Lesson 15: Joseph Was Sold into Egypt


Primary Manual 6 Lesson 15: Joseph was Sold into Egypt- The purpose of this lesson is to learn that while we can't control everything that happens to us, we can control our attitudes about it.

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!

  • Use the interactive scripture posters to help your class understand this scripture story.
  • Decorate gingerbread cookies with chocolate candies to make a coat of many colors.

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Teacher Study

"Finding Joy in the Journey" by President Thomas S. Monson

"Becoming Men in Whom the Spirit of God Is" by Elder L. Tom Perry


Chapter 12: Joseph- Illustrated scripture story almost 3 minutes

Chapter 13: Joseph in Egypt- Illustrated scripture story about 3 minutes


1 Nephi 5:14- Joseph in Egypt to preserve the family

Proverbs 17:22- A merry heart is good medicine

Romans 8:28- All things work towards good if follow God

Article of Faith 13- right kind of attitude to have


"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"Happy Song"- Children's Songbook pg. 264

"If You're Happy"- Children's Songbook pg. 266

"Smiles"- Children's Songbook pg. 267 (turn that frown upside down)


My Primary 6 Lesson 15 handouts include

  • Cut out of the 12 sons of Jacob as mentioned in the preparation section
  • Memorization challenge for Proverbs 17:22 and Romans 8:28

Activity Ideas 

(Note: You'll want to look at the next two lessons as well since they are all about Joseph and which Joseph activities to use for each lesson- I included all the ones I could find about Joseph here since there aren't very many)

Joseph and His Brothers- Find the truths

Joseph in Egypt- Unscramble the words to finish the sentences

Joseph Holds to the Iron Rod- Scripture figures to color and use during the lesson

Joseph Son of Israel Part I and Part II- Two pictures stories that can easily be made into booklets or mix them all up and put in the right order, etc.  

Why is it important not to be jealous of others?- Poster with answers from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

Stop it!- From President Dieter F. Utchdorf's talk- cut the stop sign out and answer the different scenario questions.

Make the Choice- Choose how your day will be.

Lexi's Bad Day- Even if the day starts out "bad," it doesn't have to stay that way, story.  

Joseph, Jacob's Son- A picture story

Coloring Page

Joseph Forgives His Brothers