IMPORTANT: Wednesday’s video will talk about Queen Vashti next week during the Esther video. Only the Sunday people should have to worry about Vashti this week.
Big Idea: We all have big feelings and there’s nothing wrong with getting angry about something but there is a right and wrong way to handle our anger. King Xerxes handled his anger the wrong way.
Discuss with kids the positive ways to handle anger. This could include learning to give God our worries and troubles instead of trying to handle everything on our own.
Leaders Might Like: One Night With The King is an amazing movie to watch if you haven’t already seen it.
Wednesday Night Craft: Calm Down Jars
I’m going to ask parents to send bottles with their children so please do not make these ahead of time. I know that’s a lot to ask for but this is an easy way to get parents and kids involved in church together. Of course, we will have extra bottles on hand for those without.
Craft Idea Older Kids/Sunday:
Homemade stress balls. I’ve read several reviews from others stating that most kids under the age of 4th grade have a difficult time making their own stress balls using playdoh. As a whole, we will plan on making calm down jars on Wednesday night. However, if middle school or class on Sunday would like to give this a try then by all means, be my guest.