There are many important lessons and events from the life of Jacob, but to try and cover them all in one lesson would be too confusing for young minds.
Please use your own wisdom as to how much you cover or how you spread the story over the week.
In this lesson we are going to focus on Jacob tricking his father and brother and how God changed his life.
Remind your child of the Bible timeline so far. Abraham, Sarah were Isaac’s parents.
Isaac and Rebekah had twin boys; Esau and Jacob. (It may help if you draw it out on paper or compare it to your own family.)
Either read the account from Genesis 25-28 from your child’s Bible or story include in the downloadable lesson. (I’ve also share a video below from crossroad kids).
Ask your child if it was right for Jacob to trick his brother with the soup and to lie to his father. Explain that it hurts us when people do bad thing to us and so we should not do bad things to others. Explain how God says that we should not lie.
Share how even though sometimes we do bad things, God still wants to forgive us and has a plan for us.
Share how when Jacob was running away from his brother; God spoke to him in a dream. Share how God later changed Jacobs name to Israel.
Show Israel on a map to your child and explain how the great, great, great grandchild of Jacob are still there today.
Games and Activites
Included in this week’s downloadable lesson is a selection of games and activities that can be used to reinforce this week lesson.
- Describe the people
- Pretend play
- Blindfold guess who
- Soup making
The goal of the worksheets is to teach the lesson of Jacob, while supporting educational development and teaching. This weeks lesson includes:
Arts and Crafts
In this weeks lesson you will find: