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Numbers 21:4 - 21:9
The Bronze Serpent
Numbers 21:4 - 21:9

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Bible story:

Forty years
The Bronze Snake

Coloring page:

Moses and the bronze snake
The Israelite's complain
The bronze serpent


TP roll snakes

# 1 For a simple craft activity, make a snake mobile from a paper plate. Draw on the plate an unbroken
line from the outside rim in a spiral that winds its way to the centre. Cut along this line and you should
have a curly snake, which the children can color in. Because the snake will naturally curve around, it will
be easy to wrap this around a bamboo pole or garden stick to complete the visual aid.

# 2 Clay Snakes
Materials Needed: orange or brown clay,
craft sticks, paper plates Directions: Using
orange or brown clay, have the children make
their own snakes. Then give each child a craft
stick and have him/her wrap the snake around
the pole. Set the snake on a paper plate and
let dry.

# 3 A Serpent of Bronze
Materials Needed: red cardstock with spiral
snake outline, bronze metallic paint, paintbrushes,
scissors, hole-puncher (optional), chopsticks
(optional), red yarn or ribbon (optional) Directions:
Have the children cut out the spiral snakes; then,
allow them to paint bronze designs onto the “fiery”
red snakes. Have older children attach the snake
to a “pole” using the hole-puncher, ribbon,
and chopstick.

Group activities


Practices that become Idols



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Kids Sermon

The Greatest Gift of All



Sunday school lessons:

Preschool - Kindergarten: The bronze serpent in the wilderness
Early elementary: Moses makes a serpent of brass
Upper elementary: The bronze serpent
Preteen: God's hand in our lives
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A creative game (Journey To The Promised Land)

Coloring book:

Forty years

Play Skit:

Bulletin Board Ideas:  

Christian Boards

Lyrics, music:  

I'm in the Lord's army


My house will serve the Lord

Other fun printable Bible learning activities:

Wilderness journey map
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