Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Prayer- I Can Talk To God
Objective:The children will be able to - explain that God will listen to their prayers - discuss that you can pray any where and any time - demonstrate how to pray
Review: Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.
Pray Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words. (Say: What do we do with our ears? What do we do with our mouths? What do we do when we speak to God? You talk to God. You listen to God. You pray to God.)
Read story: There are lots of books available to read to children that can be found at the local city library. Here are just a few:
I Can Talk To God by Helen Caswell
I Can Talk With God by Debby Anderson
I Can Talk To God by Christine Harder Tangvald
I Can Talk With God by Carolyn Muller Wolcott
I Can Talk To God- Anytime Any Place by Jane Belk Moncure
I Can Talk to God by Dandi Daley Mackall
I Can Talk to God by Sally Lloyd Jones
Questions to ask:
Who can you pray to?
When can you pray to God?
When do you pray to God?
How do you pray to God?
Songs and/or Finger Plays:
Introduce songs and/or finger plays: When can you pray to God?
biblekidsfunzone.com- Prayer Bear Write your prayer requests on the top half of the 3 X 3 notes. Fold up (or roll) and insert them into between Prayer Bear's hands. Take them out every night before you go to sleep and pray about each one. When God answers your prayer, write down the answer on the bottom half of the note. Keep the answered ones in an envelope by him, or make a little booklet out of them. Read them often to remind you how God answers our prayers!
daniellesplace.com- Praying Hands Scroll down to Praying Hands Picture under Prayer (about ¾ down the page)
daniellesplace.com- God Keeps His Promises Scroll down to this craft almost at the bottom of the page.
Remove all blue crayons from the container. Have the students draw a picture of themselves using the remaining crayons (be sure to tell the students to press hard with the crayons while coloring). Next discuss how sometimes it is hard to be the person that God wants us to be (Example: What kind of person does God want us to be? How can we be that person? Etc.). Explain that God wants us to remain the person he made us to be. He does not want us to become stained by the world. Tell the students the blue water color represents being stained by what is happening in the world that is trying to change us from the person God wants us to be. Have the students paint over their picture with blue water color paint. (The wax in the crayons repels the water color paint allowing the picture to show through.) Tell the students that we remain the person God made us to be. We remain faithful because we ask Jesus to help us be separate from the world and the person that God’s wants us to be shines through.
Introduce activity: Do you know your prayers? Let’s find out. (Review prayers that they know by heart or work on some that they need to know.)
kidzplace.org- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities
1. Say a line from the prayer and have the students say the following line. Go back and forth until the prayer is finished.
2. Have the students sit in a circle. Tell the students that they are going to recite the “_________”. Have each student say one word in the prayer and the next person will say the following word. If someone makes a mistake or gets stuck, he or she begins over again with the first word of the prayer. The last person that says, “Amen” finishes the prayer.
3. Ball Pass: Have the students sit in a circle. The teacher turns her back to the students and she says, "Pass, pass, pass." The students then pass a ball to their right around the circle. When the teacher says, "Stop," the child holding the ball and the person to his right and left say the prayer together.
Introduce snack: Pretzels were first made by monks who gave them as rewards to children who had learned their prayers. The special twisted shape looks like the folded arms of a child praying. The word pretzel means reward.
pillsbury.com- Mini Soft Pretzels and Dip
Make these easy pretzels with or without dip.
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