Monday, June 14, 2010

The Forgiving Prince (day 11)

The story of Joseph and his brothers, from Genesis 37-46 starts on page 76 of "The Jesus Storybook Bible." There is so much in this story that it was hard to decide what activity to focus on today. The kids wanted to scoop and pretend to be Joseph handing out food in Egypt. This was an activity in the Fingers and Feet (formerly Bible Buckaroos) book but we used beans. My friend Sara Virdell had the brilliant idea to use rice crispies instead so there would be no choking or nose hazards. So we acted out the story, with brothers being hungry, traveling to Egypt for food, bowing to Joseph, receiving food from Joseph, being forgiven by Joseph, etc. We took turns being Joseph since the kids like the scooping part the best. Then they actually had rice crispies for their snack. Knox liked the eating part the best.

the point? God used Joseph's being in Egypt to actually save his entire family, wow!


Ping said...

When we did this story in the Kids' Room at church, we used the goldfish for snack. I asked the kids what they thought Joseph and his family ate--I was curious. The obvious answer was "sandwiches?"

Sunshine said...

That's a great idea to use the goldfish. I also like the dialogue. Thanks.