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Here is a review of Jacob's life, which was full of rich experiences that reflect a deepening faith in God. Additional details may be found under "Jacob and Esau."


Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities
Puzzles, Mazes, Coloring etc.
Bible Stories and
     Discussion Questions

Other Informative Articles


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Projects and Activities
What If I DID? (ages4-5) - A hands on exercise to show children that God                                                loves them even when they make mistakes
Story Telling Time - Ask the students to tell the story of Jacob and Esau.
  Role Play - Have students pretend to be Jacob to learn lessons on                      forgiveness
  Students Make Lentil Stew and discuss Jacob, Esau and the birthright
Puzzles, Mazes, Coloring, etc.
Birthright Stew Maze - Read the story of Esau selling his birthright for
                                        Jacob's stew. Find your way through the maze of                                         steam to the stew.
Coloring Page - Jacob dreams of the angel
Jacob and Rachel Maze - Read the story of Jacob and Rachel and then
                                               help Jacob find Rachel
  Unscramble the Names of Jacob's Children
Map Fun - Mark significant parts of Jacob's journeys on the map
Maze - Help Jacob Find Uncle Laban's Tent
Online Interactive Crossword - Answer questions about Jacob
What Is It - Decipher the numbered code to find out what a birthright meant                     in Old Testament times
Stairway to Heaven - Add or subtract letters to learn about Jacob's stairway                                       of angels to heaven
Jacob’s Sons - Fit the names of Jacob's twelve sons into the puzzle. Letters                              from the shaded boxes will spell Jacob's daughter's name
Sons of Jacob - Fit the name of Jacob's twelve sons into the stack-a-word                              puzzle
Map of the Twelve Tribes - Show the assigned territories for the 12 tribes.                                                  Answer questions about Jacob's sons.
Bible Stories and Discussion Questions (read online and lookup in your Bible)
Read Genesis 25: 20-34; 32-33
     •  Esau and Jacob (younger children)
     •  Discussion Questions
  The Blessing
Read Genesis 27
     •  The Blessing (younger children)
     •  Jacob Gets the Blessing (younger children)
     •  Selling the Birthright (older children / teens)
     •  How Jacob Stole His Brother’s Blessing (older children / teens)
     •  What Two Boys Thought About Their Father’s Blessing (older children /          teens)   
     •  Discussion Questions
  Jacob Leaves His Home
Read Genesis 28
     •  Jacob's Dream (younger children)
     •  How Jacob Stole His Brother’s Blessing (older children / teens)
     •  Jacob's Lonely Journey and His Wonderful Dream (older children /          teens)
     •  Discussion Questions
  Life with Uncle Laban 
Read Genesis 29:1-15
     •  A Big Family (younger children)
     •  How Jacob Was Deceived by Laban (older children / teens)
     •  Discussion Questions
  Marriage to Leah and Rachel 
Genesis 29:16-30
     •  Jacob Gets Married (younger children)
     •  Discussion Questions
  Jacob Wrestles with the Angel
Read Genesis 32:21-32
     •  A Midnight Wrestling Match (older children / teens)
     •  Discussion Questions
  Jacob and Esau Meet Again
Read Genesis 33
     •  Discussion Questions
  Jacob's Journey After Meeting with Esau
     •  Discussion Questions
Kids' Tour of the Holy Land
  Peniel - Finding a Bride for Isaac, Rebekah Arriving in Canaan, Jacob                Stealing the Birthright, Jacob's Ladder of Angels, Jacob Wresting                with the Angel
Bible Overview
  Bible Characters - Leah, Rachel, and Jacob
  A Question About the Descendents of Jacob
Living with the Bible
  Two Brothers Reunited - The Story Of Jacob and Esau
  Rob Miller Shares How the Jacob and Esau Story Reveals the Power of Forgiveness
  Siblings – Friends, Not Rivals by Marjorie Foerster Eddington with Caroline Korthals and Brian Ritter
  “Do-Over!” by Marjorie Foerster Eddington
Teen Time - Questions and Answers
  What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Is it important to forgive?
  Why should I follow God when He doesn’t give me enough of an explanation?
Teen Time - Make a Difference
  Like Jacob, you can forgive and ask forgiveness
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