Craft For Baby Moses

This fun craft is educational and the kids will love doing it. It will also help with their fine motor skills.

You will need brown paper bags, glue, sand, wiggly eyes and black markers.

First, you will need brown paper bags. There are two ways to get these: you can either buy them from the store or use your own kitchen bags.

  • If buying from a store: choose the thickest kind (usually used for packaging apples). You will need about four or five large ones for each baby Moses costume.
  • If using your own kitchen bags: collect as many plastic grocery sacks as you can find and then cut them into long strips of fabric, about one foot long each. You will only need one strip per baby Moses costume since it is not necessary for a “sewn” look; instead, just roll up the strip around yourself like a scarf and secure with clear tape on both ends so it stays in place when worn by your child!

Cut out a hole in the center of the bag that is big enough to fit a baby doll.

Now comes the fun part!

Take your hole puncher and make a hole in the bottom of the bag. Make sure it’s big enough to fit your baby doll, but not so big that it rips through to the other side. The best way to make sure this happens is to practice on some scrap paper before you start working on your craft project. If you want to do something fancy with your hole punch, leave room for decorative stitching around its edge—that way, when you’re done punching holes in all of your bags, they’ll look uniform and professional!

To make this a little more interesting so the craft itself can be a learning tool, do not cut out the hole till after your kids have demonstrated their knowledge by retelling the story of moses and answering questions from it’s content.

To make this a little more interesting so the craft itself can be a learning tool, do not cut out the hole till after your kids have demonstrated their knowledge by retelling the story of moses and answering questions from it’s content. The craft is meant to be educational and is one that we would recommend for any age group. For younger children there is always the option of tracing around an existing cookie cutter in order to make this craft easier as well.

Then ask them to write “moses” on the paper bag before placing their doll representing moses inside the bag.

Then ask them to write “moses” on the paper bag before placing their doll representing moses inside the bag. They should glue on every part of the paper bag to represent straws sticking to it and sprinkle sand on top.

They will be able to take their craft home from school.

Match is always a winner with my preschoolers! 🙂

Week 1: Baby Moses

Hands down, our favorite part of this week was our Float the Nile game!  It was great comprehension practice for our pre-readers and they loved getting to “float” their baby Moses! 🙂

Week 2: The Burning Bush

This week, we learned that God is powerful enough to use a burning bush to speak to us!

I wasn’t sure how my 3 and 4 year olds would do with the traditional tissue paper craft, but they did so great!  Even my youngest boys were able to do this after I showed them one time!  And they LOVED this and kept begging for more pieces to cover their flames!

Week 3 & 4: The Plagues

We took two weeks to talk about the Plagues of Egypt…even though my SS curriculum guide says just one week.  It’s just so much to pack into one week!  The first week, we talked about all of the plagues, but focused in on the frogs!

I totally thought I had frog stickers too and was in a panic when I realized I didn’t.  So, at the last minute, I hole punched green construction paper for pretend frogs.  YA’LL… all the giggles!  It was like they had real frogs all over the table or something!  Sometimes our plan B’s are just as good or better, right? 🙂

The second Plague week, we focused the stubbornness of Pharoah and the lengths God’s power went to save his people…God will never give up on us!  We matched the pictures to the words.  I did precut the circles for them, just to make it faster.  And we worked on finding the first letter of the words to help us match the pictures!

Week 5: The Red Sea

We had so much fun with our red sea craft!  While I got everything set up, they colored Moses.  Then, I added glue stick glue to the “path” part of the picture and the kids each pinched sand on top.  We poured the extra back in the sand container and had our dry land!

Then, we used puffy paint (equal parts shaving cream and elmer’s glue and blue food coloring) to paint the red sea walls on either side of our dry land!

Check out the sea wall on this one!!

Week 6: The 10 Commandments

Our last week of studying Moses, we learned about how God used his power to speak to the Israelites and to write on stone tablets with his finger!

They each chose 2 commandments to trace the words, cut, crinkle up and glue!

All of these crafts and many more activities can be found in my Moses Unit!

Kids then put glue on every part of the paper bag to represent straws sticking to it and sprinkle sand on top.

Kids then put glue on every part of the paper bag to represent straws sticking to it and sprinkle sand on top. This is a fun craft that can be used as a learning tool. You could use this with your child as an educational activity or classroom project. Once your child is done creating their craft, you can use it as an object lesson for them about Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem being like straws being stuck on the manger floor! They will have fun making this simple craft and later enjoy watching what they created come alive with meaning!

Finally kids glue on two wiggly eyes to represent insects buzzing around above and inside the basket.

Kids can use wiggly eyes for this craft or create their own. It’s also a fun project to do with kids and can be done in a variety of ways. You could choose to glue on insects representing bees, flies and other bugs buzzing around above and inside the basket.

This craft prepares kids for fun and teaches about history at the same time.

  • This craft prepares kids for fun and teaches about history at the same time.
  • Kids can learn about moses and bugs, as well as straws.

Conclusion

The moses basket craft is a fun way for kids to learn about this important biblical event. The craft can also be used as an extension activity for older students who are learning about Moses and the Hebrews leaving Egypt in their history class.

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