Last week we did not have our Queen Esther class because we were doing Vacation Bible School.
This week we started the class with prayer, lead by one of the girls. Then we worked on our memory verse (Esther 4:14) and after that, did a thorough review using our story wall.
Then we talked about Mordecai discovering and reporting to Esther a plot to kill the King. Esther reported the plot to the King and those responsible were hanged. It was at this point that wicked Haman was introduced.
We talked about the fact that Haman hated Mordecai because he wouldn't bow down to him. We also talked about the fact that Haman came up with an evil plan to get even with Mordecai . He wanted to kill all the Jews, which Mordecai was and Haman knew, but, Haman didn't know that Queen Esther was also a Jew! Haman convinced the King to make his wishes a decree and the time was set for all Jews to be killed!
What were the Jews going to do?
That's where I left the girls and told them if they wanted to know what happened they would have to come back next week.
Amidst groans of "No, Mrs. Patsy" we moved onto singing and working in our activity books.
Our take home for the girls were these Queen Esther playing cards.
All the take-homes are geared towards reinforcing the lesson each week.
I want the girls to know this Bible account frontwards and backwards!
She Hath Done What She Could