basket, and sent him down a river. He was picked up by one of Pharoah’s family members and was raised in Pharaoh’s house. 

This story might be pretty intense for kids, so by making a game, you can help them to remember it as a good thing and not a bad thing. God saved Moses from death for a purpose, so there is a silver lining to the story. 

I recommend that you focus the activity on this part of the story. Here is how you play the game:

  1. Place baskets all around the room 
  2. Place a baby doll in one of the baskets
  3. On, “Go,” have the kids run to find the baby
  4. The first kid to find the baby wins some candy
  5. Have the kids close their eyes and re-hide the baby
  6. Repeat. 

This will be a fun activity for the kids to play. It will get them moving and help them to use some of their energy. They will also remember the story better. 

An alternative way to play this game is with smaller baskets and it goes like this:

  1. Have 3 baskets on a table at the stage
  2. Put a tiny baby figurine in one of them
  3. Quickly move around the baskets
  4. After a while, stop and ask the kids what basket that Moses is in
  5. Repeat. 

“Burning, Not Burning” Game

Another part of Moses’ story was that God visited him through a burning bush. God spoke to Moses and gave him the purpose of going to free the Israelites. 

An activity that you can do for this part of the story is the, “Burning, Not Burning,” game. The burning not burning game goes like this:

  1. Set up a coat rack or Christmas tree on one side of the room. 
  2. Have the kids stand at the other side of the room
  3. Whenever you say, “Burning,” have the kids run towards that tree.
  4. Whenever you say, “Not Burning,” have the kids freeze
  5. If you say, “Not burning,” and a kid moves, make them go back to the start. 
  6. The first kid to touch the burning bush wins. 

This is a fun iteration of the game, “Red Light, Green Light.” This version however will help the kids to remember the story of Moses and the burning bush.

“Getting to the Promised Land” Game

Another game that you can play that is based on the story of Moses is called, “Getting to the Promised Land.” This game is based on the story of the Israelites fleeing Egypt and coming on the Red Sea. 

This is a fun game to play because it is an active game and it will help the kids to remember the story. Here is how you play it. 

  1. Separate the kids into two teams (The Egyptians and the Israelites)
  2. Put the Egyptians in the middle of the room and the Israelites on the wall. 
  3. Gradually call groups of kids from the Israelites to cross the center of the room
  4. If the kids get across they win
  5. If they get tagged by an Egyptian they lose and get out

This is a fun version of sharks and minnows that somewhat relates to the story of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. It will help them to at least remember that the Israelites did cross the Red Sea on their way to the promised land. 

Act It Out: “The Ten Commandments” Game

The receiving of the 10 Commandments is another important part of Moses’ story. It should be covered in Sunday school, but a fun game can help the kids to remember what the 10 Commandments actually were. 

Here is how you play the game:

  1. Tell the kids the 10 commandments and give them action for each numbered commandment
  2. From the stage, you will call out a number and the kids have to do the action the goes with that command. 
  3. If they do the wrong action they are out, and they have to sit down. 
  4. The last kid standing wins.
  5. Repeat. 

This is a fun way to help the kids remember the 10 commandments, and they will have fun doing it. 

“Avoid the Plagues” Game

The next game is from the story of the Plagues in the book of Exodus. It is similar to the game, “The Floor is lava,” but with more moving around. The goal of the game is to avoid the 10 plagues. 

Here is how you play:

  1. You will set out 10 holla hoops or different squares on the ground. 
  2. You will give each section a “plague.”
  3. When you say, “Go,” the kids will run to a section
  4. With your eyes closed, you will call out a plague. 
  5. Whoever was standing in that plagues’ zone will be out, and have to sit down. 
  6. Once you call out a plague will will remove that zone, so there will be fewer and fewer zones each round. 
  7. The last kid standing wins. 

This game will help the kids to remember what the plagues were and will get them to run around having fun. 

Create a Board Game: “The Israelites Journey” 

Another game that you can play, but that might take some work is to create an “Israelites Journey,” board game. Just like any other board game, the kids will roll a dice and try to go along the Israelite’s path. 

You can create cards that have positive and negative consequences based on the events of the story. Cards like, “Worship a golden calf – go back 5 spots,” or “Get stuck on the wrong side of the Red Sea – lose a turn,” are some ideas for bad cards. “Followed the 10 Commandments,” or “Listened to Caleb and Joshua,” can be positive cards that move the players forward. 

You can create this board game out of a poster board. 

Small Groups & Story Quiz

The final game that you can have the kids play is doing a story quiz. Once you’ve gone over the story, split the kids into smaller groups. Have them review the story in their small groups and tell them that there is going to be a trivia challenge at the end. 

Give the kids discussion questions to guide their conversation with a leader. 

After 5 minutes come back together and have the groups compete to see who remembered the story the best. The winning team can get candy for this one. 

Bonus: Coloring Pages

 The final activity on this list is a bonus option. Many kids don’t like to engage in game-like activities, so having a coloring option for them would be good. It will help them to remember the story, and it will give them something to do. 

There are so many different places where you can get coloring pages to use. Mom Junction has many different options for coloring pages for kids, so you should check them out. 

That concludes our list of 7 free games and activities for a Moses Sunday School Lesson.

Be sure to check out our Sunday school plan ideas for Easter and the Story of Zacchaeus.

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