Is your next lesson about God providing Manna in the Desert? These activity pages are a great resource.
They are engaging and provide opportunities for discussion about God’s presence as Savior and Provider, as shown in this story.
These printable activity pages are great for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary-aged children.
Passage – Exodus 16:2-15
Title – Manna in the Desert
Target Age Group – Ages 4 to 10
Focus Verse – Exodus 16:11-12
Bible Verse Pages
You’ll find the focus Bible verse for these pages in Exodus 16:11-12.
The Lord spoke to Moses, “I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’ ” NRSV
The verse pages include one page to read the verse and color and a second page offering the verse as copywork.
The Color By Number page features a desert landscape with sun and cactus. You’ll find two versions of the coloring page featuring people gathering manna from the ground.
Coloring pages and copywork offer several benefits for young children. Coloring pages develop creativity and fine motor skills as kids choose colors and apply them within the lines, fostering artistic expression. Copywork enhances their handwriting and spelling skills as they trace or write words or sentences.
Word Search Puzzles
You’ll find easy and hard versions of the word search puzzles featuring words from the lesson passage.
Word searches are a fun and engaging way to learn new words and concepts, making them an effective educational tool.
Puzzle words include – hunger, people, meat, bread, gather, complain, quail, Moses, Aaron, glory.
Take time to discuss the characters, objects, and concepts included in the puzzle.
You’ll find easy and hard versions of the maze pages, which feature people searching and manna on the ground.
Mazes offer a multitude of benefits for children. They promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills as kids navigate the twists and turns to find the correct path to the exit. Mazes also enhance spatial awareness and fine motor skills as they carefully follow the lines.
Take time for a quick story review and discuss what the people might have been feeling after God provided the manna and the quail.
Find and Count Puzzle
The Find and Count or “I Spy” activity page features illustrations from the Bible story. Images include a quail, a symbol for complaining, manna, Moses, a basket, and a symbol for God.
This type of activity page sharpens observation and attention to detail skills as kids search for specific objects within a cluttered scene. A Find and Count page promotes patience and concentration, helping improve focus and cognitive abilities.
Use this activity page to review and discuss the elements of the story.
To simplify your study time, use the Inductive Bible Study Guide page as you read and review the story and related passages.