Scripture: Genesis 42-50
- Students will learn God has a plan, but sometimes bad things still happen.
- Students will learn God is always there working, even when things don’t make sense to us.
- Students will learn people can change and begin doing what God wants them to do.
- Students will learn God wants us to forgive those who sin against us.
- Students will learn the health benefits of different types of bread.
Guiding Question: How can God make difficult situations better?
Materials: Various kinds of breads (see examples in procedure)
Procedure: Review how Joseph endured many challenges such as being sold by his brothers into a foreign land and being unjustly sent to prison. Often difficult challenges happen in life and we do not always understand why they happen. However, God uses the difficult times in life to help make our lives beautiful and purposeful so that we can better serve Him. We must remember that people can change and begin following God’s path for their life. We can be there to help and support them but they have to make the choice to do so. God wants us to forgive others even when it is difficult just as God forgives our sins.
Introduce the activity. Have students share what kind of bread is their favorite to eat. Ask students if they know what kinds of breads are healthier than others. Bring in samples of different kinds of bread – white, whole wheat, honey wheat, sprouted grain, gluten free bread, etc. Talk with students about the health benefits of various types of bread as students are eating the bread. *Be aware of any allergies before bringing in breads
Additional Questions: How can healthy breads be used in different meals?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students create healthy recipes with healthy breads. Allow students to research if needed.