Today we reviewed what we learned last week with the help of sock-puppet Joseph. Then we cracked open this week's story book to find out what happened next to Joseph and his 11 brothers.
There was a famine (everyone was hungry because food was having trouble growing), and everyone came to Joseph to ask for the food that he had stored away in his barn. Even Joseph's brothers came to ask for food. It had been so long since they had seen Joseph that they didn't recognize him, but Joseph recognized his brothers. He told them to bring their youngest brother the next time they came for food. They did what he asked; they brought the youngest brother. That's when Joseph invited them to eat a feast and he told them that he was there brother, Joseph.
The kids had a good time pretending to be Joseph's brothers as they filled up pillow cases with food from Joseph's barn/granola bars and potatoes from my pantry.
Traditionally the moral of this story has more to do with reconciliation, but the take home for the preschoolers was that God used Joseph to help provide food for the hungry people. We made a paper plate collage craft is to help remind us to thank God for giving us food.