Water from the Rock | Exodus 17:1-7

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When you are ready to teach about lesson about God providing Water from the Rock, these activity pages are a great resource.

They are engaging and provide opportunities for discussion about God’s attributes of Provider and Rescuer in this story.

These printable activity pages are great for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary-aged children.

activity pages for water from the rock - coloring, copywork, and puzzles

Passage – Exodus 17:1-7

Title – Water from the Rock

Target Age Group – Ages 4 to 10

Focus Verse – Exodus 17:5-6

Bible Verse Pages

You’ll find the focus Bible verse for these pages in Exodus 17:5-6.

The Lord said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile and go. 6 I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. NRSV

The verse pages include one page to read the verse and color and a second page offering the verse as copywork.

Coloring Pages

The Color By Number page features water flowing from a rock. You’ll find two versions of the coloring page featuring Moses with staff in hand standing by the rock flowing with water.

Coloring pages and copy work 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 – camped, thirsty, test, Lord, Moses, elders, staff, rock, strike, water.

Take time to discuss the characters, objects, and concepts included in the puzzle.

Maze Pages

You’ll find easy and hard versions of the maze pages, which feature Moses and the rock.

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 Moses’ feelings about the Israelite people.

Find and Count Puzzle

The Find and Count or “I Spy” activity page features illustrations from the Bible story. Images include a symbol for complaining, a symbol for God, Moses, flowing water, and a staff.

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.

Teacher Preparation

To simplify your study time, use the Inductive Bible Study Guide page as you read and review the story and related passages.