Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 6: Joseph

Week 6: Joseph
Verse: "I will never leave you. I will never desert you." Hebrews 13:5b (NIRV)

Last week we read the story of Joseph. We started with his coat of many colors and talked about how unfair it was that Joseph got a cool coat while his brothers got nothing. I asked Lucy if she'd be upset if I gave Lena all the Halloween candy and didn't let Lucy have any. Then we talked about how his brothers sold Joseph and he had to go to Egypt - far from his family and everything he knew. We discussed how scary and lonely that would be, but how God was still with him! (Insert verse here.)

That day, we made a coat of many colors out of a paper bag and strips of construction paper.

Lucy also painted this picture from the internet: Joseph's Coat of Many Colors.

On Friday, we learned about Joseph's time in jail and how unfair and scary that was. But God was still with him! (Insert verse here.) Then we discussed how God elevated Joseph to a place of power and gave him an important job to do. I've been trying to teach Lucy her teen numbers. After ten, she counts something like this, "Eleven, twelve, fourteen, eighteen, seventeen, thirteen, twenty!" So I drew a rough outline of a barn on a piece of red paper and numbered it.

Then I printed off 20 pictures of wheat and numbered them as well. Lucy glued each number onto its corresponding number in the barn to represent Joseph "filling his coffers." Haha. (I didn't use that phrase with her.)

I intended for us to watch this Veggie Tales movie, but we never got around to it. Maybe we'll do it this week as a review. :-)

A Note on Bible Memorization
Lucy has done amazingly well with memorizing her verses. Part of it is just because she inherited my knack for memorization, but I've also been putting verses to music, which I think is a huge help. I take tunes she already knows and incorporate the verse of the week. For instance, we put "Trust in the Lord with all your heart" to the tune of "Flush and wash and be on your way" from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. (Her favorite episode. Haha.) And we put this week's verse to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Sometimes you have to tweak the tune a little to make the verse fit, but it's a close enough resemblance, that Lucy can handle it. :-) We've also been listening to Steve Green's Hide 'Em in You Heart CD on Spotify throughout the day and today I heard Lucy singing to herself, "When I am afraid, I will trust in you." Love it!

1 comment:

  1. Cute crafts, per usual!

    Kids astound me with their memorization abilities! Orion has to memorize a verse a week for Cubbies at church, and he never has any trouble! He still remembers all his verses from the first 5 weeks of class, too!

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