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Abraham and His Descendants

Joseph and God's Promise Bible Lesson

Scripture Reference: Gen. 15:5

The following crafts and activities go with the Bible lesson "Joseph and God's Promise". Throught this lesson, "Joseph and God's Promise", children learn that God kept his promise to Abraham and to Joseph and his family. They learn that God can take bad things and make good things happen. "He is kind and full of mercy; he is patient and keeps his promise. . ." Joel 2:13.

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Guess Who? Joseph and His Brothers Bible Review Game

Guess Who? Joseph and His Brothers Bible Review Game

Children learn and become more familiar with the names of Joseph's brothers with this fun Guess Who type game.

What you will need:Card Stock (Heavy Paper), Scissors, and Color Printer

What to do:

1. Before class print out the Brother's Patterns.

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2. Tape the two pages with the large figures together to make a game board and display it in front of the room.

3. Cut the smaller figures apart to make cards.

4. In class display the game board in front of the class.

5. Pick one child to be the leader and have him pick one of the cards.

6. The other children should take turns asking yes or no questions to the leader. They may asks questions such as, "Does the brother have brown hair? or Does the brother have green eyes?" The leader answers the question and the child who asks the question gets to guess which brother he thinks is the one on the leader's card. If the guesser is correct, he gets to take a turn picking a card and answering questions.

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"God Keeps His Promises" Star Activity Sheet or Craft

Abraham "God Keeps His Promises" Activity Sheet for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

God promised Abraham that he would give him as many descendants as there are stars in the sky. Genesis 26:4

Have children color the star activity sheet and count the number of stars on the sheet.

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Joel 2:13b "Decode the Verse" Bible Verse Activity Sheet (Older Children)

Joel 2:13b Decode the Verse Bible Verse Activity Sheet

Students use the star graph to decode the Joel 2:13b Bible verse. This sheet is available in both KJV and NIV.

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Make a Star Picture

Give your students black construction paper and star stickers. Have them write the Bible verse on the bottom of the paper with a white or light colored colored pencil.

Tell them that Jacob brought over seventy family members with him to Egypt to escape the famine. When your children are done, tell them to count the number of stickers on their papers.

(If you don't have star stickers, you can use a Fiskars Star Punch and punch stars from different colors of paper. Have them place dots of glue on their paper and then stick the stars to the glue dots.)



Connect the Stars Picture

Give each child a piece of black construction paper. Then give each child a small amount of paper stars. Allow them to glue their stars to the black paper, leaving some space between the stars. Next give each child a piece of chalk (any color)and have him or her connect the stars and count the stars. Glue the memory verse to the bottom of the page. "Look up into the heavens and count the stars if you can. Your descendants will be like that " too many to count!" Gen.15:5 - This idea comes from Belinda Boardman



Picture of Joseph and All His Brothers with Bible Review Game

Joseph and His Brothers Activity Sheet

Here's a fun way to learn the names of Joseph's brothers.

Children draw faces, or cut out faces from another printable sheet, and glue them onto different face shapes representing Joseph's brothers.

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Play a Review Game

Use the activity sheet to play a memory game. Cut the faces apart and cover the names that are nest to the faces. Hold each face picture up and tell your children the name of the son. Tape the picture to the board. Ask your children how they might remember the name that goes with the picture. They might say, "Benjamin's two front teeth look like the letter 'B'" or "Zebulon looks like a bully and his name sounds link a bully," etc. When you have placed all the pictures on the board ask your children to pick out each face that goes with the names. If a child picks the correct picture, he gets to keep that picture. Keep playing until all the faces have been picked. The child with the most faces wins.



Jacob's Sons Folding Craft Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School

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The craft sticks are taped together so that when they are pushed together from the sides they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks for storage. Unfold the stack and the disciples appear standing next to each. Children will enjoy drawing each of Jacob's sons and then writing their names on the back of the sticks.

What you will need:

Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks 4.5"X.625" 50/Pkg (6-Pack) - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear on the tape.) I used Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. These are very soft colored pencils that cover very well. The draw back is that they don't last as long as the harder colored pencils and they aren't cheap.

Watch a video on how to make the folding craft stick canvas.



How to Make the Disciple's Folding Craft Stick Display:

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1. Cut the mini-jumbo craft sticks into two pieces. Vary the lengths so you don't have all the disciples the same height.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape. You don't have cover the rounded ends of the sticks.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

Children can use permanent markers, pens, or colored pencils to draw the disciples faces, hair, and clothes on the sticks. Have them write the disciples' names on the back of the sticks.

If a child messes up while working on his canvas, you can pull off the tape where he messed up and replace it with new tape.

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Family Tree Picture

Family Tree Paper Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

White Typing Paper

Shades of Green Paper




How to Make the Family Tree Picture:

1. Before class print out the family tree pattern and cut out small leaf shapes about 2" long from green paper. (Available to members on The Resource room with and without the Bible verse, and as an instant digital download.)

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2. In class have your children color the tree trunks and write their family member's names on the leaves. Younger children will not know very many of their relatives, but they can just glue the leaves on the tree and have their parents help them write the names on the leaves later. Don't worry about putting the names in any kind of order like a real family tree. The idea is to just help the children think about how many people are related to them.

3. Talk about Jacob's family and how Joseph was used to fulfill God's promise to Abraham who was the father of Isaac and Jacob. Genesis 26:4 "And I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven . . ."

4. Talk to the children about Jacob's 70 family members who where in Egypt during the famine. Genesis 46:8-22 tells how many children each of his sons had. Challenge the children to come up with 70 relatives.

5. I challenged the children to take their trees home with them and have their parents help them write in the names of their relatives. I offered a prize to the child that brings back the tree with the most names.



Play a "Doggy, Doggy, Where's Your Bone?" Type Game

Pick one child to be Jacob. Jacob sits in front of the room with his back to the other children and closes his eyes. Place "Joseph" (a doll, bean bag, or paper doll) behind Jacob. Pick one child to sneak up and take "Joseph" and then go back and sit down hiding Joseph behind their back. All the children then say, "Jacob, Jacob, where's your son? Somebody took him, but who's the one?"Jacob tries to guess who took Joseph. If he is right, he takes another turn. If he is wrong, he takes the place of the child who took Joseph.



Play a Memory Verse Game

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Cut out star shapes and write the memory verse on the stars using one word per star. I used "He keeps his promises." Joel 2:13, five stars per child. Spread out the stars on the floor. Have the children sit on the floor around the stars. Take turns going around the circle letting each child pick a star. He must pick up the stars in order starting with "He". If a child doesn't pick up "He" the first time, he turns the star back over and tries again next time. Once he picks up the word "He", he will then try to find the word "keeps" and so on.

The child that picks up all the stars in order first wins. You can then have the child glue the stars onto a strip of paper to take home and study. To make this game longer, you can ask questions about the story and then have the children pick up a star.

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Genesis 26:4 Bible Verse Review Rebus

Genesis 26:4 Bible Verse Review Rebus Activity Sheet

Older Children figure out the words to the Bible Verse by studying the pictures that depict the words to the Bible verse.

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Abram and Lot Sunday School Lesson


Abram and Lot Bible Crafts

Go to the Abram and Lot Bible Crafts Page for Bible crafts, games and activities for this lesson.


Memory Cross


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