Our church recently hosted a Prayer Workshop for kindergarteners, and I wanted to share the two items my daughter made that really got her excited about prayer and perhaps they'd be of help to your child, too: a prayer box for writing and storing prayer requests (she's just learning writing so we also plan to put in pictures of people to pray for or items that remind us of them), and a prayer cube (this was cut out of a single piece of paper and folded and taped - very simple).

We've been using the prayer cube at every meal - our son likes to roll it on the floor to see which prayer we'll pray, while our daughter prefers to toss it and catch it. A few favorites so far (Note that these are sung prayers):

The Johnny Appleseed Prayer

"Oh the Lord is good to me

and so I thank the Lord

for giving me the things I need

the sun and the rain and the apple seed

the Lord is good to me

Amen. Amen, amen, amen, Amen!"

 

The Superman Prayer (sung to the theme from the original movie) - start with hands on hips

"Thank You, God, for giving us food, (raise left arm)

Thank You, God, for giving us food. (raise right arm so now both arms are extended like Superman flying)

For the food that we eat, (mime eating)

and the friends that we meet, (point at each other)

Thank you, God! For giving us food." (hands back on hips)

The kids take turns each day having it be their day to roll the cube and look forward to it!

Helena was so enthusiastic after the workshop that she took these items to school for her Show and Tell. The teacher told us at conferences that it was really cute when a fellow student asked her if she liked what she brought in, a common show and tell question that's an obvious affirmative, and Helena replied that "I wanted to share my faith with all of you!" Precious!

Written by Brian Jaeger, owner of Satisfamily, McNewsy, PassivNinja, Educabana, RealWisconsinNews, ManCrushFanClub, WildWestAllis, SitcomLifeLessons, and VoucherSchool.

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