Genesis 25: 19-34
Today’s story is about Twins, some twins are born looking the same… some twins are born looking different.
Today’s story is about twins who were very different.
Today we are learning about Jacob and Esau. Remember Isaac from last week’s story? Well Isaac is all grown up now and has children of his own. Jacob was his son and he had a twin brother called Esau.
Check out the video for this week.
Guess who? Let children take turns being blindfolded. In each round one blindfolded child should sit in a chair. The other children can take turns standing in front of the blindfolded person and holding out one hand. The blindfolded person has to guess which person it is by feeling their hand. You could change each round and have the blindfolded person guess identities by feeling an elbow, knee, foot, etc. “In today’s story, a blind man tried to recognize his son by feeling his hand.”
And / or
Guess What? You could play the version that Rob played in the video with items, guessing what the object is while blindfolded.
You are Good
All of Me
Good Good Father
CRAFT: Draw an outline of two people, use a range of resources to decorate Jacob and Esau, double sided sticky tape could be used to cover Esau in fur or material to represent hair. Write down words to describe each of the brothers.
Sold birth right, hairy, hungry, older brother, Isaac’s favourite, Rebekah’s favourite, grabbed heel, younger, sneaky, quiet, loved hunting
Create an outline of Jacob and Esau, when it gets dark turn off the lights and use a torch to project their shadows onto the wall. Read through the story together and discuss what you learnt. This maybe be something for adults to prepare separately, but would be a lovely way of coming back to the story at bed time.
Why didn’t Jacob and Esau get along?
What is a ‘birthright’?
What is a ‘blessing’?
How do you think Esau felt when he didn’t get the blessing?
Has anyone ever taken anything important away from you?
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