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Three days after Joseph interpreted the dreams for the cupbearer and the baker Pharaoh celebrated his birthday. This could well be the first mention of a birthday party in history!

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • What significance is there in celebrating a birthday.
  • Why do they think that they get gifts on their birthday.

Creative Thinking

  • For Pharaoh’s birthday we read how he had a feast for his servants. These were his workers. Come up with at least 5 reasons that he made the feast for his workers and not for his family and friends.
  • Does it make more sense to give gifts or receive them on your birthday? Defend your position.

Homeschool Activities

  • Research why we celebrate birthdays.
  • Research why we celebrate birthdays with cake and candles.
  • Make a birthday card for Pharaoh.
  • Make a list of 5 presents for Pharaoh and tell why they would be appropriate.
  • Write a birthday poem for Pharaoh.
  • Write a birthday song for Pharaoh or a friend.
  • Describe the feast that Pharaoh made for his servants.
  • Design a billboard wishing happy birthday to Pharaoh.