Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened. You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.
Today we learned that Joseph’s brothers came to buy grain during the great famine in Egypt from Genesis 41 and 42. We emphasized that unconfessed sin is a heavy burden. Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.
Here are a few activity ideas…
Help your child memorize the verse.
Proverbs 28:13 (NIV) “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper”
Allow your child to do an online jigsaw puzzle featuring Joseph.
Joseph Overseer of Pharaoh’s Granaries http://jigsawsite.com/jigsaw-puzzle/23792/4×4.htm
Egyptian Harvest Jigsaw Puzzle http://jigsawsite.com/jigsaw-puzzle/23791/4×4.htm
Read the stories “Joseph Rules” http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible52.html
“The Brothers Israel and the Trouble With Lies” http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible53.html
“The Great Famine” http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible54.html
“The Great Famine Part 2” http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible55.html
Here are some ideas for creating Egyptian costumes with your children. Then let them “walk like an Egyptian”. http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/egyptian_crafts.html
Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson. https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/joseph’s-brothers-go-to-egypt-part-1/