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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bible Super Hero Capes (Queen Esther, Good Samaritan)

The boys and I decided to do a project using the Bible as our inspiration.  Big Guy chose the story of Queen Esther.  Queen Esther was a Jewish Queen who saved God's people by exposing the high official Haman to her husband, King Xerxes of Persia, by asking him to save her life and the lives of her people.  She risked her own life to save thousands of others.  The essence of the story is that Queen Esther was brave and that God protects those who are brave in His name.  So we decided to make Super Hero Queen Esther capes.  You could make a cape for any "Brave Person" in the Bible. It doesn't have to be Queen Esther.  The boys LOVED LOVED LOVED this project! (and so did I)  I used this project again.  This time we made Super Samaritan Capes.  The pre-schoolers LOVED this project.  Its high impact for very little preparation!

This is what we did:

  1. Cut a brown paper bag down the sides so that it opens the full length.
  2. Trim off the sides (and extra length if it too long for the child).
  3. Use a paper punch to make two holes.
  4. Use ribbon to make a neck hole. Slide the ribbon into each hole punch and tape it down. Make sure that it is large enough to fit over the child's head. I wouldn't use string. I think it would cut the child's neck when he/she ran with it on.
  5. Decorate. Be creative!
  6. Big Guy drew pictures of all the BRAVE people he could think of (Real - his karate instructor and Imaginary - Rudolph)
  7. Little Guy put faith stickers on his cape and colored it.
  8. Mom wrote her name and used Bible verses.
We decorated our capes for at least a 1/2 hour or more. When we were finished we ran around the house trying to make our capes fly. It was so fun to talk with the boys about bravery as we made the capes.

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