Moses in the papyrus basket (Exodus 1:8-22, 2:1-10)
When Pharaoh, the King of Egypt, declared that all Hebrew baby boys should be killed, the midwives had incredible courage to protect and save the boys. When the wife of Levi had a baby boy, and she kept him hidden for three months. When she could no longer keep him hidden safely, she put him in a papyrus basket, covered with tar and pitch to make it waterproof, and floated it down the Nile in the hope that someone would find him and keep him safe. Pharaoh's own daughter found him, and asked Levi's mother to look after him. She named him Moses, which means “I drew him out of the water.”
Moses is the most important Jewish prophet. He's traditionally credited with writing the Torah and with leading the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. In the book of Exodus, he's born during a time when the Pharaoh of Egypt has ordered every male Hebrew to be drowned.
Baby Moses paper plate craft
A paper plate craft from Let their light shine!
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Scripture Union Scotland has a great new resource, One Big Story, for helping kids unpack the Bible over 2 years, and their material in Term 2 covers the story of Moses. See more here >>
An overview of the first part of Exodus, from the BibleProject. A great introduction to this passage for anyone preaching or leading, wanting to have a broader understanding of the story of Moses.