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Friday Faith-Filled Family Fun Blog: the Story of Joseph in Egypt
The Friday faith-filled family fun blog is a series of weekly posts with fun activities based around Bible stories. Today's activities go with the story of Joseph in Egypt.
Our family loves having "family fun nights," and some of those fun nights happen to be Bible fun nights. This summer I used the same concept, but we invited some friends over for a fun-filled Bible study. I know, "fun-filled" and "Bible study" don't usually go in the same sentence—but maybe they should! My boys are having a blast with their friends, and they are learning about the Bible at the same time.
For this fun Bible study, we learned about Joseph, particularly the part of the story when Joseph interpreted the Pharoah's dreams, and the Pharoah put Joseph in a place of power and responsibility. I found out what the boys already knew about the story of Joseph, we read Genesis 41, took a fun quiz and talked about the passage. Mind you, these are young boys (ages five to barely eight), but they were actually engaged in the story! But to keep them engaged, we added some fun elements to the evening.
This story is one set in Egypt—so we had some Egyptian fun! The boys worked together to build a pyramid (using recently purchased club packs of paper towels and toilet paper).
Okay, so I couldn't get these wiggly guys to pose for a good picture, but you get the idea. They ate sitting on the floor and enjoyed some Egyptian delicacies (dates, figs, grapes, flat bread, tomatoes, chicken kebobs). To my dismay (and my husband's delight), most chose the pbj option over the chicken kebobs, but they enjoyed the other items.
Mummy wrapping contest:
I know, the story of Joseph doesn't talk about Egyptian mummies. However, when we talk about Egypt, my kids always think about mummies. So we had a mummy-wrapping contest—very fun!
We also watched the movie Joseph - King of Dreams. All in all, it was a very fun evening. And in the midst of it all, we learned a little bit more how God worked in the life of Joseph.
Are you looking for more fun and easy activities for kids, including faith-based ones? Take a look at my new book Let the Adventure Begin! Theme Nights for Families with Young Children (available on Amazon in both paperback book and Kindle versions). It includes more ideas, activities and resources for a Noah's ark theme, as well as 55 other family fun night themes. And stop by next Friday for another Bible story and activity!