July -- Week 2

Queen Esther


Ideal for
16 months -
2 1/2 years
CREATIVE
ACTIVITIES
SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES BIBLE LANGUAGE
MONDAY Teach all or some of this Esther Becomes Queen lesson and activities from Mission Arlington. Watch Veggie Tales' Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen. Teacher: Before you begin this unit, find out about
Purim Traditions

Recite:
"Do kind deeds." 3 John 11

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Read
Queen Esther, page 111

Attention Getter: Every time Haman is mentioned, make lots of noise, stomp, clap, Boo, etc.



NOTE: I'm disappointed that The Bible in Pictures for Toddlers does not include the story of Esther.
Sign Language:
Dance

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Esther Loved God
Action Rhyme

Esther Loved God.
(Raise arms upward)
She loved others, too.
(Spread hands, palms up.)
I will love God
(Raise arms upward.)
And I love you.
(Hugs for everyone.)

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Note: Add this section for older children. Click here for
Planning Ideas
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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:

Letters: X, Y, Z

Math: Matching

Color: Purple

Shape: Diamond

TUESDAY Make a Crown.

Queen for a Day Spa: Provide lotion, hairbrushes, pretend fingernail polish, etc.
WEDNESDAY Choose some activities from Esther Saves her People crafts and activities from Mission Arlington.

P-U-R-I-M
Tune: B-I-N-G-O

There is a holiday I love and Purim is its name-o.
P-U-R-I-M,
P-U-R-I-M,
P-U-R-I-M
and Purim is its name-O

THURSDAY Gifts of food to the needy are a custom established by the Jewish people in Estherís time. Think of someone special that you could bless such as a nearby nursing home. As a class, assemble care packages or food baskets to deliver.

Make Hamantashen.

FRIDAY Choose some activities from Esther at Danielle's Place. Put pictures of castles in your block area, and encourage children to build their own castles.
SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES
Snacks

Bugles

Cheerios

Cinnamon Toast Triangles

Corn Chip Triangles

Fruit Chunks

Make Costumes and Masks.

Here's story and activities at
Preschool By Stormie
.

Purim Song
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It

If you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet. (stomp feet twice)
If you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet. (stomp feet twice)
If you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet (stomp feet twice)

If you hear the name of Esther clap your hands......

If you hear the name of Ahasuerus turn around.....

If you hear the name of Mordecai shout hooray

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