The Plagues of Egypt depicts the power and sovereignty of God over all creation. This study will examine the ten plagues God sent upon Egypt to compel Pharaoh to release the Israelites.
- God is holy, just, and compassionate.
- The consequences of disobedience.
- The foreshadow the ultimate redemption.
BIBLE READING: Exodus 7 – 12
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BACKGROUND TO THE PASSAGE
After God called Moses to deliver the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, he and his brother Aaron approached Pharaoh to request their release. However, Pharaoh refused and instead increased their burden. God then sent a series of plagues upon Egypt to demonstrate His power and compel Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.
The ten plagues were:
- Water turned to blood (Exodus 7:14-25)
- Frogs (Exodus 8:1-15)
- Gnats (Exodus 8:16-19)
- Flies (Exodus 8:20-32)
- Livestock diseased (Exodus 9:1-7)
- Boils (Exodus 9:8-12)
- Hail (Exodus 9:13-35)
- Locusts (Exodus 10:1-20)
- Darkness (Exodus 10:21-29)
- Death of firstborn (Exodus 11:1-12:30)
YOUTH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES – The Plagues of Egypt
- Divide the group into two teams.
- Give each team a set of cards with the names of the plagues.
- Have each team take turns acting out the different plagues of Egypt.
- The team that guesses all ten plagues first wins.
This a fun and engaging game that allows the group to compete in a series of challenges that represent each of the plagues of Egypt.
For each plague, come up with a challenge that represents the essence of the plague. For example:
- Water turned to blood: a water balloon toss with red water balloons.
- Frogs: a relay race where players must hop like a frog.
- Gnats: a puzzle challenge where players must untangle a bunch of strings
- Flies: a fly-swatter relay race where players must swat plastic flies
- Livestock diseased: a food-eating contest where players must eat something.
- Boils: a hot potato game where players must pass a hot potato around.
- Hail: a challenge where players must toss balls of ice into a bucket.
- Locusts: a puzzle challenge where players must assemble a giant locust puzzle.
- Darkness: a guess the item in the bag by touch challenge.
- Death of firstborn: a blindfold challenge where players must paint the doorpost on a picture.
LEAP FROG RELAY RACE
- Divide the group into two teams and have each team line up in a single file line.
- The first person in each line will act as the “frog” and will leap (step) over the other team members.
- When the “frog” reaches the end of the line, they become the last person in the line, while the rest of the team members move up one spot.
- The new first person in the line becomes the next “frog” and continues the game, leaping over their team members until they reach the end of the line and run to the front to become the last person in the line.
- The game continues until every member of each team has had a turn to be the “frog.”
- The team that completes the relay first wins.