Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Just as the verse promises, God was with Moses wherever he went throughout his life and He will be with us wherever we go. Have fun teaching the life of Moses and this wonderful promise to your children. I recently spent a week doing this with my grandsons and we had a blast!!
Read the Scripture passages and retell the stories in your own words. Also read the stories to your children from a children’s Bible. Share Joshua 1:9 often as you do the following activities.
Moses is born
Exodus 1:8 – 2:10
(Make a basket out of paper and put a baby in it. Hide in real grass or make paper grass)
God Calls Moses
(Put bits of yellow, orange, and red construction paper in a bush to represent the burning bush)
Crossing the Red Sea
(Take blue construction paper and fold the ends to the center. Glue sand or brown construction paper in the center)
(Use toy figures and don’t forget the army men)
Eating and Drinking in the Wilderness
Exodus 16:1 – 17:7
(Let manna fall from heaven (soda crackers or popcorn cake or any kind of white wafer)
(Run a hose pipe under a rock and have someone turn on the water as the child strikes the rock)
(Notice the backpacks packed for their trip in the Wilderness)
Here’s a song with motions to help memorize the verse: