February 17th

Session Titles: Esther Chose Courage

Life Point: The Bible teaches people how to live

Unit Bible Verse: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105

Weekly Bible Verses: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105

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

 

Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/

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 life and her to be queen.
http://www.sundayschoolkids.com/activities-ot/09-crown-jewels-to-color-activity.htm

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 paper sacks we have those as well.
http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/2013/12/esther-part-1.html#more

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.
http://adventuresinmommydom.org/esther-lesson-for-kids/

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.
http://www.jdate.com/jewish-holidays/purim.htm

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