Bible Reading Challenge – Exodus Activities

{Thank you to Julie S. and Sharon K. for this Bible Reading Challenge!}

If you would like ideas for activities and extensions for your Bible Readings, this Bible Reading Challenge is for you!  Below you will find a challenge sheet filled with a variety of activities.  Some activities may be particularly suited for children and families, while others may be suited for adults and teens – there is something for everyone.  Each activity collects a certain number of points with a goal of 1000 points.

One of the best parts of a challenge is doing it together.  Share your thoughts, favourite verses, quotes, reviews, photos, artwork, etc. in “Sisters Bible Study” on Facebook or “readthebiblechallenge”on instagram with the hashtag #genesistojob and #2020readthebiblechallenge so we can find you!

To see all of the challenges go to: www.magnifyhimtogether.com/bible-reading-challenge.

Badgebook and Badges

Print out the Badgebook (print front and back), Badgebook Cover, and badges (Avery22808 Color Stickers or Avery22808 black and white stickers).  You can also order the Badges as magnets at Christadelphian Book Supply (see: www.magnifyhimtogether.com/2020/01/22/books-of-the-bible-magnets-now-available/) {Thank you to Karen P. for the badge artwork!}

Exodus Challenge Sheet

 Challenge Sheet for Exodus– see below for details for each of the activities.  You can also print out this PDF of the activity details.

 

Details for the Challenge Sheet Activities

READ

Using the Bible Reading Companion, read every chapter of Exodus.  You can download the digital photo of the Exodus reading list (save it on your phone and use your photo editing to check off the boxes you have read), or print the less colorful version.  {Thank you to Bailey M. for the Exodus Reading lists!}

   Exodus Digital

 Exodus Printable

BIBLE JOURNALING

Use a notebook or a Bible Reading Journal to take notes while you read. You can download a page of suggestions (Bible Journal suggestions) to paste in your notebook if you wish. Share your thoughts or favourite verses.  For the link to the Genesis to Job Bible Reading Journal on Amazon, scroll to the bottom of this post: Bible Reading Journal.

BIBLE MARKING

Each time you find a mention of slavery or bondage highlight it in red.  Take a photo and share it.

BOOK (or LITERATURE)

Choose a book from the following list to read. Share a quote or two.

Moses My Servant – H. Tennant

The Exodus – Mark Vincent

Mt Sinai in Arabia by Joel Richardson or

The Gold of the Exodus by Howard Blum

DRAMA

Keep a box for drama objects: for exodus this might include: rod, snake, furry white glove, vial of red water, plastic frogs, flies, gnats, grasshoppers, red pompoms for boils, coriander seed, gold candlestick or other tabernacle items…for kids that love to act it out.

DIG DEEPER

Egypt had many, many gods, but through the plagues, God would prove to Pharaoh, and Egypt – and His very own people – that He, and He alone, was the only true and powerful God.  Use this chart to see how the ten plagues showed the powerlessness of the gods of Egypt.   Share your findings!

 Younger Kids Chart – gods of Egypt

Older Kids Chart

 

GEOGRAPHY

Colour a map of Egypt and the wilderness wanderings (see below).  There are several different ideas of where they wandered. Here are a couple suggestions to copy: Traditional, Arabia. Perhaps create a placemat map, or a big map on a bulletin board and trace their journey through to the promised land. Find out more about Egypt or the land they wandered in. Find photographs online of the area and print them out.

Print these maps here: Exodus-Maps PDFs
FOOD

Make a Biblical Passover dinner with lamb, unleavened bread (http://www.ancientrecipes.org/biblical-emmer-wheat-matzah/), and bitter herbs (https://elanaspantry.com/horseradish-make-your-own-maror/).

QUIZ

Sometimes a question to find the answer to can be helpful to keep little ones engaged. Aquila N. Priscilla has done an excellent job preparing lots of questions to ask before or after reading – you can find their book for purchase here: Know Questions: Genesis to Job. Alternatively you can download a page of questions – one for each chapter here: Exodus Quiz Sheets.

MEDIA

Choose to watch one of the following documentaries: Patterns of Evidence: Exodus or listen to “The Gospel of the Burning Bush” by Jay Mayock (search for it here). Write a short review and share it.

TIMELINE

Create a Timeline for the Bible that you can add to as we go along. You could do this using these pages (link here) which you can download and print. Put a drawing or a verse in the appropriate box each night. Or you could use a sketchbook of some sort with at least 50 pages. Share a photo of your work!!

Exodus Timeline

MEMORY VERSE

Learn these verses by heart: Exodus 8:10b, Exodus 19:5-6, Exodus 34:6-7.

LANGUAGE

God wanted Israel to become a kingdom of priests and a holy nation – separate and different from Egypt and the nations around.  Spend some time researching the word “Holy.” This link explains how to do a word study including a template that may help: Word Study. Share what you learn!

OUR WORLD

Find a book on rocks and gems at your local library and see if you can find any of the gems in the breastplate. Where are they found? How are they made? What kind of rocks or gems are found where you live?

ART PROJECT

Make a model or drawing of the tabernacle or a part of the tabernacle. Here are some ideas: Easy and Edible or Paper (scroll down to: Sunday School Lesson Activity 219 – Moses Builds a Tabernacle in the Wilderness – Printable 3D Model Kit).

THE HEART

Complaining is very easy to do, but it is not good for us. Try to not complain for the next few weeks. If you find yourself complaining, find something to be thankful for instead. To practice being thankful, try eating the same thing for breakfast each day (porridge for example) without complaining.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Exodus Overview Sheet PDF {Thank you Sarah W!}

Exodus Overview Worksheet PDF – Use this worksheet to remember some of the details of Exodus!  {Thank you Sarah W!}

 

For more Bible Reading ideas check out the following links:

www.magnifyhimtogether.com/2019/10/02/dynamic-bible-readings-for-the-whole-family/

www.magnifyhimtogether.com/2019/01/09/bible-reading-templates-for-adults-and-children/

www.magnifyhimtogether.com/2018/07/04/family-bible-reading-book-review/

www.magnifyhimtogether.com/2019/07/03/bible-reading-discussion-cards/

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