Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ make promises to us
"The children of Israel"

Friend 2006, January suggestion # 1

 

Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ made promises to the children of Israel.

Tell the story of the children of Israel in Egypt (see Exodus 5).

The Lord promised to bring them out of bondage (see Exodus 6:6–7) and told Moses and Aaron to ask Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go.
The Lord promised to send plagues until Pharaoh agreed.

Divide the children into small groups.
Give each group a slip of paper with one of the following scriptures written on it:

  1. Exodus 7:20–21;
  2. Exodus 8:6;
  3. Exodus 8:17;
  4. Exodus 8:24;
  5. Exodus 9:6;
  6. Exodus 9:10;
  7. Exodus 9:23;
  8. Exodus 10:14–15;
  9. Exodus 10:22.

Have the groups read the scripture together, determine which plague was sent, and draw a picture representing it.
Gather the pictures, and present the story of the plagues to the group in a roller box (see TNGC, pp. 178–79).

Have the children tell about the plagues as their pictures are shown.
Explain that Pharaoh hardened his heart until the 10th plague, the death of the firstborn of all the Egyptians, when he finally let the children of Israel go.
The children of Israel were spared as the angel of death "passed over" their homes and they passed through the Red Sea on dry ground (see Exodus 12–14).

Testify that Heavenly Father blessed the children of Israel and kept His promise to bring them out of bondage.

For younger children:
Tell the story of the plagues of Egypt in your own words, and invite the children to draw a picture of one of them.