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Object lesson - Joseph’s coat: ‘Green with jealousy’ - FREE


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph’s brothers were green with jealousy to see how their father put Joseph first. Joseph, who told on them time and time again, who was given a beautiful coat, and has now told them all his dreams. Yes, they were pretty jealous!!!!!

Green with Jealousy creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a transparent plastic bag
- washing up liquid
- shampoo
- green food colouring or green washing up liquid
- water

What do you do:

Do:
Make yourself a bag of green slime:  (see the instructions at the end of the idea).

Show the children your bag of green slime. Tell them that in the eighties children played with something they called ‘smurf snot’- a soft green slimy gel in a bag.

Ask:
- Ask the children who knows the saying ‘Green with jealousy’?
- Why does the colour green stand for jealousy?

Tell:
Joseph’s brothers were green with jealousy to see how their father put Joseph first. Joseph, who told on them time and time again, who was given a beautiful coat, and has now told them all his dreams. Yes, they were pretty jealous!!!!!

Ask:
- Have you ever been jealous? Why?
- What did it feel like?
- What can you do if you are really feeling jealous about something?

Tell:
We’re going to make our own green slime today.

How to make slime:
- Pour a bit of green washing up liquid in the bag (or normal washing up liquid with a few drops of green colouring).
- Add a few spoons of water
- Now add a little shampoo or conditioner - you can add as much as you want
- Make sure the bag is closed properly, and squish it between your hands.

 

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