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Sunday School Lesson 17: Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors

We started off this lesson by summarizing what happened last week using the characters of Jacob, Leah and Rebekah from Lesson 15 and Lesson 16. We also used Jacob’s sons craft from Lesson 16 to go over the names of all his sons while bringing to the kids’ attention that Joseph and Benjamin were born to Jacob in his old age. Out of all Jacobs 12 sons Joseph was his favorite!

We decided to do the story of Joseph over three lessons. In this lesson we focused on Joseph receiving a special gift from his father and the dreams he had that led to him being hated by his brothers and eventually sold into slavery.

We first read the story of Joseph and the special coat his father gave him. They always sit so well captivated by the story. Using this week’s lesson aids to help the little ones we asked them what special present Joseph received (place 17.1 on board then 17.2 once they answered). We talked about how his brothers might have felt about that and if it was a good idea for Jacob to give such a pretty and most likely expensive gift only to Joseph.

We went on discussing the dreams Joseph had and how that made his brothers hate him even more (posters 17.3 and 17.4). Even his parents were thinking that he might be making these dreams up! It must have been super hard for Joseph to ply and have fun with his brothers if they didn’t like him and were men to him. But from the story we can see what a good heart Joseph had.

This led us to Joseph gladly obeying his father by taking some food for his brothers, who were far away tending sheep. The little ones where quick to answer what happened next and where Joseph’s brothers threw him (poster 17.5). Instead of living Joseph to die there, they ended up selling him to some traders passing by (poster 17.6) and them lying to their father about what had happened to his beloved son (poster 17.7).

We ended the story asking the children how Joseph might have felt (sad, scared, angry), but even though all those bad things happened to him (brothers betraying him, sold into slavery, going to a foreign country) someone was there with him…God! We left the kids eager to come next week to find out what happened next and how God was with Joseph.

We had a simple yet fun craft for the kids to end the lesson with. Once the little one colored in their picture of Joseph they were super exited to use glitter to decorate Joseph’s coat and make it very pretty.

Please click here to download everything in English. Please note: I have included both Australian (British) and American English spelling options in this packet. The first half of this file contains British spelling and the second American spelling.

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Blessings!

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