Pictures are an important part of Sunday School teaching. It is important for children to be able to visualize the scenes, characters, and events of the Bible stories. They do not yet have the abstract thinking skills and experience base to imagine the ancient world.
I used the puzzle page with a unit on the life of Joseph, as an early-arrival activity. As you can see above, a group of five children were quickly engaged in taking turns solving the puzzle and giving one another advice. It only took about a minute of explaining the puzzle to the children to get them started.
Give it a try! Here are the instructions:
To use the Puzzle Page in your own Sunday School:
Note: The picture of Joseph and his brothers used in the Puzzle Page was scanned from Bible Discoverers Teacher, Fall 1998 edition, copyright 1998 by The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention; all other pictures are public domain