The Story of Moses for Kids
The Story of Moses for Kids page has been designed to help teachers and parents introduce their children to the story of Moses in the bible.
It is not meant to be an exhaustive study of the Moses story, which spans through four books of the bible, namely Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Instead, it briefly recounts key events in the life of Moses, such as Baby Moses, the Burning Bush, the Ten Plagues of Egypt, the Parting of the Red Sea, Water from the Rock, the Ten Commandments, Wandering in the Desert, and the Death of Moses.
The page begins with a simplified Moses story which has been especially written for children, providing them with an easy-to-understand version of the key events in the story of Moses. This is then followed by sixteen questions that are often asked by children when studying the story of Moses for kids, together with the answers.
Finally, we showcase 3 of our most popular worksheet activities based on the story of Moses, together with a link to the other printable PDFs in the Story of Moses for Kids series for teacher and parents.
The story of Moses in the bible is one of the most important bible stories for kids because it teaches us about courage and bravery, and about helping others. Above all, it teaches us about the importance of listening to God.
The Story of Moses
In ancient Egypt, a Hebrew baby boy was born to his loving parents. Unfortunately, it was at a time when the Pharaoh of Egypt was worried that the people of Israel were becoming too powerful in Egypt. To prevent this, Pharaoh made a rule that all Hebrew baby boys should be thrown into the river. As a result, the baby’s mother and father hid him for three months.
The baby’s parents made a basket out of reeds and placed their baby in the Nile River, while his sister watched over him from the riverbank.
Eventually, the baby was found by the Pharaoh’s daughter, Princess Bithiah, who felt sorry for the Hebrew baby and adopted him as her own son. The princess named the boy Moses, which means “drawn out of the water”.
Moses enjoyed a fine life in the Pharaoh’s palace, but as he grew up he became more and more aware of his true identity as a Hebrew man.
One day, he saw an Egyptian soldier mistreating a slave. Moses defended the slave and accidentally killed the soldier. Fearing for his life, Moses fled to the desert.
Having escaped into the desert, Moses became a shepherd, where he lived a simple life taking care of sheep.
One day, something incredible happened. Moses saw a burning bush that was not consumed by the fire. God spoke to Moses from the bush, telling him to go back to Egypt and lead the people of Israel out of slavery.
Reluctantly, Moses returned to Egypt and confronted the Pharaoh.
In God’s name, Moses demanded freedom for the people of Israel, but the Pharaoh refused. So God sent ten plagues upon Egypt, beginning by turning the water of the River Nile into blood.
At first, the Pharaoh remained stubborn, but eventually the ten plagues took their toll and he agreed to let the Israelites leave Egypt.
Moses led his people out of Egypt and into the desert. They faced many challenges along the way, but God was with them. But then, they came across a big problem.
In front of them was a huge body of water called the Red Sea, and they couldn’t cross it. And to make matters worse, Pharaoh had changed his mind about letting Moses and his people go, and had sent his army after them. They were trapped!
But God had a plan. He told Moses to stretch out his hand over the sea, and the water in the sea split apart, creating a path with walls of water on both sides.
Moses and the people of Israel then walked through the middle of the sea. Once they had reached the other side, Moses stretched out his hand again.
And then the waters came crashing back together, washing away Pharaoh’s army which had chased in after them.
Now they were free from Egypt at last, Moses led the Israelites through the desert towards the Promised Land. However, they still faced many challenges along the path ahead.
The Israelites grew hungry and thirsty, but God was with them and provided them with food called manna, as well as water from a rock.
During their journey, Moses climbed Mount Sinai, where he received special rules from God, called the Ten Commandments. These rules taught the Israelites how to live good and kind lives.
After a long journey, they finally arrived at the edge of the special land that God had promised them.
Moses sent some people to explore the land, but most of those that he sent were afraid of the people who were living there. As a result, God made the Israelites wander in the desert for forty years before they could enter the Promised Land.
Through these challenging years, Moses led the Israelites, teaching them about faith, trust, and obedience to God. He was a brave leader, but Moses knew that it was time for someone else to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. And that person was his trusted servant, Joshua.
Questions about the Story of Moses for kids
Below are sixteen of the most common questions that children may have about this simple story of Moses for kids. This section can be used by teachers and parents of younger children as a good basis to discuss the Moses message.
Alternatively, these questions and answers provide older children with many facts about Moses in the bible. They will then be able to test this knowledge via the Moses Online Quiz or through the Moses WebQuest. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Moses Jigsaw Puzzle.
Check out our Moses Activities
Coloring Sheets & Story
Aimed at younger children, this Moses Coloring Pages and Story Book Printable makes the perfect no-prep activity. Each coloring sheet tells part of a story, so when the children have finished, they will have created their very own bible story book.
WORD SEARCH + CROSSWORD
This Moses Word Search and Crossword Activity Pack makes the ideal no-prep activity for your Bible Class, Sunday School, Children’s Church or as a homeschool lesson. Each puzzle comes with a gray-tone version and an answer key.
WORKSHEET ACTIVITIES PACK
This Moses Activities Pack comprises of four of our most popular products, but at almost half the price. Included are the Coloring Sheets and Story Activity, the Bible Character Posters, the Activity Worksheets, and a Printable Booklet.