These free, printable esther bible activities will help kids learn about this woman who was a great figure of courage and faith in the old testament. Under the direction of her cousin, mordecai, esther was put. In this esther bible study, we will discover two aspects about esther s dependence upon god. We love him because he first loved us, and he gave himself for us because he loves us. We are going to meet some interesting people who are in the book of esther. Though god is never mentioned in the book of esther, this series by alistair begg helps us discover that while unseen, god is sovereignly directing the intricate events of this historic drama.
Praying hands suitcase esther the queen bible activities for kids. Gods name is never mentioned in this book but as we study the entire book we will see gods activity in each circumstance. Queen esther saves her people childrens bible lessons. Free purim bible story coloring book based on the book of esther. The bible book of esther is a dramatic account which can give us insight into gods special and purposeful plan for our lives. In this 3lesson series we explore the book of esther. Esther activity book and lesson plans by bible pathway. Free, printable esther bible activities on sunday school zone. A classic story of good versus evil, the book of esther is a unique account in the bible. The book of esther is an unusual book because gods name is not mentioned once in the entire book. Interestingly, of all the books in the bible, the book of esther is the only book that does not explicitly mention god. Esther lived when the israelites were exiled in persia. She is assisted in this by mordecai, her cousin and guardian. Esther s dependence on god came from her confidence in gods providential guidance.
Have an active activity for the students who learn by doing. Some bible scholars have suggested these possible authors. Neither mordecai, esther, nor the feast of purim is mentioned. The book of esther tells a story of the deliverance of the jewish people. The book of esther is the third part of the old testament and of the hebrew bible. To learn more about the bible before you start on your bible puzzles you can listen to bible stories online before you download your printable bible activity. Gods name is not even mentioned once in the book of esther. Contains a mix of detailed lesson plans, fun worksheets, puzzles, crafts, coloring pages and more. Exploring two of the most memorable stories in the bible, this 12week study highlights the love and faithfulness of god displayed in the books of ruth and esther. Christine hayes contrasts the book of esther with apocalyptic writings, the book of daniel in particular. Your children will love learning about esther and the festival of purim with our esther activity book for kids.
Select option 1 to buy a copy for your personal use, or option 2 group license if you would like to make multiple copies for your group, church, ministry or congregation. Many years before, her family had been taken from jerusalem by nebuchadnezzar. This is an 87page downloadable activity book in pdf format. Xerxes king of persia gives a banquet for the all the nobles, officials, and military leaders from throughout his. This activity includes interview questions you can print out for your students. The 70 years of babylonian supremacy had come to an end with the. The times of esther and mordecai were one of great activity in the divine purpose. Esther the queen printable worksheets take home sheet. Print off this free sunday school lesson based on the book of esther.
His servants brought him the most beautiful women in the land, including esther. The book closed with a brief tribute to the impact one life can have when courageously surrendered to god and his providential purposes. Esther then ask the jews to fast about this for three days and three nights esther 4. Your students will love learning about esther and the festival of purim with our esther activity book for kids ages 612. Her people, the israelites, were living in babylon. Although we do not know who wrote the book of esther, from internal evidence it is possible to make some inferences about the author. A story of the providence of god in a pagan land page 4 introduction to the book the book of esther is the only book in the bible that does not mention the name of god. The book deals with how esther, a jew who was selected by king ahasuerus as the new queen after removing the previous queen vashti. As an exiled jew in persia, esther rose to the position of the queen of persia and then faced the possibility of being executed along with the rest of her people. It was first prepared for an older elementary sunday school class. Discover purims exciting origins in the book of esther. The book of esther tells how a jewish girl became the queen of persia and saved her people from a plot to destroy them. Queen esther the bible heroes coloring page esther bible, book of esther.
In the story of esther, youll meet a beautiful, young queen who risked her life to serve god and save her people. To get the complete lesson with the craft patterns, songs, and activities go to the esther. Sunday school lesson created for a purpose free childrens. To get the complete lesson with the craft patterns, songs, and activities go to the esther bible lesson on the resource. Illuminations year one the book of esther family study guide make an esther number book, similar to the alphabet book we did for ruth, but instead of letters use numbers from 1 to 10, give an example from the book, and include chapter and verse. Esther activity book and lesson plans teaching resources.
Following the lesson are additional activities that can be helpful for your individual classs needs. This is like a special funfact not many people notice about the book of esther. And in this book, we can learn how god works in our lives. See more ideas about sunday school crafts, queen esther and esther. It also explains how a special festival, called purim, was established to recall and. Some evil people were hoping to kill the jews and were plotting against them. This week, we will study the story of esther found in the book of esther. You could do this same activity but use flash cards instead of drawing. They gathered information from the book of esther, the apocrypha version of esther that includes her prayers, and other resource. Esther approached the king and was able to save her people. In esther, god providentially uses two exiled israelites to rescue his people from certain doom, without any explicit mention of god or his activity.
Feb 17, 2020 sunday school crafts, activities, lessons, games and snacks to. God providentially uses two exiled israelites to rescue his people from certain doom, without any explicit mention of god or his activity. Write talents or blessings on cards money, good cook, singing. With some modification, you could also use it for a childrens church lesson or with younger students. We are shown a persian emperor, ahasuerus loosely based on xerxes, 485464 b. Queen esther bible lesson, crafts, and activities danielles place. Esther worksheet and simple board game, part of a whole lesson available onsite and a series on the book of esther. Esther the queen bible activities for kids coloring pages. Esther is a book of the bible i very much enjoy, but its also an odd one.
The fate of gods chosen people is at the very center of the story, but god seems to. The lesson here is that gods timing is always immaculate and the book of esther reminds the reader of this and esther s place on the throne at this exact time would. The unlikely selection of a young jewish girl to become queen of persia and. These free, printable esther bible activities will help kids learn about this brave woman. In esther s story, gods involvement is implicit rather than explicit. These free, printable esther bible activities will help kids learn about this. The book of esther is one of only two books in the bible named for women. Print this sheet to send home with the children after sunday school or vbs. Esther 1, new living translation nlt the bible app. Ruth, the romance of redemption and esther, the romance of providence. Esther was a jewish girl who lived in the persian city of shushan. The book of esther 6 powerful life lessons from the bible.
The story gives us six powerful lessons about courage, divine timing and gods supreme love. The purpose being to stamp, drown, or blot out hamans name which comes from the book of deuteronomy which says, you shall blot out the memory of the. She was raised by her cousin mordecai, a servant of king ahasuerus of persia. It gives us a glimpse of the jews who remained outside their homeland after the exile, particularly the jews living. Feb 17, 2020 sunday school crafts, activities, lessons, games and snacks to help teach about queen esther. Five teacher lesson plans, including party at the palace, esther marries the king, the wise queen, mordecais reward, and esther saves her people.
God is never directly mentioned through the whole book, but you can see his fingerprints all over the book, which makes for a. These printable bible puzzles and activity sheets cover the books of ezra, nehemiah, esther and job. Five teacher lesson plans, including party at the palace, esther marries the king, the wise queen, mordecais reward, and esther saves her people 87 activity. The book of esther provides an excellent illustration of the power and influence for good that one person can have. While the book of esther does not refer to god directly, his presence and. Try using simple finger puppets or dolls for this cute queen esther. Charles swindoll stated, esther is a story of triumph that grew out of tragedy, ecstasy out of agony, celebration out of devastation. Five teacher lesson plans, including party at the palace, esther marries the king, the wise queen, mordecais reward, and esther saves her people 87 activity pages in pdf format 8. A video story of esther three 11yearold girls wrote a script of a modern day reporter interviewing esther and her husband, the king. This summary of the book of esther provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of esther. Unlike the many other books in the bible, throughout whole book of esther, the word god is not mentioned once. The book of esther in the bible is a dramatic account which can give us insight into gods special and purposeful plan for our lives. Part of a larger story both these plots are episodes in a larger plot.596 1459 528 130 505 312 655 673 1243 948 19 161 945 659 1295 461 850 232 100 650 1187 468 168 658 778 1216 916 1437 225 579 1000 671 1278 309