613. YouTube Video and Discussion – The Egyptian Pyramids


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about the Bible story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife

During a dig, an archaeologist discovers an ancient remote control. When he presses it, the pyramid rises out of the ground, and a staircase appears. Excitedly he climbs the stairs and enters the pyramid. In the meantime his camel starts to chew on the remote control, which causes everything to go wrong. Eventually the archaeologist is shot back out of the pyramid.
How does this film go with today’s story?

The Egyptian Piramids Use this secular YouTube video to talk about the Bible story of Joseph and the wife of Potiphar

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

This funny video shows what happens to Joseph. Joseph arrives in Egypt. He becomes the number one slave, and everything seems to be going well. But just as the archaeologist is ‘betrayed’ by his camel, Joseph is betrayed by Potifar’s wife. The archaeologist gets shot out of the pyramid; Joseph gets pulled deeper and deeper into the dungeons. Joseph discovers that in his life someone else has got hold of the remote control, and that he absolutely can’t get a grip on what’s happening in his life.

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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612. How do I tell the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife - five Storytelling Tips


Use these five easy storytelling tips to tell the Bible story of Joseph and the wife of Potiphar

five storytelling tips for the Bible story of Joseph and potiphars wife

Five tips:

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611. Number 1?! - Icebreaker


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph being thrown in prison

Joseph is number 1 for everybody in the story. In what are the children number 1?

Number 1 an Icebreaker about the Bible story of Joseph

What do you need:

- a picture of a ‘Ist’ rosette.

What to do:

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610. The layers of an onion - Children's Moment


Use this children's moment to teach about Joseph losing his coat not only when his brothers sell him as a slave, but also with Potiphar's wife. 

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, that is also a real tearjerker! :-)

The layers of an onion a childrens moment in church about the Bible story of Joseph and the wife of potiphar

What do you need:

- an onion
- a knife
- a rubbish bin

What to do:

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609. Joseph in the pit - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this complete Sunday school lesson on Joseph in the pit

We offer you eleven creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

Joseph thrown into the pit a complete Sunday school lesson with eleven creative ideas


The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 598:    Keep the Balloon up - Introductory Activity

Idea 599:    Throw it Away! - Children's Moment

Idea 600:    The Lying Brothers - Icebreaker

Idea 601:    How do I tell the story of Joseph in the pit? - three Storytelling Tips

Idea 602:    YouTube Video and Discussion – The Unlucky Bait

Idea 603:    Colours that run together - a fun science experiment

Idea 604:    What Are You Worth? - Creative Activity

Idea 605:    The case against Ruben - Creative Activity

Idea 606:    Who are the bad brothers? - A Bible Game

Idea 607:    Throw it into the pit! - A Bible Game

Idea 608:    A Cry From The Pit - A Creative Prayer Idea