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Thursday, October 1, 2009

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

Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.

Vocabulary Words:

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.)


Circle Time:

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?

daniellesplace.com- I Will Say My Prayers (song)
Scroll down to Songs about Prayer

dltk-bible.com- When We Pray For Each Other (song)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Taught Us How To Pray (song)

Talk to God (song)- The Joyful Child by Peggy Davison Jenkins, page 211.

Sing the following song to the tune of "London Bridge". Do the actions as you sing.

(Cup hands to ears and point to a watch or clock) He is listening all the time, all the time, all the time
He is listening all the time when we talk to God

(Bow heads) Bow our heads, say, "Thank you Lord, thank you Lord, thank you Lord!”
Bow our heads, say, “Thank you Lord when we talk to God!”

(Fold hands) Fold our hands and ask for help, ask for help, ask for help
Fold our hands and ask for help, when we talk to God

(Close eyes) Close our eyes and praise his name, praise his name, praise his name
Close our eyes and praise his name, when we talk to God

(Cup hands to mouth and sing loudly) When we’re happy shout for joy, shout for joy, shout for joy
When we’re happy shout for joy when we talk to God

(Cup hands over ears and sing softly) Listen to what God will say, God will say, God will say
Listen to what God will say when we talk to God

(Cup hands around eyes like binoculars)Watch and see what God will do, God will do, God will do
Watch and see what God will do when we talk to God


Introduce activity: Who can you pray to?

daniellesplace.com- Object Lesson for About Prayer for Preschool Children
Scroll down to Object Lesson for About Prayer for Preschool Children (under Prayer about ¾ of the way down the page)

kidssundayschool.com- God Can Hear Me (object lesson)

kidssundayschool.com- Telephone (scroll down to Closing Activity)

kidssundayschool.com- Guess What You Hear (activity)

kidssundayschool.com- Discussion (scroll down to Closing Activity)

sermons4kids.com- A Shot in the Arm (object lesson)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Cell Phone (object lesson with coloring sheet)

sermons4kids.com- On Your Own (object lesson)

sermons4kids.com- The Five Finger Prayer (object lesson)


Introduce craft: What should you do every day? Pray

craftingthewordofgod.com- I can pray . . . (prayer spinner craft that reminds children that they can pray at any time)

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.

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Praying Hands Craft

emmanuel.kiev.ua- Remember This!
This craft will remind you that God loves you and answers all of your prayers.

mssscrafts.com- Praying Hands Memory Verse

Introduction to craft: sermons4kids.com- In the World, but Not of the World

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

Memory Activities- you can use these for prayer games

Memory Activities and Games for Prayers and Scripture

Prayer Review

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.

pillsbury.com- Soft Pesto Pretzels


Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

coloring-pages-kids.com- Children Praying (coloring sheets)

sundayschoolresources.com- Praying Hands (coloring)

Sign of the Cross- Coloring sheet with hand movements.

wf-f.org- Color Mary and the Hail Mary prayer is below.

lampsongs.co.nz- “Prayer Is Talking To God” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)



fcpeace.com- Hail Mary (mini book)

fcpeace.com- Our Father (mini book)

dltk-kids.com- The Lord’s Prayer (mini book)
Directions and template.

fcpeace.com- I Talk To God With Prayer
Trace the letters. Draw your face here.

first-school.ws- P is for Prayer (handwriting)

kidssundayschool.com- Praying Hands (dot-to-dot)

Thank you, God (use the code to write the word)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K, page 141.

Pray (dot-to-dot)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K, page 142.


pendybon said...

Thank you sooo much for this wonderful resource. I look to this site to help supplement my religious ed.lessons. I love your creative songs/crafts.

Amazing_Grace said...


I'm so glad that you like my lesson plans and can use them with your class. :)

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