The 10 Plagues

The ten plagues were sent by God to the Egyptians to help convince Pharaoh to let the Israelites go free.

1. Blood - Blood turned all the water in Egypt to blood- whether in lakes or jars.

2. Frogs - Frogs hopped around Egypt.

3. Lice - (Head) Lice was brought upon all of the Egyptians.

4. Wild animals - Wild animals ran free in Egypt- possibly attacking Egyptians.

5. Cattle plagues - Cattle plague killed and diseased all of the cattle and livestock.

6. Boils - Boils appeared on the Egyptian's skin and blistered.

7. Hail - Hail rained down.

8. Locusts - Locusts came and ate all of the crops needed for food.

9. Darkness - Darkness was only brought upon the Egyptians that was impossible to see through, and light remained on the side of the Israelites.

10. Death of the first born - The Israelites put the blood of a lamb on the door posts to protect themselves from the killing of the first born. If there was no blood, the first born would die including the son of Pharaoh. *This is where the Jewish concept of putting something on the door post comes from.

A custom is to dip your finger in wine or grape juice and make dots for each one of the 10 plagues.

Discussion Question:
Why do you think these plagues were chosen out of all the punishments possible?

haggadah Section: -- Ten Plagues