Main point: God is with me so I can be strong.
Bible story: Esther ● Esther 2:2-8:17
As a family, watch this week’s video and discuss these questions together:
- Who was today’s Bible story about? (Esther, the king, Haman, God’s people)
- What was today’s Bible story about? (Haman had a plan to get rid of all of God’s people. Esther was strong and she went to the king. She asked the king to help her save God’s people. The king said yes! Esther was strong and she was able to help save God’s people!)
- What does this story teach us? (God is with us, so we can be strong.)
- How do you know that God can help you be strong? (God is always with us, and He can help us be strong — just like Esther was strong when she helped God’s people!)
Family Activity: Obstacle Course
WHAT YOU NEED: Items from around your home to use as obstacles. (e.g., table, chair, trash can, play tunnel, blocks, masking tape, etc.)
WHAT YOU DO:
– Before the Activity: Set up four or five different obstacles in a row for you and your child to run through. Ideas are below:
- Crawl through the tunnel.
- Crawl under the table.
- Run between two chairs or around one chair.
- Run around the trash can, or if it’s a small can, empty the can, place it on its side, and step over it.
- Stack a few blocks in a pyramid and hop over them.
- Tape four X’s in a zigzag pattern on the floor, and hop from X to X.
– During the Activity: Encourage your child to show their strength by running through the obstacle course. Run through the course first to show your child what to do.
WHAT YOU SAY:
– Before the Activity: “Let’s see how STRONG you are! I have an obstacle course for us to run through!”
– During the Activity: “Let me show you what to do! (Demonstrate by running through each obstacle.) Are you ready?” (Do activity.)
– After the Activity: “You are so STRONG! Way to go! Esther was strong because God was with her. God is with us, and we can be strong, too. Who is always with you?” (God is always with me.)