Friday, 15 May 2015

Joseph- Wednesday club #18&19

I have become a little slack at keeping up on my Wednesday club blog posts.
Over Easter I lost enthusiasm for Wednesday club and considered stopping it for the summer but then a number of the mum's commented on how much their children enjoyed it and looked forward to it that I felt encouraged to keep on going.

We started a new topic. One of my favourite Old Testament stories. Joseph. Joseph has many low points in his life when he may have been justified to give up on God, but through it all he continued to trust in God's plan for his life. There are a number of times we see how he couldn't deny that God was working in his life as God gave him the wisdom to interpret dreams and he always attributed this gift of dream telling to God.

We will cover the story of Joseph over four weeks.

On week one we told the story of Joseph receiving the coat of many colours from his father. Joseph the dreamer. His brothers jealousy and their plot to get rid of him.
We experimented with Hama beads. Making bowls, shapes and pictures. The children of all abilities were engaged for a long time.

Week Two:
We continued from the point of Joseph's brothers throwing him into the well. His sale to the traders as they past by. The brothers lie to their father. Jacob's grief. Joseph being thrown into prison for something he didn't do. Explaining the meaning of his follow inmates dreams.

We decorated white t shirts using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol to create our own technicolour tops. These needed quite alot of adult supervision but the kids were in awe as the alcohol created its own patterns in the permanent marker ink. I really want to try a tshirt for myself.

Over the four weeks we will be learning through song:

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

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