Joseph in Egypt

Joseph and his Brothers

Our boy Joseph has had a rough time of it.  Sold into slavery, falsely accused and put in prison.  But then we read these amazing words “…the LORD was with Joseph”.  What a great lesson to teach kids.  They may go through some hard trials but God is good and  has an amazing purpose for all HE allows to touch HIS beloved children. (For a craft illustrating this portion of Joseph’s story go to the post on October 29, 2011, “Joseph is Tested”) To read about Pharaoh’s dream and Joseph’s rise to power check out Genesis 41-47.  Have kids write: “But the Lord was with Joseph.” on the top of the page. Give each participant 7 ears of corn to color, cut and glue on the healthy stalk . Make slit in sack to place Joseph’s  cup, which needs to be colored silver.  Optional: Trace sack  on another paper to glue on top, make tiny slits on side and thread twine to tie over sack . Glue popcorn on top. ( see example in photo)

Joseph and his Brothers

Joseph and his Brothers

Joseph and his Brothers

Uh – oh….no harmony in this family .  But who does not love the story of Joseph. We see that the favoritism only brought grief to the Father and great trials for Joseph.  But one thing we can be sure of…Jacob passed his faith of the LORD successfully to this son who would one day be the means of saving this young nation. Read about Joseph in Genesis 37, 39-40.  I recommend colored pens for coloring this lesson. If you have time , you can also explain that every name  in the Bible has an important meaning.  I’ve included the names of Jacob’s sons .  NOTE: FYI… the infamous coat of “many colors” is translated in Hebrew as : a tunic with long sleeves!