Joseph's Story

Matthew's record of when the angel visited Joseph reveals that Jesus would be the promised Messiah of the Old Testament who would save His people from their sin. The activities and resources listed below are related to these realities found in the New Testament story of Joseph as recorded in Matthew 1:18-25.

Joseph’s Story 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 the Joseph’s Story Bible Lesson (OT04L3TP). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the teaching picture PDF.

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An Angel Spoke to Joseph Story Illustration

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.

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Joseph and Mary Bible Illustration

When Joseph learned about Mary expecting a baby, it was quite a surprise since they were not yet married. Joseph was a good man, though, and he married Mary and took care of Jesus. This illustration will help kids remember Joseph’s great character.

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Joseph Told About Jesus Bible Craft

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.

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Joseph Told About Jesus Story Illustration

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.

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Mary and Joseph Christmas Ornament (Colorable)

Introducing children to the Christmas story (the birth of Jesus) is important not only for their understanding of this holiday, but it’s also an important step in their salvation. This colorable Joseph and Mary Christmas ornament activity will help kids remember the importance of Christmas.

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Mary and Joseph Christmas Ornament

Introducing children to the Christmas story (the birth of Jesus) is important not only for their understanding of this holiday, but it’s also an important step in their salvation. This easy Joseph and Mary Christmas ornament activity will help kids remember the importance of Christmas.

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Joseph’s Story Bible Craft

This super easy Christmas angel, based on Matthew 1:18-25, will help children remember the angelic messenger who came to visit Joseph to tell him of Jesus’ birth. It can underscore for kids that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the Son of God.

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Isaiah 9:6 Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet

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.

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