May 29 – Happy Memorial Day!

Unit: Special Focus

Session Title: Esther

Life Point: People are special to God.

Life Verse: “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.” Genesis 28:15a

Weekly Bible Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love is eternal.” Psalm 136:1

Bible Passage: Esther

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Craft: Make a Crown
Because Esther was a queen you could make a crown in the 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, 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 come up with one. We have lots of brown paper in the resource room or if you wanted to print and glue on brown paper 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.
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Object Lesson: Courage
This is a fun simple object lesson that shows the children how to have courage in times where they have to make big decisions. Very easy to do and does not require many supplies at all. I would practice at home before doing in front of kids though. All of the instructions are on the website below.
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