Make Moses' Healing Staff

"Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. 7 And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you. Pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8 And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” 9 So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live." Numbers 21:4-9

What you'll need:

  • Bamboo, long wooden dowel, or PVC pipe for the staff
  • Gold or bronze spray paint
  • Wire and/or Glue
  • Rubber snake

Step 1

Paint your staff and snake gold or bronze.

Step 2

Wrap the snake around the top length of the staff, with its head curled around the top. Secure the snake to the top of the staff with wire and/or glue.

There you go! You're very own healing staff to use in acting out Israel's time in the wilderness.