It’s important to teach kids to respond to God’s Word every time they read it. A response can be a question, something that made you smile, or another story in the Bible that this reminds you of. Responding to God’s Word can also be something you do: acting out what you read, building the story out of Legos, or praying about something God said. There are no right or wrong answers, it’s about teaching your children to read God’s Word and respond to Him. Each week we will post new questions and activity ideas to get you started. Don’t feel pressured to get through them all– just pick a few that fit your family and see how they lead to great conversations about who Jesus is!

After you read Exodus 15…

Response Activities:

  • Praise Party: Have someone in your family read the Songs of Moses and Miriam (Exodus 15:1-21) outloud. While they read, come up with your own original motions to these worship songs. What led Moses and Miriam to sing these songs of praise to God? What’s your favorite worship song? Sing it together as a family or play it on your phone and have a dance party! 
  • Bitter-Sweet Treat: Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a glass of water. Take a sip of the lemon water. How does it taste? Use your preferred sweetener (i.e., sugar, honey, agave, etc.) to make the lemon water into lemonade! As you enjoy your sweet drink, talk with your family about why you think the Israelites were grumbling to Moses even after God had rescued them. (Have you ever felt like that?) How does God respond? What can you learn about God from this story?
  • Drawing Directions: Put on your listening ears and partner up with someone in your family for this drawing activity. After each person gets a turn to be the direction-giver and the listener/drawer, read Exodus 15:25-26. Why is it so important to listen to God and obey His commands?
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