• FEAR written on a rock.
• Chalk, Crayons. Small pieces of paper, pencils.
• Balloons and marking pen.
• Print the review colouring page.
• Print out musical lyrics..
• Print 'Bible Verse Visual Aid' and get a child
to colour it prior to the class.
• A multi-couloured piece of cloth torn up and dipped in red
paint for dramatized Bible Verse.
• Print the road map.
• Print 'A favorite son becomes a slave'
• Print the 'Activity Book'
• Print the 'Take Home Bible Memory Verse'
• Print Chapter #4 'And Puppy' one for each child.
• Print ‘’Helping Children Cope with Emergencies'
Adult Educational Handout
• Print ‘’The Hurricane Aftermath' Adult
• Create a ‘Heaven Corner’ with a gold
cloth on a chair with Jesus’ crown, a wooden cross, covered
with a red cloth representing His blood.
Lesson #4 Visual Aids
1. WELCOME GAMES: (10
Use chalk to draw a hopscotch pattern on the ground or use masking
tape on the floor. Create a diagram with ten sections and number
them. Each player has a marker such as a rock marked with FEAR.
They throw it into square 1 and hop in all the other squares
on return they pick up their rock and start again this time
throw into square 2. If they miss the square or hop outside
the line they are out. Another child starts to play.
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the children into two groups, boys and girls. Blow up balloons
and write various emotions on each balloon, Fear, Anxiety, Bewildered,
Grieving, Betrayal etc the children pass the balloons from one to
the other until they find a balloon that best describes how they
may have felt or are feeling the first team to identify the various
emotions is the winner.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
'Bye bye bye fear' video
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
'I love the Lord' video
Download 'Cast all your burdens
on Jesus' (
Download lyrics )
Remember Joseph had a terrible experience at
the hands of his brothers he probable felt all these emotions.
a. Review (5 minutes)
- When was Joseph happy? (When his father gave him a coat
of many colours.)
- When was Joseph sad (When his brothers threw him in
- When was Joseph scared (When he was sold into slavery)
- When was Joseph mad (When he realized he was no longer
- When was Joseph proud (When he had the dreams of his
family bowing down to him)
Optional: Download 'A favorite son becomes a slave' PDF slide show
Optional: Download 'A favorite son becomes a slave' PDF colouring pages
Adapted from Bible for Children
b. Learn a Bible Verse
All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused
to be comforted. “No,” he said, “I
will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.”
So his father wept for him. Genesis 37: 35
Bible Verse Visual Aid
Dramatize this Bible Verse with the children playing the
sons and daughters, someone being Israel (Joseph’s
dad) and an old coat dipped in red paint.
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
32 They took the ornate robe
back to their father and said, “We found this. Examine
it to see whether it is your son’s robe.”
‘Joseph the beloved son’
Teaching: Genesis 37: 31 - 35
31 Then they got Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a goat and
dipped the robe in the blood.
33 He recognized it and said, “It is my son’s robe!
Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn
34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for
his son many days. 35 All his sons and daughters came to comfort
him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said,
“I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.”
So his father wept for him
Many men in the Bible showed their emotions and wept.
Mighty Kings in the Old Testament wept.
- So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
(1 Samuel 30:4)
- Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him.
(2 Kings 13:14)
- And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (2 Kings 20:3)
Optional:DOWNLOAD Colouring page
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it (Luke 19:41)
Optional: DOWNLOAD Colouring page
People are going to fail you, disappoint you, leave you hanging
out to dry. Let that drive you to God.
Notice that through all of Joseph's troubles, God remained with
Paul said in Romans 8:28 that all things, even
the bad things we face, will be made to work for the good of God's
children. Joseph's loyalty to God was tested by his troubles and
Joseph passed the test. Even though everything appeared to go wrong
for thirteen years, Joseph managed to hold on to his faith. However,
also notice that Joseph was being trained during this time to run
a nation by first running a household and then a prison.
This is not the end of the story of Joseph and his brothers. There
is a happy ending when Joseph is reunited with his father and brothers.
But for today, we learn the lesson of the terrible things that happen
because of the sin of jealousy and hatred.
Lesson #4 Visual Aids
The Story Teller and 'Scruffy'
the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter
4 The Hospital
Chapter 4 of ‘And Puppy’
All 'And Puppy' Bible Verses
'And Puppy' Bible Verse Lesson #4
‘Issues - Hurricanes ’ video
‘How do Hurricanes form’ video
‘Helping children and Adolescents Cope with Disaster
and Other Traumatic Events' 8 page handout
Discuss: After the Storm people felt worried and
even grown ups cried as they did not know what was going to happen.
But God does know. He has a plan. Nothing surprises Him.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Have the children write down times when they have felt afraid, sad
and grieving. Create a ‘Heaven Corner’ with a gold cloth
on a chair with Jesus’ crown and a wooden cross covered with
a red cross to represent His blood. Get them to come and place it
the papers at the foot of the cross.
Lord I place my life in your hands. I want to serve you and do what
you want me to do. Lead me in the right path and remind me you are
always there. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
‘Take Home Memory Verse’
Chapter 4 of ‘And Puppy’
ADULT EDUCATIONAL HANDOUTS:
Download 'Helping Children Cope
with Emergencies' Adult Educational handouts
Download 'The Hurricane Aftermath'
Adult Educational handouts
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