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Kids Lesson: The People Built the Tabernacle (Exodus 35-40)


The People Built the Tabernacle (Exodus 35-40)

God told the Israelites to build a tabernacle where He would dwell with them. God wants to be with His people. As part of His plan to save sinners, God sent Jesus to dwell on earth with people.

Big Picture Question

What is worship? Worship is celebrating the greatness of God.

Key Passage

Come, let’s worship and bow down; let’s kneel before the Lord our maker. - Psalm 95:6

  • Come - bring palms up to head
  • let’s worship - look up and “raise the roof”
  • and bow down - bow while bringing hands down to sides, palms down
  • let’s kneel before the Lord - kneel or squat down
  • the Lord our maker - cross hands over heart/chest

Key Passage Song

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Summary

  • God gave the people instructions on how to build the tabernacle, where He would meet with them.
  • Moses asked the people to offer gifts to help build the tabernacle, and the people gave much more than was needed.
  • God gave some craftsmen special talents for building, and His glory filled the tabernacle when it was finished.

Coloring/Activity Page