Thursday, November 8, 2012

Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors

This week's Bible Study theme was "forgiveness", told through the story of Joseph.  Jacob gave Joseph a beautiful coat of many colors, and his brothers got jealous.  The boys threw him in a well, and sold him into slavery in Egypt.  Eventually Joseph became the Pharaoh's helper, and his hungry brothers came begging for food.  Instead of staying mad at them and letting them starve, Joseph forgave them and gave them food. 

We usually spend 3-4 days on each lesson -- enough time to get the point across, but not so much time that Jude tunes out.

Day 1:

We followed the Discipleland lesson plan and made "Good News"/"Bad News" faces.

 Whenever the story script said "The Good News is..." we held up our happy faces.

The Good News is...Jacob loved Joseph

Whenever the story script said "The Bad News is..." we held up our sad faces.

The Bad News is...his brothers were mean and jealous.

When Jude found out Joseph's brothers threw him in a "wishing well", he thought that was just plain silly, because everyone knows you put MONEY in a wishing well, not people.
The Silly News is...what???

Day 2:

We re-read the story of Joseph using the picture-prompt version in our workbook.  Then we painted Joseph and his coat using bingo-dabber style markers. I love when we use these -- they remind me of my Gram.  She and Mom used to play Bingo one or two nights each week when I was growing up.  The side of the bottle said Dab-O-Ink (read as three words -- Dab.  Oh.  Ink.).  However, she once read it too quickly and said, "These have a funny name -- they're called Daboinks." (pronounced "duh-boinks.")  To this day, even on the rare occasion Mom and I play Bingo, we ask each other, "You got your Daboinks?" 

Maybe it's a little sacrilegious, but here is our Daboink Joseph.  I think Gram is laughing up in Heaven.

Day 3:

We watched YouTube videos!!

I picked out a few excerpts from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for us to watch.  Jude enjoyed watching the singing and dancing, and even was able to piece together the story from the scenes.  This one was his favorite:

He was amazed at the children's clothes changing colors.

I'm looking forward to next week - we are studying Moses. I think we may split that into two lessons - baby Moses in the basket, and then adult Moses leading the Israelites from Egypt.  The Prince of Egypt is one of his favorite movies (mine too!) so that will be a nice break from bookwork.

Spreading the love! We're linking up with Raising Mighty Arrows for their Proverbs 31 series, 
AND Blogging through the Alphabet! Come join the fun.

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