I’m so excited to share an amazing review and giveaway today! Last year I was really looking into the Stickfigure Through the Bible Series from Grapevine Studies. Since my kids really enjoy drawing, I knew this would be a great bible curriculum to try. You can’t imagine how thrilled I was to have the opportunity to review their Esther Bible Study!
We’ve started off the year studying and drawing our way through the book of Esther. And I was right, my kids love it! “I love this! I could do it all day!” I knew this would be a big hit with my Princess. This was also adaptable enough for my 4 and 6 year old to join in the fun as well.
What’s Included in the Study
In this chronological study of Queen Esther, there are 9 lessons with pages for review. Your children will become familiar with the Persian Empire, King Ahasuerus, Queen Vashti, Mordecai, Haman, and Esther. They will illustrate how a beautiful Jewish woman becomes queen.
Students will learn how Esther becomes a true hero of the bible as she uses God’s encouragement to save her people. This will lead to understanding of the celebration of Purim and why it’s a Jewish holiday.
This multi-level study includes a teacher and student book. Some features of the teacher book include:
- Grapevine Teaching Method
- Teacher and Student Goals
- Teacher and Student Supply List
- Daily and Weekly Schedule
- Lesson Prep Instructions
- Teacher Notes
- Timeline and Lesson Narratives
- Lesson Points
How We Are Using This Study
I printed out the Teacher Book and Student Pages and made a 3 ring binder for me and one for each student. The three ring binders work really well with the students. They feel special to have their own book and it keeps all of their pages in order. I’ve also seen teachers use the Teacher Book on the iPad, while the students had their pages in 3 ring binders. Because I teach Prek and Kindergarteners along with my second graders, I divided each lesson into two lessons. After a moment of prayer, we reviewed what we remembered from the previous lesson. That was very easy to do by looking back through their drawings. I then used both the Bible and the Teacher Lesson Pages to tell the story for the day. I used the white board to draw the stick figures for the kids to copy. A few of the kids drew their own pictures, and that worked just fine.
Why We Love This Program
- drawing really keeps my kids engaged in the lesson
- it’s fun
- it’s easily adaptable for all of my students (4-8 years old)
- illustrating the story gives it more meaning
Grapevine also has Tracing Pages available for your preschoolers. My Little Red is 4 and very independent, so he insisted on drawing his pictures just like everyone else.
If you’re interested in any of the Grapevine Studies, you can download a free sample lessons here.
Disclosure: Grapevine provided me with a complimentary copy of this study to review for my readers. The opinions are mine and not influenced by the company or free materials provided.