671. Abram and Lot separate - a Sunday School lesson


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Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18?

Abram and Lot separate a complete Easter Sunday school lesson with fourteen creative ideas. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson VBC kidmin childrens ministry or childrens church and youth ministryWe offer you the following fourteen creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that all these 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:

*  What a tug of war! - an introductory activity
*  Share and share alike - a children's moment
*  Share a marshmallow tea cake - an icebreaker
*  How do I tell this Bible story? - a storytelling tip
*  Hewn - YouTube video and discussion
*  The never ending bar of chocolate - a fun science experiment
*  How much space do we need? - a creative activity
*  What is a climate refugee? - a creative activity
*  This beautiful earth - a creative activity
*  Make a choice - a Bible game
*  Feed the sheep relay race - a Bible game
Build a nomad tent - a crafts idea
*  Make a 3D map - a crafts idea
*  A prayer for the journey - a creative prayer idea

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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.

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


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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

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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


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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

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


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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

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


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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

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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

What do you do:

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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

What do you do:

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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


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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

What do you do:

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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

What do you do:

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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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629. Let’s collect... - a fun Bible game


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

A fun game in which the children, just like Joseph, try to harvest as much as possible.

Lets collect 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:

- a large dice
- a few bags of peanuts in shell
- a timer
- sandwich bags for the children to put their peanuts in at the end of the game

What do you do:

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628. A wall of dreams - a creative / personal activity


Use this craft activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh

The children are going to think about their most beautiful dream. This may be a dream that they really dreamt, or something that they would really love to see happen in the future.

You can use this personal look at dreams to go on to talk about Joseph’s dreams.

A wall of dreams a creative personal activity about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- enough worksheets for each child
- felt pens/ coloured pencils

What to do:

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627. A glimpse into the heart of God - a craft activity


Use this craft activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh

Even though it seems that the Pharaoh is the most powerful person in this story, God is working in the background. He gives Pharaoh the dreams, and warns him. He gives Joseph the wisdom to be able to interpret the Pharaoh’s dreams. In this way Joseph is able to save everyone with his clever plan.

A glimpse into the heart of God a fun craft activity about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- each child needs the two worksheets printed on card. You can download the two worksheets below.
- glue sticks
- pairs of scissors
- felt pens

What to do:

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626. Waiting for the dream to come true - a fun craft activity


Use this craft activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph having to be patient

Joseph has to wait thirteen years until the Pharaoh takes him out of prison and makes him viceroy of Egypt. It’s hard to wait! Luckily the children won’t have to wait that long with this craft activity.

Waiting for the dream to come true a fun craft activity about the Bible story of Joseph having to be patient for many years. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- plastic cups or flower pots
- cotton wool
- cress seeds
- stickers and pens to decorate the pots

What do you do:

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625. The difference between looking and seeing - a fun science experiment


Use this science experiment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph explaining the dreams

The baker, the cupbearer, and the Pharaoh have their dreams in their sleep, but they don’t see the meaning of the dream. God gives Joseph the insight to understand the meaning of the dream. As ordinary people we are sometimes not very good at really seeing and understanding things. We look but don’t see. This experiment is a good example of this.

The difference between looking and seeing

What do you need:

- a pack of cards
- pen and paper

What do you do:

Lay out the following combination of cards on the table.

 cards1

Ask a child to choose one of the cards and write the name of the card on a piece of paper. Ask them then to turn over the paper so that no one (and especially you) can’t see which of the five cards they chose. Then remove all five cards from the table.

Tell the children about the story you’re going to tell, about the baker, the cupbearer and the Pharaoh who all watch their dreams but don’t see the meaning of them. God gives to Joseph the insight to understand the meaning of the dreams.

Is there a difference between looking and seeing?

Put the following four cards on the table.

Cards2

Ask the child who chose a card at the start to turn over the paper on which they wrote which card it was. Lo and behold, their card has vanished!

It’s all about looking and seeing.

The baker, the cupbearer and the Pharaoh watch/look at their dreams in their sleep, but Joseph needs Gods help to see the true meaning.

With this experiment you also need to look very carefully.

Which of the original five cards are the same as these four cards that are now on the table?

They are all different! Not a single card is the same as the first five.
This is why the card that the child chose will always have disappeared.

But how come we don’t see this?

The cards look so similar to each other that we don’t remember properly which cards we have seen. We look, but don’t see properly.
With God’s help Joseph learns to see the meaning of the dreams.

You can repeat this ‘trick/experiment’ so that the children learn how to do it at home.

624. YouTube Video and Discussion – Nobody Nose Cleopatra


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about the Bible story of Joseph becoming a ruler of Egypt

Cleopatra rules over Egypt. There’s just one problem – she is not happy about her nose. She wants someone to paint a portrait of her, but each time that someone paints a good likeness of her nose they get into big trouble! One painter sends his servant to Cleopatra with the latest portrait, but on the way the painting gets damaged. The servant tries to repair it, and ends up with a portrait that is more like a Picasso. Cleopatra thinks it is wonderful, and the servant in turns becomes a painter with his own servant. 

Nobody Nose Cleopatra The Egyptian Piramids Use this secular YouTube video to talk about the Bible story of Joseph becoming a ruler in Egypt


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

The film is about the power and fickleness of the rulers of Egypt. Farao and Cleopatra were the most powerful people in Egypt. They could make and break people, throw people into prison, kill them, or appoint them as viceroy or portrait painter. Sometimes in our world it seems as though powerful people, companies and governments can do anything they want. Which role does God play in the background?

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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623. Yum Yum! - Icebreaker


Use this Icebreaker to teach about Joseph becoming ruler in Egypt

After thirteen terrible years of being a slave, and being thrown into prison for something he hadn’t done, it’s finally time to celebrate. Joseph becomes viceroy of Egypt and can finally forget all the misery. It’s time for a party.

He calls his oldest son Manasseh, and his youngest son Ephraim. Manasseh means ‘to forget’, and Joseph said It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household. “I have forgotten all my sadness. I don’t miss my family any more”. Ephraim means ‘fruitful’, and Joseph said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”

Yum Yum use this fun icebreaker to talk about the Bible story of Joseph becoming ruler in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens churc

What do you need:

- cupcakes or muffins
- cream
- icing
- hundreds and thousands and sweets to decorate the cakes
- paper plates

What to do:

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622. I feel like apple pie! - Children's Moment


Use this children's moment to teach about Joseph explaining the two dreams to the pharaoh

You could use this for a children’s moment in the church service, or as an introduction to your children’s programme.

A fun introduction to the Bible story for all ages!

I feel like apple pie use this fun childrens moment to talk about the Bible story of Joseph interpreting pharaohs dreams. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens churc

What do you need:

- an apple pip
- a flowerpot filled with earth

What to do:

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621. Joseph and Potiphar's wife - a Sunday School lesson


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

Are you looking for a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Joseph saying 'no' to Potophar's wife and being thrown into prison in Genesis 39?

Joseph and Potiphars wife a complete Sunday school lesson with 12 creative ideasWe offer you the following twelve creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.

We understand that these twelve 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:

*   The layers of an onion - a children's moment
*   Number 1?! - an icebreaker
*   How do I tell the this Bible story? - five storytelling tips
*   The Egyptian pyramids - YouTube video and discussion
*   The floating / sinking orange - a fun science experiment
*   Do you recognize all the emotions? - a creative activity
*   The longest chain in the world - a creative activity
*   A reflecting mirror - a creative activity
*   Build a pyramid - a Bible game
*   Going against the current - a Bible game
*   A ball and chain - a crafts idea
*   What are you full of? - a creative prayer idea

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

We have created an illustrated PDF booklet containing these twelve 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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620. A ball and chain - a craft activity


Use this easy craft activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph being imprisoned in Egypt

Joseph went straight from Potifar’s household to an Egyptian jail. That was no fun. Maybe he even had to wear a ball and chain on his ankle. But even in jail Joseph discovered this: ‘Even in hard times God is with me’.

A ball and chain use this creative crafts idea to think about the Bible story of Joseph in the prison in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

 

What do you need:

- a worksheet (that you can download below) for each child, printed on thick paper/card
- some pairs of scissors
- coloured pencils / felt pens
- staplers

What to do:

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619. Going against the current - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt

Joseph tries to build a life up in Egypt but it falls apart around him. A fun game in which the children discover that it’s hard to reach your goal when you’re going against the current. They’ll also discover how great it feels when they succeed.

Going against the current use this fun game to think about the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

 

What do you need:

- a ball, basket/bucket, and tape

How to play:

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618. Build a pyramid - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in Egyptr

Joseph tries to build a life up in Egypt but it falls apart around him.

Build a piramid use this fun game to think about the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

 

What do you need:

- a few hundred plastic cups

How to play:

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617. A reflecting mirror - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to think about Joseph's relationship with Potiphar

Joseph is just an ordinary slave in Potifars household, but if you read the story well in the Bible, you will see that Potifar understood that the Lord was with Joseph, and was helping him. Joseph was a sort of mirror for Potifar.


A reflecting mirror use this creative activity to think about the Bible story of Josephs relationship with Potiphar

 

What do you need:

- a mirror
- printed out worksheets of the mirror that you can download below!
- felt pens /coloured pencils /paint

What do you do:

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616. The longest chain in the world - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to think about Joseph's time in prison

Joseph is sent straight to prison. But even in prison Joseph knows this: “God is always with me, even here in prison. I can never be separated from God.”Joseph is sent straight to prison. But even in prison Joseph knows this: “God is always with me, even here in prison. I can never be separated from God.”


The longest chain in the world use this creative activity to think about the Bible story of Joseph in the prison in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

 

What do you need:

- many sheets of different coloured A4 paper
- staplers and/or cellotape
- pairs of scissors

What do you do:

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615. Do you recognize all the emotions? - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to think about all the emotions in the Bible story of Joseph 

The story of Joseph is a real roller coaster. Lots of things happen to Joseph, Potifar and Potifar’s wife. There are lots of different emotions. Using emoticons we’re going to look into this further.

Do you recognize all the emotions in the Bible story of Joseph in the household of Potiphar a creative activity for Sunday school lesson kids ministry childrens church youth work

What do you need:

- worksheet (that you can download below)
- felt pens or biros.

What do you do:

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