Here we clear up the cliffhanger from last week’s parsha and finish the story of Yosef. When Yosef sees their loyalty, he reveals who he is and forgives them for selling him. He gives them lavish gifts. The brothers go back and get their father, who lives out his life in Egypt with a promise from Hashem that he will prosper and his family grow. They get the fertile land of Goshen, and Yosef takes wealth of Egypt. The family prospers.
Some ideas for this week:
Make a mask and “reveal” yourself! We have some masks left over from Purim that we will decorate and have a “grand reveal” with.
Draw a maze (or generate one online for free) to help Yosef “reconnect” with his brothers.
You might have some gelt leftovers from Hanuka, so you could use them to symbolize the riches of Egypt – or make some!
Or a parsha cake for the Shabbos table
You can find some mapwork and copywork on the parsha at Adventures in Mama-Land (scroll down to the list of parshiot).
If (!) your kids fight this week, there might be lesson in forgiving in there somewhere, too…
What are you up to this week?