Joseph #1


  1. Children should know that Joseph was one of the twelve children of Israel.
  2. Children should be able to tell the story of Joseph and the many-colored coat and of Joseph sold into slavery.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Tell the story of Joseph, either from  the Beginner’s Bible, pages 71-77,  the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 50-53, or the Read with Me Bible 74-86 or with flannelboard figures.

Add Joseph to your timeline.

  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                          True                                                   False

     Joseph was a son of Israel.                         Joseph was Jacob’s oldest son.

     Joseph’s mother was Rachel.                     Joseph’s mother was Leah.

     His father loved Joseph very much.           His father hated Joseph.

     Joseph was sold into slavery.                     Joseph’s brothers all loved him.


  1. Add Joseph and his brothers (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Judah, and Benjamin) to the family tree; Joseph and Benjamin will be under Jacob and Rachel, the rest under Jacob and Leah.

Discuss how Joseph’s brothers treated him. Is that how God wants us to treat our brothers and sisters?


  1. Make the Joseph paper doll. Decorate his coat with strips of colored yarn, colored candies, colored glitter glue, sequins, etc
  2. Close with prayer.