670. Jesus is a different kind of King - an Easter Sunday School lesson


Download the PFD booklet with thirteen great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 – 25  -  Jesus meeting king Herod and Pilate and both of them asking: "What kind of king is this man?"

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Jesus is a different king a complete Easter Sunday school lesson with thirteen creative ideas. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson VBC kidmin childrens ministry or childrens church and youth ministryWe understand that these thirteen ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following thirteen ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  The King says… - an introductory activity
*  Sour Milk - a children’s moment
*  Build a bridge of spaghetti - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  LIFE - YouTube video and discussion
*  Does an ice cube float on oil? - a fun science experiment
*  What sort of king is Jesus? - a creative activity
*  Who does Pilate listen to? - a creative activity
*  The story of Barabbas (1) - a creative activity
*  The story of Barabbas (2) - a creative activity
*  On or in the cross? - a Bible game
*  What sort of animal am I? - a Bible game
*  You’re my King! - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these thirteen creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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669. Jesus is betrayed by his friends - an Easter Sunday School lesson


Download the PFD booklet with eleven great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71  -  Jesus being betrayed bj Judas, deserted by his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane and disowned by Peter?

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Jesus is betrayed by his friends a complete Easter Sunday school lesson with eleven creative ideas. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson VBC kidmin childrens ministry or childrens church and youth ministryWe understand that these eleven ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following eleven ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Alone in the world - a children’s moment
*  Egg bowling - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  The early hatchling gets the worm - YouTube video and discussion
*  Pencils through a plastic bag - a fun science experiment
*  In the garden of Gethsemane - a creative activity
*  Friends make wrong choices - a creative activity
*  What does Easter mean to us? - a creative activity
*  Watch and pray... - a Bible game
*  Go on, guess who it is? - a Bible game
*  Father, forgive them… - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these eleven creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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668. LIFE - YouTube video and discussion


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

There’s a large puddle of water on the pathway. Some people walk straight through it and get wet shoes. Then a boy comes along. He puts large stepping stones in the water to form a sort of bridge, so that not only he but also everyone else coming after him can walk across to the other side.

Life Use this YouTube video to talk about Bible story of Easter for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the betrayal of Jesus? 

Today’s question is, “What sort of king is Jesus?” The answer is not at all clear to Pontius Pilate. Looking back two thousand years later we can see that Jesus is the king who, through his suffering, death and resurrection, built a bridge, so that we can walk over it to God.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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667. Build a spaghetti bridge - an Easter icebreaker


A fun icebreaker about the Easter story 

A playful introduction to our Sunday school lesson about Easter and Jesus being becoming a bridge between God and humankind.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Build a spaghetti bridge fun icebreaker about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- lots of spaghetti
- cello tape / sticky tape

What do you do:

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666. Sour Milk - an Easter children's moment


A fun children's moment about the Easter story 

It’s all going sour in today's Bible story. All the people who at first were so happy that Jesus was healing them and feeding them, are now sour and angry. They want Jesus to be crucified.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Sour Milk fun childrens moment about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- two glasses
- some normal milk that has not been in the fridge for a few days and has gone off
- a pack of long-life milk
- a bucket
- a bottle of water

What do you do:

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665. Share a marshmallow tea cake - a fun icebreaker


A fun icebreaker about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Share a marshmallow tea cake fun icebreaker about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


Abram and Lot have to share the country that they live in. How do they share it out evenly?

What do you need:

- a number of marshmallow tea cakes, or jaffa cakes
- knives and forks
- plates

What do you do:

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664. Abram follows God’s voice - a Sunday School lesson


Download the PFD booklet with fourteen great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram being called by God to go to Canaan in Genesis 12: 1 - 9?

Abram follows Gods voice a complete Sunday school lesson with 14 creative ideasWe offer you the following fourteen creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these fourteen ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following fourteen ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Which countries have you visited? - an introductory activity
*  Are you a good listener? - a children's moment
*  I am going on a journey… - an icebreaker
*  Which countries do you know? - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the story of Abram? - a storytelling tip
*  Scraps - YouTube video and discussion
*  Build your own old fashioned phone - a fun science experiment
*  I know that sound! - a creative activity
*  Quite a walk! - a creative activity
*  A suitcase race - a Bible game
*  Let’s travel to Canaan - a Bible game / quiz
*  Create your own paper sandals - a crafts idea & game
*  Footsteps in paint - a crafts idea
*  Let’s build an altar together - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these fourteen creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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663. Share and share alike - a children's moment


A fun children's moment about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Share and share alike fun childrens moment about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


A short introduction to the story of Lot and Abram’s shepherds, who argued because there wasn’t enough food to feed their animals.

What do you need:

- three pairs of objects that you can give away - for example two pencils, two pairs of socks and two apples. Make sure that one of each pair is new and beautiful, and that the other half of each pair is used and scruffy.

What do you do:

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662. What a tug of war! - an introductory activity


An introductory game about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

 
Tug of war fun introduction Bible game about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church
 
You can use this idea as before the programme has properly started, as the children are coming in.

The story today is about the shepherds who looked after the herds belonging to Lot and Abram. They were engaged in a tug of war about the food supply for their animals. There wasn’t enough for all the animals, and they argued: ‘We were here first!’. ‘No, we were first!’. 

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661. Father, forgive them - Creative Easter prayer idea


Use this Easter prayer idea to think about forgiveness

We use Jesus' short prayer on the cross to help the children in our Sunday school, Bible lesson, kids work, children's church or youth work to think and pray in a creative way about forgiving those who have been mean to us or have hurt us. 

Father forgive them a creative Easter prayer idea for Sunday school Bible lesson youth work kids ministry or children church


What do you need:

- a piece of red cloth, as a cloak
- pins
- pen and paper

What to do:

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660. Go on, guess who it is? - Bible game


Use this Bible game to reflect on why Jesus allowed his own suffering

The soldiers blindfold Jesus and hit him, while they insult him: “Hey, you’re a prophet aren’t you? Go on then, tell us who hit you!”

Use this game to reflect on the meaning of Easter within your Sunday school, Bible lesson or Christian youth work.

Go on guess who it is Bible game meaning Easter Jesus suffering Sunday school Bible lesson youth work childrens church


What do you need:

- two blindfolds

What to do:

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659. Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation - Bible game


Use this Bible game to talk about Jesus being let down and betrayed by his friends in Gethsemane

Jesus knows what is going to happen in the coming hours. He encourages his disciples to pray for strength, so that they won’t fall into temptation. The disciples don’t seem to hear him, and fall asleep. Once more Jesus says the same thing, but it doesn’t seem to help.

Use this Bible game in your Sunday school lesson or Bible lesson to look at the meaning of "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation..."

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation Bible game Easter Gethsemane Sunday school lesson Bible lesson youth work


What do you need:

- ten large plastic cups
- ten stickers
- felt pens
- a soft ball

What to do:

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658. Creative activity - what does Easter mean to you?


A creative group activity to enhance your telling of the Easter story

A simple craft activity that you can do as a group - decorate a large candle which you can light at the start of each Sunday School lesson or children's programme. It’s a lovely symbol to light a large candle to remind the children of Jesus’ presence in their lives. 

What does Easter mean to you decorate a large candle Sunday school lesson kids church Bible lesson childrens ministry kids ministry youth work


What do you need:

- a large white candle
- coloured sheets of candle wax
- pairs of scissors

What do you do:

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657. Friends make wrong choices - creative activity


Use this creative activity to talk about Jesus being let down and betrayed by his friends in Gethsemane

Jesus encourages his friends to ask God for strength, so they won’t fall into temptation, but it all goes completely wrong.
Use this idea in your Sunday school or Bible lesson to look at friendship.

Friends make wrong choices Jesus betrayed by friends creative activity sunday school lesson bible lesson youth work bible story easter


What do you need:

- chocolates
- 10 small chocolate eggs for each child 
- four bowls or small boxes
- 4 statements in download

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656. In the garden of Gethsemane - creative activity / group discussion


Use this creative activity to create a group discussion about four important events in the garden of Gethsemane

Four very important events in the life of Jesus happened in the garden of Gethsemane. Using four symbols or drawings, we are going to take a deeper look at what happened. This idea is ideal for a Sunday school lesson, a Bible lesson or within your youth work.

In the garden of Gethsemane a group discussion Sunday school lesson kids church Bible lesson childrens ministry kids ministry youth work


What do you need:

- worksheets
- pens / coloured pencils

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655. Pencils through a plastic bag - fun science experiment


A fun science experiment to the Easter story

Jesus has a lot to cope with in this Easter Bible story:

- The disciples abandon him by falling asleep
- Judas betrays him with a kiss
- His disciples use violence
- Peter denies knowing him
- He is hurt and insulted, and falsely convicted.

How does Jesus cope with all of this?

Use this experiment to talk about this Easter theme in a Sunday school setting or within your youth work.

Pencils through a bag fun science experiment to tell Bible story of Easter in Sunday school Bible lesson object lesson kids church kids ministry yout work


What do you need:

- a strong ziplock plastic bag
- water
- six pencils

What do you do:

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654. YouTube video and discussion - The early hatchling gets the worm


Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion with the children about the Bible story.

A small chick finds a worm, who then becomes her best friend. They play together all the time. One morning when she wakes up the worm is gone. As she goes out to look for him, she sees another chick with a worm in its beak. She finally succeeds in getting the worm back out of its beak, but it turns out to be the wrong worm. She throws the wrong worm away and rushes over to hug her real friend who has just showed up.

The early hatchling gets the worm use this Youtube video to talk about Jesus betrayal Sunday school lesson kids church Bible lesson childrens ministry kids ministry youth work 

 
Why is this film applicable to the story of the betrayal of Jesus? 

Our story today is about friendship, and also the things that can go wrong in a friendship. At the lowest point in his life, Jesus’ friends are not there for him. They fall asleep, betray him, deny knowing him, and even resort to violence, because they really don’t know what to do any more.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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653. Egg bowling - an Easter Icebreaker


A playful introduction about the Easter story and Jesus being deserted by his friends.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71. The disciples who fall asleep and Peter who disowns Jesus three times.

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Egg bowling fun Bible game about Easter Bible story Jesus deserted by his disciples for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin VBS


An icebreaker about Jesus feeling all alone while he is praying in the garden of Gethsemane and his disciples are all fast asleep.

What do you need:

- two chocolate eggs per child
- a tennis ball

What do you do:

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652. Alone in the world - a children's moment


A children's moment about Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71. The disciples who fall asleep and Peter who disowns Jesus three times.

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Alone in the world childrens moment about Easter Bible story Jesus praying in garden Gethsemane for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


A children’s moment about Jesus feeling all alone while he is praying in the garden of Gethsemane and his disciples are all fast asleep.

What do you need:

- a copy of the book ‘Alone in the world’ by Hector Malot, or another book

What do you do:

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651. Joseph reconciles with his brothers - a Sunday School lesson


Download the PFD booklet with ten great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers in Egypt in Genesis 44 - 45?

Joseph being reconciled with his brothers a complete Sunday school lesson with 10 creative ideasWe offer you the following ten creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these ten ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following ten ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  A turning windmill - a children's moment
*  Who’s got the cup? - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  Buggy - YouTube video and discussion
*  The heart of ice - a science experiment
*  Bitter or Better? - a creative activity
*  Stewed Apples - a creative activity
*  Bring me the… - a Bible game
*  Watch out when you take revenge! - a Bible game
*  Feel God’s love - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these ten creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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650. Feel God’s love that can melt the hardest heart


Use this creative prayer idea to pray with the children about the theme of the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Let the children feel God's love that can melt the hardest heart. Even the hearts of the brothers of Joseph!

Heart of ice a creative prayer idea about the love of God and the Bible story of Joseph brothers Egypt for Sunday school lesson youth work kids church kids ministry


What do you need:

- a silicone cake tin in the shape of a heart
- a bucket or large saucepan
- chicken wire
- string

What do you do:

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649. Watch out when you take revenge! - a fun Bible game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Joseph’s brothers are scared when they find out who Joseph is. After all, they were the ones who put him in the pit and sold him as a slave. Now he is much more powerful than they are. Is he going to take revenge?

Watch out when you take revenge Game a fun Bible game about Joseph reconciling with his brothers. Used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson


What do you need:

- balloons
- lengths of string – about 40 cm long

What do you do:

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648. "Bring me the…" - a fun Bible game about the life of Joseph


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

The brothers go back to Canaan to fetch their father Jacob and their wives and children. Joseph had said ‘Bring them all here, then I will give you fertile land’. This game is all about fetching and bringing!

Game Bring me the a fun Bible game about Joseph reconciling with his brothers. Used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson or youth work. 2

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647. Stewed Apples - Joseph's life is like that of an apple


Use this fun creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

When Joseph looks back on his life he sees God’s hand in the things that have happened. If Joseph had been an apple, people would have dropped him, peeled him, kicked him, and cut him into little pieces. But eventually Joseph sees that God used all this to make delicious stewed apples.

Stewed Apples creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers To be used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson

What do you need:

- a jam pot with a lid for each child (or if this is not possible, a plastic cup, foil and elastic bands).
- a label for each child, one you can stick onto the pot, or hang round the pot with a piece of string
- pens to decorate the label
- stewing apples
- knives
- sugar
- cinnamon
- water
- an electric hot plate
- a saucepan and wooden spoon
- a recipe for stewed apples

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646. Bitter or Better? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Joseph has been through so much suffering that he could easily have become bitter. A fun creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers in Egypt.

Bitter or Better a creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph being reconciled with his brothers. To be used in Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy Bible lesson

What do you need:

- worksheet
- grapefruit
- (toy) diamond
- pearl – not a real one!
- 4 large envelopes with a picture of a key on each one.
- 4 sheets of paper, each with one of the following phrases:
- ‘Generous’
- ‘Don’t take revenge’
- ‘Be loving’
- ‘See God’

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645. The heart of ice - a fun science experiment


Use this science experiment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

With a frozen heart, Juda and his eight brothers throw Joseph into the pit. Twenty years later you might expect that Joseph’s heart has become frozen. Thankfully that isn’t the case. Juda’s frozen heart is even starting to melt, as he offers to save Benjamin.

Heart of ice fun science experiment object lesson about Bible story of Joseph brothers Egypt for Sunday school lesson youth work kids church kids ministry

What do you need:

- a silicone cake tin in the shape of a heart
- a bucket or large saucepan
- chicken wire
- string
- glasses
- salt

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644. YouTube Video and Discussion – Buggy


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers in Egypt

A ladybird dreams of being a bee and collecting pollen. But when he does meet a bee, it takes his toy away and stamps on it. Then the bee flies away. As he flies away he loses all his pollen and flies into a plant. The ladybird comes to help him, and they end up becoming good friends. The ladybird rides on the back of the bee, and together they collect lots of pollen. This works so well that all the other bees end up collecting pollen with a ladybird on their backs.

Buggy use this Youtube video to talk about Bible story Joseph in Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry youtk work


So what makes this film suitable for a discussion on the story of Joseph reconciling his brothers?

Just like the ladybird, Joseph had a dream. He dreamt that everyone would bow down to him one day. His brothers were like the bee – to start with they ignored him and treated him very badly. It seemed that there was no chance that his dream would come true.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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643. Who’s got the cup? - Icebreaker


An icebreaker about the Bible story where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers

Joseph tests his brothers by hiding the silver goblet in Benjamin’s sack. How do the brothers react?

Who has got the cup fun icebreaker where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a (silver) cup or goblet
- music

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642. A Turning Windmill - Children’s Moment


A short introduction to the Bible story where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers

A Turning Windmill Use this fun childrens moment where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or

What do you need:

- a children’s windmill

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641. Joseph meets his brothers in Egypt - a Sunday School lesson


Download the PFD booklet with ten great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt in Genesis 42 - 43?

Joseph meets his brothers in Egypt a complete Sunday school lesson with 10 creative ideasWe offer you the following ten creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these ten ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following ten ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Do you recognize that? - a children's moment
*  Hey, I recognize your shoe! - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell the this Bible story? - four storytelling tips
*  Caminandes 1 - YouTube video and discussion
*  Is it a duck of a rabbit? - a science experiment
*  The brothers are left in the dark - a creative activity
*  Touched to the heart - a creative activity
*  That takes the biscuit! - a creative activity
*  I’m hungry - a Bible game
*  Praying with rice - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these ten creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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640. Praying with rice - an idea for creative prayer


A creative prayer idea to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

In this idea we focus on refugees who are needing food.

Praying with rice a creative prayer idea on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church 1

What do you need:

- small bags of rice – one for each child
- a saucepan of water

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639. I’m hungry - a fun Bible game


A fun game to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

Joseph’s brothers and their families are so hungry that they have to go on a long journey to buy food in Egypt. On the way there they must have been thinking of food...

I am hungry a fun game on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church 1

What do you need:

- 20 different sweets and chocolates laid out on a tray.
- a large cloth
- pen and paper

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638. That takes the biscuit! - creative activity


A fun creative activity to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

It seems that Joseph is taking revenge on his brothers. He sends them to prison for three days, imprisons his brother Simeon for longer, and makes life very difficult for them. You might say ‘what goes around comes around’ – but taking revenge does far more harm than good.

That takes the biscuit a creative activity on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- biscuits, nice ones, enough for every child
- 2 strong transparent plastic bags with a seal
- a hammer

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637. Touched to the heart - creative activity


A fun creative activity to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

When Joseph sees his brother Benjamin after 20 long years, it moves him to tears. It touches him deeply to see his favourite brother again. What touches us?

Touched to the heart a creative activity on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a dartboard
- darts
- a small heart made of cardboard

What do you do:

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636. The brothers are left in the dark - creative activity


A fun creative activity to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

Joseph leaves his brothers in the dark. They have no idea what is going on, and who they are dealing with. They don’t know where to look. Do you?

The brothers of Joseph a creative activity on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a large box with two holes in it
- objects that can be recognized by touch

What do you do:

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635. YouTube Video and Discussion – Caminandes 1


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt

A lama tries to cross a road in the desert. But every time he puts a foot on the road, traffic rushes by. He just can’t get to the other side. Then an armadillo comes along, and it crosses the road with no problems at all. The lama doesn’t know what to do – but eventually he crosses the road riding on the armadillo’s back. 

Caminandes 1 Use this secular YouTube video to talk about the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers again in Egypt


So what makes this film suitable for a discussion on the story of Joseph seeing his brothers again?

The brothers go on a journey in order to buy food, but everything goes wrong. Other people are allowed to buy food, but they are accused of being spies, put into prison, have to leave one brother behind, get accused of stealing, and have to fetch their youngest brother. If it was up to their father, Jacob, they would never go back, but they have no choice – the famine forces them to go back to Egypt a second time.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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634. Hey, I recognise your shoe! - Icebreaker


A short introduction to the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

When Joseph sees his brothers he recognises them, but they don’t recognise him. He accuses them of being spies. But are they really spies?

Hey I recognize your shoe use this fun icebreaker to talk about the Bible story of Joseph meetings his brothers in Egypt for the first time. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids min

What do you need:

- pieces of A4 paper
- felt pens

What do you do:

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633. Do you recognise that? - Children’s Moment


A short introduction to the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

Do you recognize that use this fun childrens moment to talk about the Bible story of Joseph meetings his brothers in Egypt for the first time. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you do:

Preparation:

Beforehand, record the voices of a few people in the church/children’s club on your mobile phone.

What do you do:

Invite the children to come to the front (if you’re in a church service).

Tell the children – today we’re going to hear in the Bible story that Joseph’s brothers see him after twenty years have passed, and do you know what? They don’t recognise him. He looks completely different, and speaks a different language.

I wonder how good you are at recognising people. I’ve recorded the voices of a few people from the church (or club) – see if you can recognise who it is. If not, you can always ask the adults to help!

Play the recordings one by one and ask the children whose voice it it.

Tell the children: Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s really hard to recognise someone when you can only hear their voice. In the Bible story today Joseph recognises his brothers straight away. But even Benjamin, his favourite brother, doesn’t recognise him. Strange, isn’t it?

Let’s listen to the story.

 

632. Joseph and Pharaoh's dreams - a Sunday School lesson


Download the PFD booklet with eleven great ideas on this Bible story

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Joseph explaining Pharaoh's dreams and becoming the ruler of Egypt in Genesis 40 - 41?

Joseph explains Pharaohs dreams a complete Sunday school lesson with 11 creative ideasWe offer you the following eleven creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these eleven ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following twelve ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*   I feel like apple pie! - a children's moment
 Yum yum! - an icebreaker
*   How do I tell this Bible story? - five storytelling tips
*   Nobody Nose Cleopatra - YouTube video and discussion 
*   The difference between looking and seeing - a science experiment
*   Waiting for the dream to come true - a crafts idea
*   A glimpse into the heart of God - a crafts idea
*   A wall of dreams - a creative activity
*   Let’s collect... - a Bible game
*   The lucky dip - a Bible game
*   God is involved - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these eleven creative ideas. Using this PDF booklet you can print all these ideas at home at your leisure.

You can download the complete Sunday school lesson below if you are a member of Creative Kidswork. You can become a member for just 25 dollars a year and have access to this Sunday school lesson (and all the other complete Sunday school lessons) and all the other great ideas here on the site.

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631. God is involved - an idea for creative prayer


Use this creative prayer idea to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh and to encourage children to talk with God.

In the story of Joseph God is at work behind the scenes to save the people of Egypt, the surrounding peoples, and Joseph’s family from the famine that lasted seven years. It is God who gives Pharaoh the dream, and who gives Joseph the meaning of the dream, so that he can save everyone.

God is involved a creative prayer idea about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church


What do you need:

- a large map of the world
- blank cards to write on
- pens

What do you do:

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630. The lucky dip - a fun Bible game


Use this fun game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh

During the seven years of good harvest, Joseph collects literally a countless amount of grain. Today we’re going to look for surprising questions in amongst countless bits of sawdust.

The lucky dip a fun game about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church


What do you need:

- make a lucky dip – a large container filled with sawdust
- print out the questions on the worksheet
- cut the questions into strips and attach each strip of paper to a lolly
- put the lolly’s with the questions attached into the lucky dip

What do you do:

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