A really cute idea for a visual is to use little toy Bible figures or even the Fisher Price Little People. You create the Red Sea and dry ground using felt. The Little People create a line of people walking through on the dry ground as you tell the story of Moses.
After telling or reading the story, I had the children act out the story. I chose one child to be “Moses”. He got to wear a card with the name, “Moses”, tied around his neck with yard and he carried the staff (long stick).
I tore a long piece of dark blue bulletin board paper to be the sea. Down the middle of the sea, I put pieces of brown paper to form the “dry ground”. Along the side of the dark blue sea, I had cut out fish from construction paper. Our “Moses” was the leader as our little Israelites followed him down the path and through the sea. It became a short version of follow the leader.
After following Moses across the dry ground, we needed a little snack to remind us of our story. Exodus 15:8 tells us that the water was congealed. Sounds kind of like Jello to me! So, I prepared a pan of blue Jello jigglers ahead of time. Inside the Jello, I put gummy fish and gummy sea creatures. After taking the Jello out of the pan and putting it on a plate, I cut a path through the middle so that there would be dry ground in the middle. I did a short retelling of the story as we ate our jigglers. The kids LOVED it!
I found a paper craft where we made Moses crossing the Red Sea online to complete this lesson. We all had a fun time!