Moses and the Burning Bush Worksheets: Free Elementary Activities for Sunday School or Homeschool

Updated on August 19, 2017
DonnaCosmato profile image

The author has partnered with a retired vet to write about pet health and enjoys researching and sharing tips for pet owners.

Use these Moses and the burning bush worksheets to reinforce lesson materials on this famous and popular Bible story.

These worksheets are designed for elementary children (suggested grades three to five) who read and write independently and follow oral and written directions.

Use one or all of these activities to extend lessons or assess learning. To prepare a worksheet, simply copy and paste the desired text into any word processing program, make any changes or modifications, and print.

This set includes two worksheets and a pop quiz. Answer keys are included for the teacher's or home educator's convenience.

Bible Lesson Truths and Concepts

The following worksheets reinforce these key concepts of the Moses and the burning bush story:

  1. Moses lived in Midian and tended sheep.
  2. God spoke to Moses from a bush that burned but was not destroyed by the fire.
  3. God told Moses to go to Egypt and instruct Pharaoh to release the Hebrews (Israelites) from captivity.
  4. Although Moses was unhappy about going back to Egypt, he obeyed God.
  5. God sent Aaron (Moses’ brother) to be his helper.

Children learn about obedience and faithfulness by studying lessons about this portion of Moses' life. They read examples of how God protected and helped Moses and the Hebrews. This helps them understand God’s character and nature and realize that just as God took care of Moses and the Israelites, He will take care of us.

The land of Israel at the time of Moses
The land of Israel at the time of Moses | Source

Moses and the Burning Bush Worksheet 1

Answer the questions below using reader recall of the story found in Exodus 3:1-21. Use your Bible if necessary to refresh your memory.

  1. Who led the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land?
  2. Who made the basket that saved Moses’ life?
  3. What was Moses’ job?
  4. What happened to Moses’ while he was tending his sheep?
  5. What does the name “Moses” mean?

Answer key: Moses, his mother (Jochebed), shepherd, saw a burning bush, God spoke to him or both, drawn from the water

Mixed Review

Choose a word or words from the word bank to answer each question. Only use the word or words one time.

Word bank: west wind, Aaron, after, Canaan, east wind

  1. Was Moses born before or after the Great Flood?
  2. What kind of winds brought the locust to Egypt?
  3. What kind of wind blew the locust out of Egypt?
  4. Where were the Israelites going when they left Egypt?
  5. Who did the talking for Moses when he met with Pharaoh?

Answer key: after, east wind, west wind, Canaan, Aaron

Moses and the Burning Bush Worksheets 2

Supply the missing words to complete each sentence. Use the word bank for clues to the right answers.

Word bank: sheep, name, Mount Sinai, holy, staff, sandals,

  1. Moses took his sheep to __________ to graze.
  2. When Moses threw his __________ on the ground, it turned into a snake.
  3. Moses heard God call his ______.
  4. God told Moses to take off his __________ because he was standing on __________ ground.
  5. Moses tended __________ for his father-in-law Jethro.

Answer key: Mount Sinai, staff, name, sandals, holy, sheep

Burning Bush Scramble

Can you unscramble these words from the story of Moses and the burning bush? Use the word bank for clues.

Word bank: prince, staff, egypt, Hebrew, Moses, shepherd, Miriam, bush, pharaoh, burning

  1. msoes
  2. iiamrm
  3. prahoha
  4. tgepy
  5. gbnuring
  6. hbsu
  7. bheewr
  8. fsfat
  9. pdsrhehe
  10. eipcrn

Answer key: Moses, Miriam, pharaoh, Egypt, burning, bush, Hebrew, staff, shepherd, prince

Pop Quiz

Fill in the missing word using the words in the word bank.

Word bank: Hebrews, obeyed, angel, pharaoh, Midian, Aaron, God, talked, sandals, burning

  1. Moses __________ God and went to Pharaoh’s court.
  2. Moses lived in _________ and tended sheep for a living.
  3. There was an ________ in the burning bush.
  4. Moses heard _________ call his name.
  5. The voice told Moses to take off his __________.
  6. Moses and God ________ to each other.
  7. God sent __________ with Moses to speak for him.
  8. Moses’ flock was on Mount Sinai when he saw the __________ bush.
  9. __________ was not happy to see Moses.
  10. Moses told Pharaoh to set the _________ free.

Answer key: obeyed, Midian, angel, God, sandals, talked, Aaron, burning, Pharaoh, Hebrews

Extend the Lesson

Use Moses and the burning bush worksheets to extend lessons about this popular Bible story.

Share the map below with the class; it depicts Israel as it was during Moses' lifetime.

Other good ways include making story related art projects, singing songs about Moses, or watching videos and movies about the burning bush and Moses.

References

  • The Holman Bible Concordance for Kids, with Traceye Wilson White, Holman Bible Publishing, 1999
  • The Great Bible Question & Answer Book, Creative Child Press
  • The Inspirational Study Bible, Max Lucado – general editor, New Century Version, Word Bibles, 1995
  • Author's experience as an educator and lay children's minister

Questions & Answers

    © 2011 Donna Cosmato

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • profile image

        Joyce Sillivan 

        2 years ago

        Wonderful worksheets that I rate 9.

      • DonnaCosmato profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Cosmato 

        6 years ago from USA

        Hi ASloane! Wow, what a wonderful compliment; thank you so much, I'm glad you liked these. Moses is one of our favorite Bible characters:)

      • profile image

        ASloane700 

        6 years ago

        This was very well written!! I homeschool my 5 kids with Abeka and this is beautifully and well-done!!

      • DonnaCosmato profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Cosmato 

        7 years ago from USA

        Thank you for your kind words, Barbara:)I hope Sunday school teachers and Christian homeschool find them helpful. I really enjoy reflecting back on what my students liked and didn't like while I was teaching, and I try to incorporate that in my lesson plans.

      • Barbara Kay profile image

        Barbara Badder 

        7 years ago from USA

        I wish I saw these back when I was teaching the younger kids. These lessons will be nice for Sunday School teachers.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, owlcation.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://owlcation.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)