When it is time for Joseph’s brothers to leave he gives them food and gifts and tells them not to argue on the way.

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • Why do people argue?
  • What is the difference between an argument and a discussion?
  • Can an argument be civil?
  • Why do some people take disagreements personally?

Creative Thinking

  • List all the reasons that the brothers would have to fight on the way home.
  • List the reasons why the brothers would listen to Joseph and not fight on the way home.

Homeschool Activities

  • Write the dialogue of Joseph’s brothers’ conversation on the way home.
  • Write a diary entry for Joseph after his brothers left.
  • Argue and angry share three letters out of five. Do you think that this is a coincidence? Write what you think the relationship is between these two words.
  • Create a flyer encouraging people not to argue.
  • Write a tweet encouraging people not to argue.
  • Can you follow Joseph’s advice? Come up with a plan to lessen the number of arguments in your house.
  • Write a poem or a song encouraging people not to argue.
  • Has anyone every told you not to argue? Did it help? Do you think that Joseph‘s brothers listened to him and did not argue? Why or why not?