Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – The Plague Of Locusts

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 Plague of Locusts.  (Exodus 10:1-20)

Remind your children that God’s children (The Jews) were now slaves in Egypt.  Moses and his brother Aaron have been called by God to tell Pharaoh (Egypt’s king) that He must let the Jews go.  Pharaoh had told them NO!

So God brought 10 miraculous plagues to convince Pharaoh to let His people go.  Here is the eigth plague.

Ask the children…

What were these miracles supposed to teach God’s people?

“I’ve also done it so you can tell your children and grandchildren about how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and about the signs I displayed among them—and so you will know that I am the LORD.” (Exodus 10:2)

When Moses threatened the plague of locusts, in order to avert the plague, who did the Pharaoh say could go and worship the Lord?

“Never! Only the men may go and worship the LORD, since that is what you requested.” (Exodus 10:11)

Locust come in vast clouds and make day look like night.  Some locusts are 3 inches long and they devour every green thing.  How devastating was the plague of locusts God sent?

“For the locusts covered the whole country and darkened the land. They devoured every plant in the fields and all the fruit on the trees that had survived the hailstorm. Not a single leaf was left on the trees and plants throughout the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 10:15)

And Pharaoh did it again.  He appears to repent but as soon as the plague is removed, he hardens his heart.  When is he going to get it?

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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