Lesson Plan- Joseph and His Wonderful Coat (1st grade on up)
Joseph and His Wonderful Coat
Objectives:The students will be able to
- retell the story Joseph and His Wonderful coat
- identify Joseph as one of Jacob’s twelve sons that was given a beautiful coat
- discuss that we should not be envious or jealous of other people’s things and we should be happy with the things we have
- explain that God want us to forgive others when someone does something wrong to us
- locate Canaan and Egypt on a map
Vocabulary Words: (Write the bold words on the board and discuss with class)
harvest- a crop that is gathered during a certain season grain- a small seed that is ground into flour to make bread jealous- feeling bitter and unhappy because someone has something that you want forgive- stop feeling angry about something someone did Canaan- In the Hebrew Bible, the "Land of Canaan" extends from Lebanon southward across Gaza to the "Brook of Egypt" and eastward to the Jordan River Valley, thus including modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories (show students this on a map and have them locate it on a map) Egypt- is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia (show students this on a map and have them locate it on a map)
Read story: "Joseph and His Wonderful Coat" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.
Introduce activities: Who was given a beautiful coat from his father?
sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers object lesson with coloring sheets, puzzles, and activities
sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (group activities) crafts, games, snacks, etc.
dltk-bible.com- The Story of Joseph lesson plan with coloring page, crafts, games, mini book, snacks, take home sheet, puzzles, etc.
calvarycurriculum.com- 6 lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
- Joseph Is Sold By His Brothers
- Joseph and Potiphar
- Joseph in Prison
- Joseph Tests His Brothers
- Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers
- Jacob Moves To Egypt
kidsclubs4jesus.com- 5 lessons with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).
- Joseph’s Pit
- Cupbearer and Baker
- Pharaoh and Joseph
- Joseph’s Brothers
- Joseph and Israel
Introduce craft: What did Jacob give Joseph? A wonderful coat.
kathyross.com- Joseph Magnet
A cute magnet of Joseph and his coat of many colors. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 18 & 19).
Joseph’s Colorful Coat- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 15 & 16.)
gospelhall.org- Joseph The Man of Many Dreams
This activity is a story wheel, where you or the students can re-tell the story of Joseph’s life by turning the wheel revealing Joseph’s dreams one at a time through the viewing window.
Introduce game: What does God want us to do when someone does something wrong to us? Forgive them.
You’re Forgiven Tag- This game will help your kids discover the need for forgiveness in their lives. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 29).
sundayschoolsources.com- Joseph and His Brothers Game Board
Use this game board with questions of your own to play the game. (You can also use the question cards below to play the game.)
The Really Big Book of Bible Games By Gospel Light
Forgiveness Balloons (page 62)- We can celebrate the fact that God will always forgive us when we ask Him. His forgiveness helps us want to forgive others. Joseph forgave his brothers, even when they had treated him very badly. In Bible times God asked His people to think about their wrong actions during the 10 days now called the Days of Awe. We’ll play a game by trying to tap a balloon 10 times in a row.
These games are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.
Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors (card game)- This is a variation on the popular game of UNO with cards depicting the colored coat of Joseph. Players are trying to empty their hands of cards by playing them to a common pile, matching cards by color, number, or action. The deck is made up of 4 sets of differently colored cards with numbers from 1 to 8. There are also 4 Wild cards, 4 Draw 2 cards, 4 Skip cards, and 4 Reverse. (I wanted to buy this game, but could not find it so I made one.)
Introduce snack: What did Jacob give Joseph? A wonderful coat. What did it look like? It was very colorful.
pillsbury.com- Colorful Coat Cookies
Have the children make coat shaped cookies and decorate them. (Example: one large rectangle for main part of coat, and 2 long thin rectangles for the sleeves of the coat).
Can You Find- Here is Joseph in his special coat. Can you find 12 black headed sheep in this picture? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 18.)
Find the Difference- Here is Joseph showing off his special coat. Can you discover 10 differences between the two pictures? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 19.)
Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph and his coat, the artist made lots of deliberate mistakes. Find at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 20.)
Find the Mistakes- Find at least 10 deliberate mistakes in this picture of Joseph being sold to the Midianites. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 22.)
Joseph (maze)- The traders took Joseph across the desert to Egypt. Find the path that takes them to the pyramids of Egypt without climbing over any trees. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 23.)
Which is Different?- Here is Joseph in prison in Egypt. Which picture is the odd one out? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 25.)
Find the Difference- Joseph was taken out of prison to explain the dreams of the pharaoh. Find at least 10 differences between these two pictures. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 26.)
Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph explaining Pharaoh’s dreams, the artist has made lots of deliberate mistakes. Circle them all. There are at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 27.)
Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)
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