The cupbearer had told Joseph his dream. Joseph told him that he would regain his position with Pharaoh. The baker liked the interpretation that the cupbearer received so he decided to also tell Joseph his dream.
Discuss with your children:
- Do they think that the baker would have told Joseph his dream if the cupbearer had been told bad news about his dream?
- Should our decisions be based on what happens to others?
- Joseph told the cupbearer what his dream meant. Would you like to know what a dream meant if it revealed the future?
- If you were told something would happen to you in the future would you try to change the outcome?
- If you were told that you were going to fail a subject what would you do to change the outcome?
- If you were told that your allowance was going to be cut in half what would you do to change the outcome?
- If you were told that your cell phone was going to be taken away for a month what would you do to change the outcome?
- If you were told that you were going to be taken to the police station on suspicion of doing something against the law what would you do to change the outcome?
- The head baker was told by Joseph that his dream meant that he was going to be hung in three days. If you were the baker what would you do, if anything, to try and change your decree?
- Write a diary entry for Joseph explaining how he felt telling the baker that he was going to be killed.
- Write a diary entry for the head baker after hearing Joseph’s interpretation of his dream.
- If you were the head baker living today and you were told that you were going to be killed for something that you did, what would you do to try and stop the decree?
- Propose a twitter campaign for the head baker to try and change his decree.
- Write two very different blog posts about the head baker’s decree.
- The head baker only told Joseph his dream after hearing the interpretation for the cupbearer. Write a comic strip, a cartoon or a journal entry depicting the baker’s thought process deciding if he should ask Joseph to interpret his dream also.