Sunday School Fun Zone's - Joseph Bible Story series

Joseph Sunday School Lessons, Crafts and Activities for Preschool Children

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Joseph lesson I - God Was With Joseph!

This is the first series in our Joseph Bible lessons, based on Genesis 37. The concepts taught in this lesson include: God was with Joseph no matter what happened. God is with us in good times and bad. God is with us whether we are happy or sad. This popular children's bible story has lots of crafts including a Joseph paper doll, and two crafts for Joseph and his coat of many colors, one using tissue paper squares, and one using finger paints! There are also Joseph activities, an action rhyme, as well as the Circle Talk Time and a prayer.

Shown below are the thumbnails of the Joseph story pictures, Joseph crafts, Joseph bulletin board pictures, and Joseph pictures to color for the Joseph Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Joseph Lesson.
Black and white coloring book picture of Joseph by himself.  He was the favorite son.
Black and white Bible  coloring book picture of Joseph in the well, sad and crying. But God was with Joseph.
Joseph craft page of Joseph's coat of many colors  for Joseph Bible story for children.
Finished craft sample of Joseph with his coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story.  This craft uses tissue paper.
Black and white Bible coloring book picture of Joseph by himself. He was the favorite son. Black and white Bible coloring book picture of Joseph in the well, sad and crying. But God was with Joseph. Joseph craft page of Joseph's coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story for children. Finished craft sample of Joseph with his coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story. This craft uses tissue paper.
Coloring book picture for Joseph Bible story of Joseph's father giving him the coat of many colors!
Illustrated bulletin board picture of Joseph's father giving him the coat of many colors!
Coloring book picture for Bible story of Joseph. Joseph's father with Joseph's torn coat of many colors.
Finished craft sample of Joseph with his coat of many colors craft for children,  for Joseph Bible story.  This craft uses finger paints!
Coloring book picture for Bible Joseph story of Joseph's father giving him the coat of many colors! Illustrated bulletin board picture and story picture of Joseph's father giving him the coat of many colors! Coloring book picture for Bible story of Joseph. Joseph's sad father with Joseph's torn coat of many colors. Finished craft sample of Joseph with his coat of many colors craft for children, for Joseph Bible story. This craft uses finger paints!
Preschool Bible story picture to color of Joseph wearing his coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story.

Joseph Toddler / Preschool Activities and Rhymes - There is a snack idea, Joseph pretend play activity, a rhyme with actions, and another activity about Joseph's eleven brothers for your preschool children. Each week also gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson, and multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!

See Joseph craft directions below.

Preschool Bible story picture to color of Joseph wearing his coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story

 

Joseph lesson II - God Remembered Joseph!

This fun, interactive preschool Joseph lesson is the second Joseph lesson in our series. It uses play money to illustrate Joseph being sold into slavery. The simplified Joseph lesson tells of Joseph's adventures of working for Potiphar, going to jail, getting out of jail by telling the king what his dreams mean, and Joseph succeeding at becoming governor of the land! The concepts taught in this lesson include: God remembered Joseph, even in the bad times. God remembers us too. He is our helper. The Circle Talk Time relates the concepts of the lesson to the children's real life experiences. There is a snack idea, pretend play activity, rhyme with actions, and a game to go with this lesson, as well as fun easy Joseph crafts to go with this important Bible lesson. You will have access to all of the printable resources shown on this page when you join Sunday School Fun Zone!

Shown below are the thumbnails of the Joseph story pictures, Joseph crafts, Joseph bulletin board pictures, and Joseph pictures to color for the Joseph Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Joseph Lesson.
Joseph Bible coloring book picture of Joseph with Potipher.
Joseph Bible coloring book picture - Joseph was made govenor of Egypt and given a wife.
Joseph crafts for children showing Joseph in jail.  He is sad, but there are words to encourage children, God remembered Joseph!
Bible picture to color of Joseph in jail.  He is sad, but there are words to encourage children, God remembered Joseph!
Joseph Bible coloring book picture of Joseph with Potiphar. Joseph Bible coloring book picture - Joseph was made governor of Egypt and given a wife. Joseph crafts for children showing Joseph in jail. He is sad, but there are words to encourage children, God remembered Joseph! Bible picture to color of Joseph in jail. He is sad, but there are words to encourage children, God remembered Joseph!
Printable Bible picture to color of the King of Egypt for Joseph children's bible story.
Joseph story picture and printable picture to color of Joseph pointing to God saying God is the one who can tell what the king's dream means.
Joseph Toddler / Preschool Activities: There is a snack idea, pretend play activity, rhyme with actions, and a game to go with this lesson, as well as fun easy Joseph crafts. Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson, and multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!
Printable Bible picture to color of the King of Egypt for Joseph children's bible story
Joseph story picture and printable picture to color of Joseph pointing to God saying God is the one who can tell what the king's dream means.

 

Joseph lesson III - God Helped Joseph Forgive His Brothers!

This interactive Joseph lesson uses a barn with flaps that open to tell the story of Joseph storing grain for the people and selling the grain so the people could have something to eat during the famine in the land of Egypt. Then it takes the children on the adventures of Joseph revealing who is was to his brothers, forgiving his brothers and being reunited with his father! The main concepts of this Joseph preschool lesson are: God helped Joseph forgive his brothers. Other Concepts: God forgives me. God helps me forgive others. There are activities for this popular children's Bible story, as well as the Circle Talk Time, Joseph crafts and a prayer. See Joseph craft directions below.

Shown below are the thumbnails of the Joseph story pictures, Joseph crafts, Joseph bulletin board pictures, and Joseph pictures to color for the Joseph Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Joseph Lesson, God Helped Joseph Forgive His Brothers!
Preschool Joseph crafts for children. Interactive Joseph crafts of barn with doors that open. Children use grain stickers to fill the barn with grain.  This craft is also used as a picture to tell the Joseph Bible story.
Preschool crafts for Joseph Bible story. Joseph Forgives his brothers. Children use stickers of Joseph's brothers to stick on the craft page.
Crafts page for Joseph Bible story.  Print stickers on Inkjet sticker paper or use restickable glue. Children color stickers, cut out, then place stickers in barn that opens.
Joseph preschool picture to color  for children. Picture of Joseph storing grain for the famine in Egypt..
Preschool Joseph crafts for children. Interactive Joseph crafts of barn with doors that open. Children use grain stickers to fill the barn with grain. This craft is also used as a picture to tell the Joseph Bible story. Preschool crafts for Joseph Bible story. Joseph Forgives his brothers. Children use stickers of Joseph's brothers to stick on the craft page. Crafts page for Joseph Bible story. Print stickers on Inkjet sticker paper or use restickable glue. Children color stickers, cut out, then place stickers in barn that opens. Joseph preschool picture to color for Joseph Bible story. Picture of Joseph storing grain for the famine in Egypt.
Joseph is reunited with his father. Preschool biible picture to color.
Printable story picture and picture to color of Joseph revealing his true identity to his brothers when Joseph forgives his brothers.
Printable stickers of Joseph's brothers for Joseph crafts for preschool children.
Printable story picture and Bible picture to color of Joseph selling grain to the people of Egypt during the famine.
Joseph is reunited with his father. Preschool Bible picture to color.
Printable story picture and picture to color of Joseph revealing his true identity to his brothers when Joseph forgives his brothers.
Printable stickers of Joseph's brothers for Joseph craft for preschool children Printable story picture and Bible picture to color of Joseph selling grain to the people of Egypt during the famine.
Joseph activities - There is a Joseph pretend play activity, snack idea, Joseph rhyme with actions and another activity for this interactive Joseph bible lesson for preschool children. Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson, and multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!
Links to other online preschool resources for the Bible story of Joseph.
Joseph Stickers, Joseph plush Bible characters, Joseph coloring books, Joseph Bible lessons for children, Joseph bible crafts for children
Really nice Bible sticker book with the story of Joseph included from Bible Reading Fellowship Making Friends.com has a craft for Joseph with his coat of many colors Joseph plush bible character doll and coloring book from My Bible Pals.com Premier Books Direct has a Joseph Bible Story Sticker Book, as well as other Bible story sticker books
Joseph Bible Story Sticker Book from Penguin Group Mission Arlington - A series of two Joseph lessons, with crafts and activities for Year 1 Plan. Mission Arlington - A series of three Joseph lessons with activities. Thus Saith The Lord Ministries has some really nice Bible coloring pictures for the story of Joseph
EduPatterns - Joseph lesson and activities, Joseph sold as a slave EduPatterns - Joseph lesson and activities - Joseph, Pharaohs helper EduPatterns - Joseph lesson and activities,, Bothers go to Egypt EduPatterns - Joseph lesson and activities, Joseph's family moves to Egypt
Kids Sunday School Place has a skit based on the Joseph Bible story. Children's Sermons.com has a Joseph story for elementary children. Interactive Joseph story from Group Publishing's Children's Ministry House of Hugs Childcare has the story of Joseph with his coat, a coloring page and activity idea.
Danielle's Place - Joseph crafts for older children Joseph coloring page from Church of God, Int'l. Two Joseph Bible story coloring pages by Gracious Call

 

TODDLER ACTIVITIES AND GAMES - Lesson 23 - Joseph Part 3

Joseph preschool picture to color  for children. Picture of Joseph storing grain for the famine in Egypt..

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Week 23 Pretend Play Activity
Week 23 Action Rhyme
Week 23 Activity
Week 23Lesson
Week 23 Crafts and Art Activities
Snack Idea
Rice Crispy treats, store bought or homemade.

Pretend Play Activity - Let's Pretend We're Helping Joseph Store up Food!

Needed to Do the Activity: How To Do The Activity:
Toy barns Place toy barns and plastic boxes in an area in the room. Set some dolls or Little PeopleTM, toy trucks, dump trucks, in the same areas. Set out the metal trays on the table. Show the children how to scoop the rice cereal, "grain", and use the funnels to put it into the plastic bags and close the bags. Then they can load the bags onto the dump trucks, put the people on the trucks, and take their "bags of grain", and dump them into the barns and plastic boxes. Reiterate some of the important concepts of the story, like, "God made Joseph wise, didn't he? He helped Joseph be in charge. Joseph helped the people by storing up all the food during the seven good years. Now we will have plenty to eat when there is no more grain. When the cereal runs out, say, "Uh-Oh! The seven good years are over! All the grain is gone! There is no more food to eat. Now the people are hungry. Rub your tummy. Let's help Joseph sell the grain to the people so they have something to eat! Use the dump trucks and Little PeopleTM to go get the food out of the barns and bring to other people.
Dump trucks
Plastic or cardboard boxes
Little PeopleTM - people figures or small dolls.
Zipper-closure plastic sandwich bags
Metal trays
Scoops
Funnels
1 box of rice cereal or similar cereal.

Action Rhyme - God Helped Joseph! This is a rhyme with hand motions. Go through the rhyme (on left column) and actions (corresponding right column) once for the children, then ask them to try to do the rhyme and actions with you.

God helped Joseph - made him oh so wise! Point to head.
He helped the people so they wouldn't cry. Rub eyes with fists.
Joseph stored up lots of food in the seven good years. Hold up seven fingers.
When the bad years came they had no fears Shake head "no".
He had stored food in all the cities and towns Point in different directions.
So there was no more hunger, and no more frowns! Pout.
God helped Joseph forgive all of his brothers. Shake hands with each other.
And God will help us forgive each other! Hug each other.
Toddler Activity - Review of Joseph Story
Items Needed: How to Do Activity:
Joseph Booklet Craft Pages (for one craft)

Cut apart the pages of the booklet. Color them. Spread them out on a large table. Laminate them or cover with contact paper. (optional) Tell the children that you would like to put this booklet together. Ask the children to look at the pictures, and see if they can tell you which picture goes first, then next, and so on. When you are finished assembling it, staple booklet at the top and leave in classroom for children to look at.

Crayons/markers
Stapler/staples
Contact paper /laminating machine

 

Directions and sample pictures for Joseph Bible Story Crafts for Preschool Children
Week 21 - God Was With Joseph!
COLOR PAGES:
CRAFTS. COLOR PAGE:
ITEMS NEEDED:
INSTRUCTIONS:
Preschool Bible story picture to color of Joseph wearing his coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story.
Joseph craft page of Joseph's coat of many colors  for Joseph Bible story for children.
Joseph craft page

Joseph Paper Doll with Coat Sticker - Prep: Print both craft pages. Cut apart coats. Craft: Children color or paint Joseph, and color, paint or use Rainbow Maker painting wand to color both sides of the coat. (You just dip it in water. The sponges contain paint inside). Teacher helps children cut out the coats. Apply restickable glue to back of coat.

Coat craft page
Scissors
Restickable glue sticks or regular glue sticks
Crayons, markers, or Rainbow Maker (multicolor paint wand) by Art Skills
Plastic dishes for water if using paint or Rainbow Marker.
Smocks (optional if using washable paint).
Coloring book picture for Joseph Bible story of Joseph's father giving him the coat of many colors!
Finished craft sample of Joseph with his coat of many colors craft for children,  for Joseph Bible story.  This craft uses finger paints!
See sample below:
Finger painting Joseph's Coat - Prep: Cut out one of the coats that Joseph is wearing on the craft page to use as a pattern. Make or purchase finger paint. Place newspapers under children's work areas. Craft: Children paint on the finger painting paper any shape to cover an area bigger than Joseph's coat. They do not paint on the craft page. Allow to dry (takes several hours - a "clothesline" and clothes pins is a great way to dry artwork).. While you are hanging artwork, children can color the Joseph color page. Put their names on the backs. Come in a little early the next week: Use coat pattern to cut out coat shape on the children's finger painted artwork, and they can glue their new coats onto the Joseph craft page.
Joseph craft page (same as above craft) 1 per child, plus extra copy for coat pattern.
Finger paints or make your own - see links for Children's Craft Recipies in BKFZ links.
Finger painting paper
Scissors
Gluestick
Crayons/markers
Joseph/Dad color page, poster
Finger painting Art Activity
Paper towels, newspaper
children's smocks
Preschool Bible story picture to color of Joseph wearing his coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story.
Finished craft sample of Joseph with his coat of many colors for Joseph Bible story.  This craft uses tissue paper.
Joseph craft page
Tissue Paper Coat - Prep: Cut tissue paper in 1-1/2" squares. Craft: Children first color the picture of Joseph. Then, help them glue the squares of tissue paper onto the coat area by placing dots of glue down first, then place the tissue paper on top of it.
Elmer's glue.
Scissors
Multiple colors of tissue paper or construction paper
Crayons/markers
 
Week 22 - God Remembered Joseph!
Color Pages
Craft Samples
Supplies List
Craft Instructions
Bible picture to color of Joseph in jail.  He is sad, but there are words to encourage children, God remembered Joseph!
Joseph crafts for children showing Joseph in jail.  He is sad, but there are words to encourage children, God remembered Joseph!
Craft page Joseph in Jail Craft: Prep: Cut 3/8" strips of black construction paper. Print craft page and make copies. Craft: Give each child a picture to color. Then help them glue on the strips of black construction paper vertically to make it look like Joseph is in jail. When doing the craft, keep repeating to the children that "God remembered Joseph even he was in jail, didn't he? And, God helped Joseph get out of jail - just like God helps us and remembers us!"
Crayons or markers
Black or gray construction paper
Scissors
Glue sticks
Joseph coloring book pages
Joseph in jail craft page
Joseph's mean brothers
Booklet Craft page 1
Story of Joseph Booklet - Prep: Print both story pages. (Set printer to print 8/12" X 11"). Cut apart booklet pages. Craft: Color booklet pages. Help children assemble pages in order (See Activity page), Staple pages of booklet together. Write names on back.
Joseph and Potiphar
Booklet Craft page 2
Joseph in Jail
Crayons/markers
King of Egypt
Stapler/staples
Joseph tells kings dream
Scissors
Joseph With Wife
Week 23 - God Helps Joseph Forgive His Brothers!
Crafts page for Joseph Bible story.  Print stickers on Inkjet sticker paper or use restickable glue. Children color stickers, cut out, then place stickers in barn that opens.
Preschool Joseph crafts for children. Interactive Joseph crafts of barn with doors that open. Children use grain stickers to fill the barn with grain.  This craft is also used as a picture to tell the Joseph Bible story.
Barn craft page Joseph Stores Grain Craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page and grain page (only 1/2 of the grain page needed per child). Cut apart grain pages. Craft: Children color craft page and grain page. On barn craft page, cut around the inside and tops of the barn doors so that it opens. You can also cut around top window on three sides. Help children cut out the grain pictures, and glue them onto the blank white paper in the right spot so that they show through when the barn door and window are open. Glue barn craft page on top of that page. They can also glue some of the grain pictures on the front of the barn page.
Grain page
White construction paper
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
Scissors
 

Joseph preschool picture to color  for children. Picture of Joseph storing grain for the famine in Egypt..

 
Preschool crafts for Joseph Bible story. Joseph Forgives his brothers. Children use stickers of Joseph's brothers to stick on the craft page.
Printable stickers of Joseph's brothers for Joseph crafts for preschool children.
Joseph Forgives craft page
Joseph Forgives Craft: Print and make copies of craft page (only 1/2 of Brothers page is needed per child). Cut Brothers page in half. Craft: Color both craft pages. Cut apart pictures of brothers. Glue in squares on Joseph Forgives craft page. Write names on back.
Brothers craft page
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
Scissors
 

 

 

 

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