In this lesson, we will learn about Aaron, Moses’ brother, who was chosen by God to play an important role in the story of the Israelites. Aaron’s life can be found in the Bible, in the book of Exodus and Leviticus.

Key Points:

  • God uses us to help others.
  • Resisting peer pressure and staying focused on God.
  • God gives us second chances.

Lesson Guide – Aaron

Begin the lesson by asking the child if they have ever helped someone in a challenging situation. Share a personal story of when you had to help someone to help them relate.

Introduce Aaron by explaining that he was Moses’ brother and played a important role in the story of the Israelites. Read the story of Aaron’s life together.

Discuss with your child how God chose Aaron to be Moses’ spokesperson. Explain how God can use us to help others fulfil His plans. Ask the child to think of ways we can help others do what God wants them to do.

Play a game where you give a message for the child to pass on to someone else. Share how God called Aaron to help Moses speak.

Talk about how Aaron and Moses confronted Pharaoh together and how Aaron turned his staff into a snake. Explain the importance of being bold and obedient when God calls us to confront difficult situations. Discuss how God used Aaron’s staff. Say that God can use even ordinary objects to perform miracles and that we can trust in His power. Think of items that your child has that God can use.

Set up a simple obstacle course in the room, representing the challenges Aaron and Moses faced. Encourage the child to go through the obstacle course while holding their “staff” (a simple stick or rolled-up paper), demonstrating their boldness and obedience.

Discuss with your child how Aaron gave in to the pressure of those around him and built the Golden Calf. Explain that we must resist peer pressure and stay focused on God.

Have a “Pressure-Resisting Challenge” where the child has to stand firm while you gently try to push them off balance. Talk about how it’s essential to remain strong in their faith, even when others try to push them in the wrong direction.

Explain that we must guard against idolatry and not be tempted to worship anything other than God. Create a simple art activity where the child can draw or colour a picture of a heart with the word “God” inside it, symbolising that God should be at the centre of their lives.

Talk about Aaron’s priestly duties and how God gave him a special job even after his mistakes. Explain some of the roles of a priest, such as offering sacrifices, praying for the people, and teaching about God. Discuss how in the New Testament, God calls us to be priests and that Jesus is our High Priest.

Explain that God has a unique role for each of us. Ask the child to think about their talents and abilities and discuss ways they can use them to serve God and others.

Play a game of “Role Relay” where the child acts out different roles (e.g., teacher, doctor, artist, etc.) and discuss how each role can be used to serve God and others.

End the lesson by praying together, thanking God for the important roles He has for each of us, and asking Him to help us be like Aaron, who followed God’s plans. Encourage your child to share any prayer requests or thanksgivings they have during this time.

Aaron – Bible story for kids

Games and activities

Speak for Moses

Children must guess scenes from the story of Moses and Aaron as acted out by adults without any sounds or speech. When the child guesses correctly, they must ‘speak’ for the adult.

High Priest dress-up

Aaron had very special clothes to wear as a priest.

To create a simple high-priest costume, dress the child in a white, long-sleeved tunic or oversized shirt. Wrap a colourful vest or sleeveless top over the tunic and secure it with a wide belt or sash. For the ephod, drape a colourful piece of fabric over the child’s shoulders and attach 12 small colourful stones or beads to the front in four rows of three using fabric glue, needle and thread, or safety pins.

Complete the look with a turban made from a folded pillowcase or fabric wrapped around the child’s head, secured with a headband or strip of fabric. Add a gold-coloured cardboard or paper head plate, labelled “HOLINESS TO THE LORD,” and attach it to the headband or turban.

Snake transformation

Give the child a pipe cleaner to represent Aaron’s staff.

Next give them some play dough and ask them to make the staff into a snake. Allow them to have fun and be creative. Repeat.


Free Bible Coloring Pages – Aaron

Craft: Sliding Staff to Snake

Aaron staff turn into a snake before Pharaoh. Easy kids craft with free template

What you need:

  • Template page,
  • Colouring equipment,
  • Scissors,
  • Glue,
  • Craft knife.

What to do:

  1. Colour the template pages.
  2. Cut out the sections. (Adult) use a craft knife to cut slits.
  3. Slide the Snake and Staff sections through the slits.

Craft: Snake / Staff bookmark

Aaron staff turn into a snake before Pharaoh Bookmark. Easy kids craft with free template.

What you need:

  • Template page,
  • Colouring equipment,
  • Scissors.

What to do:

  1. Cut out the snake shape.
  2. Colour one side to look like a snake.
  3. Colour one side to look like a wooden staff.

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