What You Need
Index cards or strips of paper, and something to write with
What You Do
Write the following words on index cards or strips of paper:
- Bat, radar, armadillo, army tank, chameleon, camouflage, fish, electricity, flying squirrel, parachute, squid, jet propulsion, hummingbird, helicopter, scorpion, needle, snake, anesthetic, snail , suction cups, caribou, snowshoes
Separate the cards into two piles: animals and inventions. Mix each pile individually and spread them out into two columns.
Tell your child that it’s time to play a game. Say, “We have animals in one column. In the other column, we have inventions inspired by those animals. Let’s try to match the in-vention to its animal inspiration.”
Bat (radar), armadillo (army tank), chameleon (camouflage), fish (electricity), flying squirrel (parachute), squid (jet propulsion), humming-bird (helicopter), scorpion (needle), snake (anesthetic), snail (suction cups), caribou (snowshoes)
Talk about the Bible Story
What does the word “purpose” mean? (Something you’re meant for.)
What do you think was one of Esther’s purposes in life? (To save the Jewish people.)
What skills or talents did Esther use to fulfill her purpose? (She was brave, she was patient, she spoke well.)
In our activity today, we talked about inventions. We know that inventions were made with a purpose. If YOU are God’s invention, what are some of YOUR purposes? (To help others, love others, love God, serve God, tell others about God, etc.)
Did you know that when you help someone, show some-one kindness, or forgive someone, you are fulfilling part of God’s purpose for your life? You are! God created you to do big, incredible, awesome things. Just like Esther, God created you for a purpose.