Unit: Do What God Says

Session Title: Esther

Life Point: People can stand up for their belief in God, even when it is difficult.

Unit Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5

Weekly Bible Verse: “When I am afraid, I will trust in You.” Psalm 56:3

Bible Passages: Esther 2:2-18; 4:5-17; 5:1-14; 7:1-10; 8:8-17

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Craft: Make a Crown
Because Esther was a queen you could make a crown in class. The link below has a crown template or you could find another online. Talk about how God had a plan for Esther’s life and for her to be queen.
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Craft: Royal Decree
This craft lets the children write a law they would make if they were to become king or queen. It shows how to make it but doesn’t have a template for it so you would have to make it. We have lots of brown paper in the resource room or if you wanted to print and glue on brown pa-per sacks we have those as well.
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Game: Book Balancing Relay Race
An activity for Esther is working on balance and grace. It’s a great activity for your kids, and lets them think about Esther undergoing a YEAR’S worth of beauty treatments, and it wasn’t just baths and perfumes, it was also training in how to walk and talk.
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Food: Hamentaschen (Older Kids)
The holiday that is celebrated by the Jews because of Queen Esther saving them is called Purim. The website below has the information on how this holiday came about and what they do. It also has the recipe for this pastry if you would like to make it and bring it in for the kids to try. You could talk about the different customs of the holiday. (Make sure to post an allergy alert.)
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Craft: Scripture Valentine Wreath
The instructions are on the website for this great Valentine’s decoration. Please note this comes from a catholic website.
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Craft: God’s Conversation Hearts
This is something you could make to give your kids or they could make to give to someone else.
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Craft: John 3:16 Valentine
A cute craft using John 3:16 to make a valentine. Note this is coming from a catholic website.
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