Israel Crosses the Jordan (CSSA Primary Stage 2 Lesson 8)

This week’s lesson is a lovely reminder that our memories are God given – and He intended for us to remember His faithfulness in the past to motivate us to trust and believe He will be faithful in the future. The children of Israel were asked to create physical reminders to help them make God real in their lives. It is also interesting to see how consistently God works from one generation to another – the same process the children of Israel had to go through leaving Egypt is done now with this new generation entering the Promised Land. Belief in God to provide and commitment to Him in baptism has always been the standard God has set.


This is CSSA’s Primary Lesson 8 class and craft ideas (PDF)



Homework Sheet


This is a Primary Lesson 8 homework sheet (PDF) or (WORD)



This is CSSA’s Primary Lesson 8 activity sheet (PDF)




Memory Verse System

Please refer to this post for the memory verse activity for Primary Stage 2.

Click here to download the memory verse page.

Click here to download memory verses for lessons 7-12.

Every six weeks or so, I will upload a new sheet of memory verses.

Note: these memory verses are aimed at Primary age children (5-8 years old).


Year-Long Lapbook Project (thanks to Julia H.)

(Please refer to this post for details on the lapbook project.)

There is one activity for this week. An accordian style flap with three different activities.

Click here to download the PDF.

Here is one example of what your lapbook could look like at this point.


Practical Challenge

Thanks to Kate B. for sharing these practical challenges.

Each week we hope to share a practical challenge that can be incorporated into the lesson or as homework.

Primary Lesson 8 – Practical Challenge

The Israelites set up stones to remind them of what God had done for them and so their children and grandchildren would ask questions and learn about God.  Think of some questions to ask mum and dad about the things we do (e.g. why do we have bread and wine, or why do we meet together on Sunday etc.)

Craft Ideas

In case you’ve forgotten, two dedicated Sunday School teachers have very useful Pinterest pages that link directly to the CSSA program. Each week we will share direct links to the Pinterest boards so you can quickly and easily get quality ideas if needed.

Jane Petite Stage 2 Israel Crosses the Jordan resources

Judith Skipper Coloring Ideas for Stage 2

Judith Skipper Craft Ideas for Stage 2

Additional Resources

This is a Joshua & Israel cross the River Jordan maze (PDF)(Thanks Meriden Christadelphians) Multiple mazes within the document



“When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language…The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back…Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.”
Psalm 114:1,3,7

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