What You Need
Disposable waxed paper cups, and Cheerios® (or similar)
What You Do
Invite your kid to sit with you. Give them a cup. Fill their cup with Cheerios as you review the Bible story.
What You Say
“I have grain that I want to share like Joseph did. Do you want to eat some grain with me?”
“God has a plan for (child’s name). (Put Cheerios in cup.) We are shar-ing yummy grain just like Joseph did. Remember how Joseph saved the grain so everyone would have food later?
“Here’s some more grain! (Add more Cheerios.) May I share with you? (Take a few Cheerios.) Now we both have food, just like the people in our story.
(Finish while your kid eats.) “Lots and lots of people came to Joseph for food, even Joseph’s brothers. Joseph trusted that God has a plan, so when his brothers came looking for food, he forgave them and gave them food. We can trust that God has a plan for me, too. Who has a plan for you? God has a plan for me!”
“Heavenly Father, we LOVE You. Thank You for giving us the Bible so we can read about Your plans for people like Joseph. We know You have a plan for us, too. Help us follow You because Your plan is best. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”