A Brave Queen: Esther

Gathering Prayer: (Do this prayer repeat-after-me style)
Dear Jesus, we thank you for time to feed our faith as a family, and time to learn about a very brave queen.  Help our time together to be holy time.  In your name we pray, Amen.

Bible Story:  Esther
For this God Time, we used a Five Minute Devotion from Jelly Telly.  You can find the video here:

Discuss as a family:
More great questions and resources for this week’s God Time can be found on the Jelly Telly blog here:

Song:  Brave
For our song this week, we learned an awesome song about being brave.  Here is the lyric video on Youtube:

Activity:  Esther’s Scepter
For our activity this week, we made scepters, which are the sign of a king or queen’s power over his or her kingdom.  Since Esther used her power as a queen to help her people and change her king’s mind, I thought this would work out great.  Because we were on vacation at my in-laws house and far away from my craft room and supplies, I purchased this kit from Target:


Simply follow the directions and enjoy!  If you don’t have access to this kit, you can use a skinny dowel rod and attach a couple of foam stars to the top, with ribbons, string, or even jingle bells hanging from the streamers.  Here is our finished result:

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Thanks for your commitment to faithfully feed your family’s faith!  I hope that this time was holy time for you.

Closing Prayer: (Can be a repeat after me prayer if you have non-readers in your family)
Dear Jesus, we thank you for holy time together as a family.  Help us to be brave leaders in this world.  In your name we pray, Amen.