1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Have one child lie on his or her back. Then have another child lie
with his or her head on the other child’s belly. Have the
remaining kids lie down with their heads resting on another child’s
Choose one person to start the game by shouting, “Ha!”
The next person will shout, “Ha, ha!”
and each child continues to add a “ha” as they work
around the group. Sooner or later the group will burst into laughter,
with heads bouncing off bellies with joy.
Let kids take turns telling a funny story or joke. Tell kids that
God wants us to experience joy with our family every day through
fun and laughter
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Form two circles. One child passes an orange to the right around
the circle. Another child will pass an orange to the left around
the other circle. The key to this game is that kids can’t
pass the fruit with their hands. Kids can use their feet, elbows,
or knees to pass the fruit. If the fruit is dropped start the game
again. Play until the fruit goes around the circle. The first circle
to finish is the winner, share the fruit amounts the children. Share
how important it is to work together.
PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
'De Familie Vinger' video
WORSHIP (5 minutes)
'Dutch Praise and Worship music' video
him in a pit and spoiled what was precious to him. Then they
lied about him and told his father he was dead! Forgiving
is not easy. It is saying I choose not to hate you for this
offence. I choose to let it go and I am asking God to help
me not remember it every time I think of you.
a. Review (5
Remember last week we learnt that Joseph had
a lot to forgive his brothers for. They did not believe his
dreams. They teased him and were jealous of him.
He even ended up in jail. Give two children
the YES and NO signs, these can be held up after each question.
Was Joseph was stuck in jail for five years. (No)
Did the head jailer like Joseph?
Was Joseph able to interpret dreams? (Yes)
Did Pharaoh released Joseph from jail to build the pyramids?
Did Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of the entire land of Egypt.
b. Learn a Bible Verse #1 (5minutes)
Jozef reed met zijn paard en wagen ook naar Gosen, zijn
vader Israël tegemoet.
Genesis 46: 29a
Dutch Bible Verse Visual Aid
b. Learn a Bible Verse #2 (5minutes)
Toen hij hem zag, viel hij hem huilend om de hals. Lange
tijd omhelsden ze elkaar.
Genesis 46: 29b
Dutch Bible Verse Visual Aid
Joseph and his brothers
must have had one big party when they finally got together
and put the past behind them.
English ‘Joseph’ Reunion’ Video
(Dramatize the teaching using Visual Aid and map.)
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Dutch Lesson #13 Visual Aids
Sometimes it seems that the devil is in control especially when
we look at the early life of Joseph however God is in control and
what the devil meant for evil God turned around for good.
Read: Genesis 46:1-7; 28-30
Opportunity is how God respond to leaders who place their hope
in him. But hope without faithfulness is futile. God gave Joseph
the opportunity of a life time because he remained faithful to both
God and man even when he was placed under literally unbearable pressure,
Preparation is the price we pay to become great leaders. Joseph
was only 16 years old when his brothers sold him to the Ishmaelite
traders. The Pharaoh appointed him as the Governor of Egypt when
he was thirty.
God spent 14 years just preparing
his chosen leader. Preparation takes time and let us be patient
and not lose heart during the most difficult stages of our
English 'Joseph’ Reunion’ video
Sometimes bad things happen to us but God is able to turn these
things around for our good.
Remember in your struggle when you are down to nothing God is up
to something. Every event in your life has been ordained by God
and will contribute to your "palace experience."
If Joseph’s brothers never threw him into a pit, if the Midianites
had travelled to Egypt another route Joseph would never have been
sold to Potiphar’s house. Suppose Potiphar’s wife had
not made a play for him, he never would have been put in prison
and he never would have met the chief butler who recommended him
to the Pharaoh. He never would have been called to the Palace where
he was instrumental in saving his family and the whole known world
Your life may be taking some
strange twists and turns but the One who holds your tomorrows
is in control.
You will arrive at your "Palace Experience"
Paul tells the Roman church 'We weten dat
God alles ten goede zal gebruiken voor de mensen die van Hem
Dutch ‘Bible Verse Visual Aid'
The Story Teller and 'Scruffy'
the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter
Chapter 13 of ‘And Puppy’
Dutch 'And Puppy' Bible Verses
Discussion: The importance of having a daddy or
a father figure in your life.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
God used this time of difficulty to build character in Joseph. List
some of these virtues... (The ability to forgive, Integrity,
Honesty, Faithfulness, Patience, Endurance, Faith, Trust in God,
Wisdom, Revelation, Leadership etc)
Get the children to give brief examples as they mention some of
What do you have to thank God for? The people who love you? The
chance to do things that you enjoy? A safe place to live even if
it is a tent, water in the tap, food (rations), generator /light,
your bed, your friends, your Mum and Dad, school even if it is in
a tent, thank God for your life and survival.
CLOSING PRAYER: Father, we thank You for our opportunity
to look at the life of Joseph, it's so important for us to know
not only Your purposes for Your people Israel, but Your control
over lives and destinies. We surrender to you in Jesus name.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
‘Take Home Memory Verses’
‘World's Best Dad ’ Award
Chapter 13 of ‘And Puppy’
NEXT WEEK: We will learn about a river
Bible Society Healing Hearts Club but
adapted for Suriname )
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other Curriculum and download the material for use.
HEAL A HURTING HEART - CORONA CRISIS
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM