Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Toddler Bible Lesson - Joseph in Egypt

Welcome to Bible Basics!  I'm glad you stopped by.  If you're wondering what we're up to in this ongoing series, check out this introductory post.  For a growing list of toddler and preschool Bible lessons you can take a look at the Bible Basics page.

This week’s lesson will continue on from last time when we learned about Joseph’s dreams.  And next week we will conclude the three part series with Joseph’s reunion with his family.  I hope you and your toddler enjoy this week’s lesson!


Genesis 39-41
Here is a simplified text of the entire story of Joseph.

Memory Verse
“You intended it for harm, but God intended it for good.”  -Genesis 50:20
Lesson Focus
God was with Joseph and gave him favor.

Pharaoh’s Dream Corn Craft

- Construction paper, 1 tan and 1 brown

- Scissors
- White glue
- Popcorn kernels

1. Cut the tan construction paper into the shape of an ear of corn.  Cut the brown construction paper into two corn husks (I just cut two half-ovals).
2. Glue the corn husks to the ear of corn.
3. Cover the ear of corn with white glue.  Attach as many popcorn kernels as will fit.  Set aside to dry.

How We Go Through the Lesson
1. Recite or sing memory verse.
2. Read Bible story.  We use the Beginner's Bible, but you can choose a children's story Bible or "grown-up" translation that suits you and your family.
3. Recite or sing memory verse.
4. Craft or project.  Depending on the day of the week this may be a project like the one above or it could be a coloring page or something completely different.
*Repeat the lesson almost every day.  This could mean doing it on weekdays or taking one day to work on the project, saying the memory verse together throughout the day, and reading the Bible story before bed each night.  It doesn't matter when or how, but the repetition is key for toddlers to retain the lessons presented to them.

Here are some more ideas and resources for today’s lesson:
Joseph in Egypt from Auntie's Bible Lessons
Free Printable Coloring Page from Bible Printables
Pharaoh's Dreams Printable from Our Country Road

What fun and simple Bible crafts do you enjoy doing with your toddler?

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