3 Joseph and the Coat Activities for Preschoolers: Starting Blocks Playbook for September 21

IMG_2702This week, your kids get to dive into a familiar story about Joseph and the Coat.  This story is a great reminder of how God is in control of everything – both good and bad circumstances. As you work through this week’s activities with your kids, prayerfully consider how you can model for your kids the knowledge that God is sovereign and in control of it all.

HIGHLIGHTS from Sunday…

This week your child learned about Joseph. He was the son of Jacob, who we learned about last week. Jacob loved Joseph more than all of his other sons and gave him a beautiful, colorful coat. Joseph also had many dreams about being in a position of power. All of this made his eleven brothers very jealous. They threw Joseph in a very deep hole in the ground. Then, they decided to sell Joseph as a slave to a group of men from Egypt. They tore his beautiful coat into pieces, dipped it in the blood of an animal and showed it to their father, Jacob. They lied to their father, saying that a wild animal must have eaten Joseph and this was all that was left of him. All the while, Joseph was on his way to Egypt as a slave, but God NEVER left Joseph.

Teaching Truth

  • God is in control of everything.

Memory Verse:

“God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true.”

Psalm 18:30

Here’s a simple song to help your child (and you) memorize this week’s memory verse!

3 Activities that Remind us How God is in Control of Everything

1. Have a Puppet Show!

Using a small brown lunch bag and several different colors of construction paper, make a Joseph puppet.  Have your child tear the different colors of construction into 1-2 inch squares and glue them over the body of the bag.  Draw two eyes on the top of the bag to complete the Joseph puppet.  Grab several other brown bags and draw eyes on the top of each of them.  These bags will be Joseph’s brothers.  Use a dark colored towel as the well and set up the brother puppets around the well.  Act out the story by dropping the Joseph puppet into the well.  When your child is finished acting out the story, read the story from the bible and use these questions to help in a discussion.

  1. Why were Joseph’s brothers jealous?
  2. Who protected Joseph?
  3. Even though bad things were happening to Joseph, who was in control?
  4. Is God in control of your life too?

2. Toast of Many Colors

Surprise your kids with a fun twist on toast for breakfast.  Grab several slices of bread and cut out a simple coat.  Basically, cut off the crust and then cut in a little on each side to make the sleeves and the body of the coat.  Toast and butter the bread like normal, but then let your child decorate it using fun sprinkles and jelly to make it colorful just like Joseph’s coat.

3. Joseph in the Well

Place a dark colored towel on the floor.  Walk around the towel pretending it is a well while singing this song to the tune of Farmer in the Dell:

Joseph in the well

Joseph in the well

Hi ho the derry-o

Joseph in the well

Repeat the song again changing Joseph’s name to your child’s name.  When you finish the song have him/her jump into the well.

Sing this last verse and have your child jump out of the well

I’m out of the well

I’m out of the well

Hi ho the derry-o

I’m out of the well

Pray

Pray these things for your child this week:

  • That they would learn and know that God is in control of everything
  • That they would remember God NEVER leaves us

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