Thursday, June 7, 2012

Moses Parting the Red Sea: Object Lesson

After getting the idea to put paint in bags from Pinterest, I decided to take the idea to a new level to make a ministry lesson from it: Moses parting the red sea.

-baggies with double lock protection (cannot be the zipper kind)
-paint (for this specific lesson red)
-thick masking or paint tape

Start by making the paint bags. 

after filling with about 1/4 cup paint spread the paint out evenly, getting all the air out of the bag before zipping it up. If low on paint, you can add water to your mixture to make the paint last longer. Just make sure that you do not put too much paint or water because then the mixture will separate easily but come back together just as fast. 
I used about one 12oz. bottle for 6 gallon bags. 

Tape all for sides to the table, adding an extra strip of tape to the top of the bag just in case the top of the bag opens. 

For the lesson have the children use a marker or a flat, non sharp marker and press down the middle to "part" the sea.  Make sure that they do not use their fingernails or anything sharp or you will get a hole in the bag.  

Note: If the kids can read you can place a piece of paper on the other side reading "Isrealites" or even "Moses" so that when they part the sea they can see who was able to cross it.  

After you are done with the object lesson, the children can write or doodle by pressing their finger on the bag. When you are done, you can simply remove the tape and store the paint bags until you need them again or want to bring them out for a fun play idea later, or you can just use the paint in the bags for finger painting by cutting a corner and squeezing out its contents back into the bottle.  

Hope this works as well as it did for me for everyone else! (:

- Ally <3


June 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

With younger kids, you may want to put clear packing tape over the tope of the bag to help prevent holes.

Leslie Lim
December 2, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Those look interesting. Keep posting.


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