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 how to multiply and divide volume.
Guiding Question: How does God work in difficult situations?
Materials: Flour, measuring cups, paper, pencils
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. Explain how to divide and multiply volume, going through several examples with the students. Give students example scenarios that involve flour. Example: You have 10 cups of flour. Your recipe calls for 2 cups of flour. How many batches can you make? Have students use flour and measuring cups to check answers.
Additional Questions: How can students apply measurement to recipes?
Supplemental Activity: Have students create one or two recipes that call for different amounts of ingredients. Have the students then create a recipe cut in halves or fourths and multiplied by two or three.