Joseph #2


  1. Children should be able to tell the dreams of the butler, the baker, and Pharaoh.
  2. Children should know the story of Joseph’s forgiving his brothers.
  3. Children should know how the people of Israel came to live in the land of Egypt.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Review the story of Joseph from last week.


  1. Read the story of Joseph either in the Beginner’s Bible, pages 78-91,  the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 54-71, or with flannelboard figures. No one new to add to your timeline but it's a good time to review all the figures hanging on the clothesline. 


  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                              True                                                  False

      Joseph was a slave of Potiphar in Egypt.  Joseph was taken to China as a slave.

      The butler dreamed of grapes and a cup.  The butler dreamed of apples.

      The baker dreamed of bread and birds.    The baker dreamed of apple pies.

      The butler was freed by Pharaoh.             The baker was freed by Pharaoh

      Pharaoh dreamed of fat and thin cows.    Pharaoh dreamed of fat elephants.


  1. Talk about slavery and prison: What would it be like? Are there slaves now? Prisoners? What did Jesus say about how we should treat slaves and prisoners?


  1. Talk about dreams: Do we have dreams? What kind of dreams? Are there other important dreams in the Bible?  (Jacob’s ladder, Joseph and Mary)


  1. Make Joseph’s chains: Cut strips of construction paper. Write on them the names of people important to Joseph’s slavers – his brothers, Potiphar, Pharaoh, butler, baker, etc. Tape strips into loops to form a paper chain.


  1. Close with prayer.