Jacob's Life

Friday, February 28, 2020
Jacob’s dream, his family, his love for Rachel, his problems with Laban, Esau his brother, Jacob in Canaan and giving Joseph the coat, and his time in Egypt are discussed as part of Jacob’s life. He is found in Genesis 25-33 & 48-50.

This is another long lesson and can be divided into two (or more) lessons. I intended for this series to be one lesson per person, but even having the events condensed, there is a lot of information about some of them.

This lesson will key in on Jacob with condensed writing where Esau or Joseph are involved since Esau was studied in the last lesson and Joseph in the next lesson.

Please refer to those specific lessons for more in-depth coverage.
The following posters, worksheets and more are in the lesson and application pack.
These are the basic posters for Jacob.

The 12 Sons of Jacob posters are with and without graphics.
Worksheets (not pictured) are included also.
This is a nice chart for teaching or for students keeping a notebook
 This Graphic Organizer can be used to compare what we know about Jacob & Esau. The top is the completed teacher's visual with the answers. It can also be used by itself to discuss the differences about the brothers. They are included in Isaac & Rebekah's lesson also.
I added these event cards. Print them on cardstock. Cut each card around the solid outside line and fold on the center dotted lines for the stand-ups. Place the Jacob & Esau stand-ups on the table with the event cards in a pile in front. The teacher can either move the correct event card to Jacob or Esau while teaching, or for a review. Students can take turns also. If you number the back with 1 or 2, they can be self-checking for the students. There are included in Isaac & Rebekah's lesson, too.https://www.biblefunforkids.com/2020/02/jacobs-life.html
 I added the Patriarch's Burial Cave poster and created a new chart for the differences for the 12 Sons of Jacob and the 12 Tribes of Israel. This simple chart should make it easy to show the changes. These are both nice charts if the students are keeping a notebook.
This is a Life Sequencing Timeline for Jacob. There is a completed one (right) for a teacher's visual, if you are keeping a notebook and just want it as a chart, or you do not like the cut and glue. If the students only put glue above the dotted line, they will have a lift-the-flap with the information under each photo.

 Click here to download the lesson, worksheets and posters application pack.
Visuals include when Jacob leaves home and has his family in Genesis 28-30.
All are not shown.

Click here to download the pictures to color.
(These are the same as the visuals but are black & white.)
Visuals include Jacob leaving Laban's with his family, meeting Esau again and his name change.

Scripture References

Genesis 25:29-34 Jacob traded for Esau’s birthright
Genesis 27 Isaac gives the blessing to Jacob
Genesis 28:11-15 Jacob’s dream
Genesis 29:30 Jacob married and loved Rachel
Genesis 31:38 Jacob is with Laban 20 years
Genesis 32 Jacob sees Esau again
Genesis 32:28 Jacob's name changed to Israel
Genesis 35:10 Jacob called Israel
Genesis 35:23-26 sons listed
Genesis 47:28 Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years and died at 147 years old
Genesis 50:13 Jacob buried in the cave with ancestors
Hosea 12:2-5 Jacob is mentioned
This poster and a worksheet can be found at Abraham's Life


(They are the same as the visuals, but black & white.)

1 comment

  1. Debbie,
    Thank you so much for providing this curriculum and handouts. I love using it! My Wednesday night class is working on the Elijah and Elisha lapbook. I'm also using some of your charts for Bible Bowl. I appreciate you sharing your talent!
    In Christ,


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