Moses and the burning bush is always an exciting lesson to teach to children. When teaching this lesson, I use an ORANGE SWIRLING LIGHT to give the effect that the bush is actually on fire. When I found a light at Home Depot around Halloween, a light bulb went on in my head (Pun intended!). I knew I could use this light when teaching this story.
VIEW A VIDEO OR SHOW I THE VIDEO IN YOUR CLASS
I cannot add a video of the bush with the swirling light here due to size limitations. However, you can view a video done during THE COVID isolation that shows how to teach the whole lesson. It can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vPh-JPeiC4&t=358s
THE BARE BUSH
The photo below shows branches that are cut out but not yet glued onto poster board in this photo. Glue them on to poster board.
As you tell each part of the story of Moses and the burning bush, place leaves on bare branches using clear Velcro. Each leaf has words related to a part of the story.
After leaves are in place, begin adding the flames. The flames are all about Moses’ excuses. Again, use Velcro to fix the flames in place.
ADD SWIRLING ORANGE LIGHT
After adding the first few flames, turn on the orange swirling light. This is the one I use: Amazon.com: Halloween Outdoor Decoration LED Fire & Ice Spot Light Effect Projector RRY (1) (1) : Tools & Home Improvement
MODIFICATIONS FOR DIFFERENT AGES
This visual aid is easily modified for the age group you are teaching. For early readers or non-readers, you will need a shorter version that they can understand. Simply place some leaves in on the bush before you begin the story. Then add the flames as you teach.
If the children can’t read, you can still use flames with the words. If you don’t want words at all on your visual, simply l trace and cut out the leaves and flames from the free pattern below.
Here is a free pattern download in full color for the branches, leaves and flames: BurningBush_TW