Moses In Egypt: Five Day Lesson Plan for Preschoolers

Day Two – Moses and the Burning Bush

Supply Checklist:

  • Photos or PowerPoint for storytelling
  • Puppets for storytelling – Moses and burning bush
  • Props for storytelling – burning bush (fan, cellophane or tissue paper flames), fake snake, plastic medical glove
  • Activity – playdough (red and orange), leaves
  • Song – printed words
  • Craft supplies – construction paper for background,  precut bush template, crayons or markers, washable red/orange/yellow paint and paper plates or stamp pad, glue, precut verse
  • Additional activity – printed puppets, crayons, popsicle sticks, tape
  • Snack – popcorn, water, plates, cups, napkins

God told Moses to take off his shoes for he was on holy ground. ‘I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,’ God announced. At this, Moses hid his face for he was afraid to look at God. – Slide 4

Big Idea:

God wants His people to know about Him.

Photos for Storytelling:

Free Bible Images has a series of illustrations that can be used to tell the story of the burning bush  You can print off large copies, or put the photos in a PowerPoint presentation.   (We did a post on ideas for using the free Bible images website.)

Props for Storytelling:

Burning bush – make a “fire” with a small fan and red and orange cellophane.

Fake snake – to turn into a rod.

Plastic medical glove – put over hand to make it look white and leprous.

Puppets – print and use Moses and burning bush puppets for telling the story (template is in the post intro).

Sensory or Movement:

Make leaf prints in playdough and talk about how the burning bush leaves were not burned.


Song (Fingerplay):

Moses saw (make binoculars with fingers)
That the bush (squat down and grow like a bush)
Was on fire (wriggle fingers as though they were fire)
But it didn’t burn up (shake head no)
Exodus 3 (hold up three fingers)
Verse 2 (hold up 2 fingers)


Have kids color and glue precut bush (bush template) onto paper.  Using either red/orange/yellow washable paint or a stamp pad have the kids thumbprint “fire” onto the bush.  Glue verse on the bottom.

Additional Craft:

Puppet coloring!  Using crayons or markers color precut Moses and the burning bush puppets before gluing them onto popsicle sticks (template is in the post intro).

Snack Movie Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn PopcorSnack:

Popcorn sheep!



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