Shemot Bo Language Arts All Ages

Language Arts Prompts

Language arts prompts for essays, narration, storytelling, and more. Inspired by Parashat Bo.


  • Where did Pharaoh fail as a leader?
  • What is the difference between good/holy stubbornness and bad/evil stubbornness?
  • How far is too far?
  • What characterizes true repentance, versus regret?
  • What are some examples of firstborns in the Bible? Which ones failed in their role, and which ones succeeded? What distinguished these two types of firstborns?

Historical Fiction

  • Write a short story about the Passover from the perspective of an Israelite.


  • What did G-d require the Israelites to do during the night of the Passover?
  • Describe some of your favorite family Passover traditions.
  • Why are firstborns consecrated to the L-rd?
  • Why do we celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Matzah)?