Lesson 17: Joseph Forgives His Brothers


Primary 6 Lesson 17: Joseph Forgives His Brothers is the last one in the Joseph story and focuses on helping us have the desire to forgive.

Teaching Thoughts

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  • Use the sack of rocks from Little LDS Ideas to demonstrate carrying grudges (put heavy items inside each sack). Have one person hold one bag straight out in front of him then add more bags as you relate more times they chose to hold on instead of letting it go. Eventually it should get pretty heavy and too much to carry alone. Then show we choose to forgive, it lightens our load. 
  • Play the Fill Your Storehouse Trivia Game included in The Read Headed Hostess class packet.

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Teacher Study

"Until Seventy Times Seven" by Elder Lynn G. Robbins

"Even as Christ Forgives You, So Also Do Ye" by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk


Joseph's Brothers in Egypt- Pictured Scripture Story about 2 minutes long

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light (about 8 1/2 minutes)- After a man loses all his family in an accident, he allows forgiveness to heal him.

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Joseph's Reunion


My Primary 6 Lesson 17 handouts include

  • Forgiveness quiz as mentioned in the Attention Activity
  • D&C 64:10 scripture and explanation of forgiveness. Print these two front to back to make it one handout.
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Activity Ideas

(As the last 2 lessons were about Joseph, please see their lesson ideas for more Joseph activities: Lesson 15, Lesson 16)

Cease from Anger- Another quiz to take

I Forgive You- (Scroll down) Situations to forgive and why you should

Be Ye Kind- Bright Idea poster

Build Upon My Rock- Doorknob hanger that includes how we should forgive

A Shield of Faith- Forgiveness is part of that shield

Nephi Forgives- Another story about Nephi forgiving his brothers and characters to color or use as puppets

I Forgive You- Walk in someone else's shoe using these images.  

Coloring Pages

Joseph Forgives His Brothers

..Forgiveness Strengthens Me and My Family