It seems I am a bit behind many of you in your teaching schedule right now. So I figure it might be best to post all 4 of my ideas for the book of Exodus now. So here it goes. Hope this isn't too much at once.
Here is a worksheet I've used to get my class familiar with Manna that is spoken of in chapter 16.
This is a worksheet that is probably best to use as a review of Exodus 5-25. But you can also use it while learning the story of the Exodus. Once your class sees that the Children of Israel can be compared to us, there are so many neat insights for us in the Exodus story. The second page is the Key.
Here is a glue-in that I've used to help teach Exodus 19:5. On the sides of the glue-in are all of these statements about how Church members are supposed to be peculiar from the world. I have had a student read one and then ask, “How are we doing with that one? Are members of the Church different than the rest of the world in that way?” Then I have challenged them and discussed the next statement on the side. It makes for a great discussion about how we are to stand out from the world. In the Old Testament it can also be used in Deuteronomy 14:2; 26:18; Psalms 135:4.
This graphic is to help students memorize the Ten Commandments and what order they are in. By the end you could be able to mention a commandment “Honor Father and Mother” and they could be able to say which one it is, “That’s the 5th commandment”.
Here is a short explanation
1. Looks like when someone is saying “We’re #1”. But who is really #1? (God). Thus “Thou shalt have no other God’s before me.”
2. Looks like a snake. “Thou shalt not make… any graven image” Like making a serpent and worshiping it.
3. A 3 on its side bends in the middle just like the top lip. This is the commandment we break with our lips –“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord…in vain”.
4. A four upside-down looks like a chair could be in church. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
5. The number 5 is square at the top part (fathers are square), and round at the bottom (mothers are more shapely). “Honor thy father and thy mother”.
6. The number 6 on its side almost looks like a gun. “Thou shalt not kill.”
7. The number 7 on its side could look like a bed frame. “Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. When you steal they put you in handcuffs and handcuffs put together almost look like the number 8. “Thou shalt not steal.”
9. The 9 is made to look like a bear. “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”
10. If you bend the 1 in 10, it almost looks like a CO. “Thou shalt not COvet…”
Make sure you quiz them often by throwing out a number and they give the commandment, or vice versa.