Students Interview Esther

Categories: Esther, Power of Prayer, Putting God First

Female teachers - if you feel comfortable, come dressed as Esther and let the children interview you.

If you prefer not to be costumed, make a sign with Esther's name on it and place it on yourself or any pupil in class and let the class members ask her questions. They can be reporters, preparing a piece for your ongoing Sunday School news paper or magazine, or a film crew ready to do a documentary on Esther's life.

Let the children get the inside story on Esther. Some questions might include:

  • How did you feel when the King wanted you to be part of his harem?
  • What is a harem?
  • Why would that be frightening?
  • Were you surprised when the King selected you for his bride?
  • What happened to his previous wife?
  • What religion are you?
  • Does that make a difference to the King?
  • Why do you think he selected you?
  • What is your uncle's name? [Mordecai]
  • What did he ask you to do? [Talk with the King about saving her people]
  • Were you afraid? [The Queen could only talk to the King if he called her; otherwise he could kill her]
  • How did the King greet you?
  • What did you ask for?[a banquet]
  • Who was invited?
  • Did you have to fix the meal or did your servants prepare the meal?
  • What did you ask the King at dinner?
  • How did that affect Haman?
  • Who had Haman prepared the gallows for?
  • What happened instead?
  • What is the name of the feast the Jews celebrate every year for the defeat of the Jews' enemies?