Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Manna and Quail In The Wilderness (Part 2)



Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Exodus:  The Miracle of Manna and Quail in the Wilderness (Exodus 16)

God’s people were traveling in the desert and they began to complain that they did not have any food to eat so much so that they wished to be back in Egypt where there had been plenty of food to go along with their slavery.  God provided Manna in the morning that looked like dew and Quail in the evening that blew in each night.

Ask the children…

What days were they supposed to gather this food and why not on the other day?

“You may gather the food for six days, but the seventh day is the Sabbath. There will be no food on the ground that day.” (Exodus 16:26)

What happened if God’s people tried to keep their food overnight on any day other than the Sabbath?

“Then Moses told them, ‘Do not keep any of it until morning.’ But some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning. But by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell. Moses was very angry with them”. (Exodus 16:19, 20)

How long did God provide Manna in the wilderness?

“So the people of Israel ate manna for forty years until they arrived at the land where they would settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.” (Exodus 16:15)

So God miraculously fed 2,000,000 people for 40 years in the desert until He brought them into their Promised Land where they could grow their own food.

Now you can see how Bible miracles are God’s way of blessing the world.  Glory to Him!!!

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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