Joseph (Old Testament)

Joseph is a major character in the Old Testament stories of the early patriarchs. His faithfulness to God in the midst of his hardships is an example for all of us and a reminder that God is in control. These Bible lesson activities feature Joseph, his hardship, his endurance, his faith, and God's blessing upon him.

Joseph’s Special Coat Coded Words

The story of Joseph, found in Genesis 37, tells how Israel (formerly Jacob, Abraham’s Grandson) gave his favorite son, Joseph, a special coat. This obvious favoritism angered his brothers and began an important chain of events in Joseph’s life. Apart from revealing the obvious negative implications of favoritism within a family, the story also sets…

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Joseph and His Family Jigsaw Puzzle

The Book of Genesis dedicates a significant amount of space to one of the Patriarchs named Joseph. As a young man, 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.…

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Joseph Helped the King Jigsaw Puzzle

The story of Joseph in Genesis is significant both for its message(s) and length. The story helps us understand how the people of Israel got to Egypt, but also gives us insight into the life of this incredible man. Even though he’d been mistreated by his brothers and by others, Joseph acted with integrity and…

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Joseph and His Family Parents Connect Page

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is the Joseph and His Family Parents Connect page (OT05L4PC). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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Joseph Helped the King Parents Connect Page

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is the Joseph Helped the King Parents Connect page (OT05L3PC). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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God Was with Joseph in Egypt Parents Connect Page

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is the God Was with Joseph in Egypt Parents Connect page (OT05L2PC). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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Joseph’s Special Coat Parents Connect Page

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is the Joseph’s Special Coat Parents Connect page (OT05L1PC). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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Joseph Unit Overview Page

Every lesson in God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers fits into a unit that contains either four or five free lessons. A listing of all of the units can be found on the site along with access to all of the lessons. This page (below) and the downloadable and printable PDF is an overview of…

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Joseph Helped the King Teaching Picture

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a full-color teaching picture for use in teaching the lesson. This is the teaching picture for Joseph Helped the King (OT05L3TP). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the teaching picture PDF.

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