Retell the story of Joseph saving the grain from Genesis 41 in your own words.
Play with Purpose
Gather baby dolls and/or stuffed animals (one per person), blankets and pillows. Have everyone take a doll or stuffed animal and get it ready for bed – rocking it, singing to it, kissing it, laying it down and covering it with a blanket, etc. Have everyone end by saying “Sweet dreams!” to their doll/animal.
Say: We just helped our dolls/stuffed animals go to sleep and wished them sweet dreams. Pharaoh also went to sleep but his dreams weren’t sweet. He had very confusing dreams. Because of God’s plan, Joseph was able to tell Pharaoh what his dreams meant. Joseph was able to save lots and lots of people! God loves us, and has good things planned for us to do, too. That’s right! God has a plan for us! Who has a plan for you and me? God has a plan for you and me.
Pray something like this:
“Dear God, Thank you for all of the good things you have planned for us to do. Help us look for good thing to do, even when bad things happen. We love you, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
At your next family meal ask, “What is something that you have dreamed about?”
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