In Genesis 45, Joseph had reason to be angry with his older brothers, but Joseph chose the path of forgiveness and love rather than hatred and revenge. This story illustration, based on Genesis 45, encourages kids to forgive when others have hurt them.
Joseph and His Family
Joseph had been sold into slavery by his brothers, but he remained faithful to God despite being treated unfairly. Eventually, he became an important leader in Egypt, where people were coming to get food. When Joseph's brothers appeared to buy food, Joseph could have treated them cruelly, but he didn't. These Bible activities are about the kindness Joseph extended to his brothers when he could have been harsh and unkind.
Based on the amazing Old Testament story of Joseph forgiving his brothers after being enslaved by them, this craft will help teach children the importance of forgiveness by creating their own open arms “Forgiving Friend.”
This free, printable children’s sermon, based on Genesis 45:1-15, can help teach kids that we should forgive as God has forgiven us. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
This free, printable sermon picture, based on Genesis 45:1-15, can help teach kids that we should forgive as God has forgiven us. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
This printable coloring page, based on Genesis 45:1-15, can encourage children to forgive wrongs done to them and to demonstrate God’s love toward people who have hurt them. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
Match games are fun, and this one will help your kids become even more familiar with the story of the reunion of Joseph and his brothers in Egypt.
Let your kids try to find all 12 of the hidden words in this word search puzzle. As they look for them, they’ll become even more familiar with important elements in the story of Joseph’s reunion with his brothers in Egypt.
Let this word line up puzzle reinforce for your kids the truth that when he could have punished his brothers, Joseph forgave them.
This 8-piece jigsaw puzzle shows Joseph joyfully receiving his brothers. As your kids work it, you’ll have a chance to talk with them about the importance of forgiveness.
Be kind and forgiving to others. Joseph, Jacob’s son, was—and is—a great example to follow. This word tiles puzzle emphasizes the importance of being kind and forgiving. This isn’t an easy task, but God is pleased when, with His help, we treat people as we should.