Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Joseph and His Wonderful Coat
Joseph and His Wonderful coat
Objectives:The children will - 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
Review: Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson
Joseph and His Coat Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.
Read story: “Joseph and His Wonderful Coat” from the book The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery, page 24 – 28 or use your own story book. Or while you are reading the story “Joseph and His Brothers” (Clip and Tell Bible Stories by Lois Keffer, page 35 - 38) do cut outs as the story unfolds. Or you can use sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (Powerpoint presentation).
Then ask some of the questions from below.
1. Why did Joseph’s brother hate him? They were jealous of him.
2. What did the brothers do to Joseph? They sold him as a slave to some merchants.
3. Where did the King put Joseph for being rude to the Queen? In prison.
4. How did Joseph get out? Told the King what his dream meant.
5. Why did Joseph’s brother go to Egypt? To buy grain.
6. When the brother’s saw Joseph did they know who he was? No.
7. Did Joseph know who they were? Yes.
8. Did Joseph tell them? No.
9. How did Joseph find out that his brother’s had changed and were sorry for what they had done to him long ago? Told the brothers that Benjamin had to stay and the brother’s begged Joseph not to keep him because their father already lost one son and if he lost another it would break his heart.
10. Did Joseph forgive his brothers? Yes.
11. Does God want us to forgive others? Yes.
Songs and/or Finger Plays:
Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him. Have you ever been jealous? God wants us to be happy with the things we have, not envious of other people's things. What things do you have make you happy?
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.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- This is a file folder game for children who are working on color matching skills. These coats have multiple colors to match so children should be able to easily match single colors before playing this game. Mount the game boards to the file folder and cut out the rest of the coats for playing pieces.
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).
Joseph's Coat Game- Children will delight in collecting the many colors of Joseph's coat as they travel around the game board. This is a great tool for discussing the story of Joseph! (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 156 - 160 for directions, game board, and game pieces).
sermons4kids.com- Pin the Coat on Joseph Have children draw a large outline of Joseph on the chalkboard and then take turns being blindfolded and trying to pin a large colorful coat onto Joseph. Each one to take a turn can share something good about Joseph in our story.
theheights.org- I Spy, Musical Colors, and Find the Color (scroll down to these 3 games)
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.
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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).
A Beautiful Robe (maze) page 24, Joseph’s Special Coat (dot-to-dot), page 25, Joseph and His Brothers (find the hidden picture) page 26, Joseph’s Colorful Coat (color by letter/code) page 27- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K
Joseph and His Brothers (find and circle the story-related items hidden in the picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 5.
Joseph and His Brothers (find the hidden picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K, 26.
A Beautiful Robe (maze) page 24, Joseph’s Special Coat (dot-to-dot), page 25, Joseph and His Brothers (find the hidden picture) page 26, Joseph’s Colorful Coat (color by letter/code) page 27
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.)
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