For each child, you’ll need a 4X12-inch strip of red
construction paper, a 3X4-inch piece of sandpaper, and glue.
Before class, lay the paper horizontally. Write the following on
the right one-third of the red paper: “God parted the Red Sea…”
Turn the paper over so the words you’ve just written are now on the
back. On the right one-third of this side, write “…so Moses and
his people could be free.”
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In class, help each child fold his or her paper into thirds so
that the words “God parted the Red Sea” make the “book’s” cover.
Then have children glue the sandpaper to the inside middle section
of their books.
Tell children the story of God leading the people of Israel
through the Red Sea (from Exodus 14:13-31). Have them open their
books and use their fingers to walk across the sandpaper,
pretending that they’re the Israelites walking through the Red
Ages 3 to 5
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prices are subject to change. Originally published in
September-October, 1997 in Children’s Ministry Magazine.