Lesson 6: Water from the Rock (Exodus 17:1 - 7)
|Moses Figure Template|
- copies of the Moses figure to color
(click on template to the right to enlarge, then download jpg file)
- blue decorative frosting (squeeze tube or canister)
- chocolate flavored marshmallows
- chocolate frosting
- plastic knife
- large paper plate
Around the edge of the plate, have the children write this Bible verse: "Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" (John 7:38) Each child will need four chocolate flavored marshmallows on their plate. Use a dab of the chocolate frosting to "glue" the marshmallows to the plate and to one another in a pyramid-like shape. Have the children dribble a stream of blue frosting to represent the water coming from the rock. Give each student a copy of the Moses figure and have them color the picture. Then cut out the figure leaving 1/2 an inch of paper to fold at the bottom so that Moses can stand. Use another dab of frosting to glue Moses onto the plate standing near the rocks.
Water Pressure Experiment:
Warning: This will make a mess so you may want to do this over an empty plastic tub or sink. Place a straw in a water bottle fill 3/4 full with water. Then use clay to cover the rest of the opening of the bottle so the only opening is the top of the straw. Blow hard into the straw, then quickly back away. The pressure in the bottle will increase enough to drive the water out of the bottle.