Joseph played a very special role in the life of Jesus. This Angel Spoke to Joseph Story Illustration will help kids remember how Joseph welcomed Jesus into his life and how we should do the same and serve as God leads us to do.
Joseph Told About Jesus
When Joseph, who was engaged to Mary, learned that Mary was pregnant, he was bewildered and hurt, but he didn't want to hurt her. He determined to divorce her quietly, but then an angel appeared to him and explained that Mary's baby was special because God was His father. These Bible activities are about Joseph's learning the truth about Mary's baby and how he, in turn, told Mary about Jesus.
After the angel appeared to Joseph and explained that Mary’s baby would be the Messiah, Joseph no doubt talked to Mary about the angel’s visit. This Christmas tree ornament will help kids remember that Jesus was a special baby, but born in a humble place.
Joseph was chosen to be Jesus’ earthly Father. Joseph was also one of the first people to know that Jesus was on his way. This story illustration will help kids learn about Joseph and see that God is in control of all circumstances in our lives.
This Write the Bible Phrase worksheet calls for kids to write, “To us a son is given.” This is an adaptation of Isaiah 9:6 and will help children remember that Jesus’ birth was told of in the Old Testament.
Let your children have fun putting these word tiles together. They’ll be reminded about the important message the angel gave Joseph in a dream. Having had the dream, Joseph now knew to marry Mary. He also knew to name Mary’s baby Jesus.
Break out the crayons, markers, or watercolors! This activity is a color by number picture portraying the angel who came to Joseph in a dream to tell him to marry Mary and to name the baby Jesus.
Sharpen your pencils and give your children a chance to unscramble these five words relating to Joseph’s dream and God’s instructions through an angel that Joseph marry Mary and name her child Jesus.
When Mary and Joseph married, they knew some important things many others did not know. Both of them had received instructions from God about Jesus! This word search puzzle highlights 10 things surrounding the instructions Joseph received from God in a dream. Don’t just let your children see if they can find all 10 words—see if you can too.
Mary and Joseph knew that Jesus, who was growing inside Mary’s body, was God’s Son. This color by number activity shows them as they got together after Joseph’s dream. Many people would not understand the special circumstances surrounding Jesus birth—but Mary and Joseph lived through them, and they trusted God in the midst of it all.