Today we talked about Queen Esther and fasting. I know that Esther is often linked with courage or bravery and rightly so, but I was trying to come up with different powers for our scripture heroes. Since Esther spent three days fasting and encouraged her people to fast as well I thought it was a good time to talk about it. You can download her Scripture Hero Chart here.
LDS Scripture Story video of Esther. The church also has a video about Esther that's nearly 14 minutes long. We also watched Veggie Tales: Esther, the Girl Who Becomes Queen.
Chocolate on My Cranium has printable flannel board figures to tell the story of Esther.
A Year of FHE has a lesson about Queen Esther.
We also did a role play about fasting to help the children understand the concept a little better. You can find it in this FHE Fasting Lesson.