Teaching a child to pray has lifelong benefits. The Lord's Prayer is the model given to us by Jesus Christ to teach us how to pray to our Heavenly Father. It's important for children to learn and understand this model prayer. Crafts can help reinforce the concepts and words of this most important prayer.
Lord's Prayer Book
Have a child hold his hand with fingers closed and trace it onto a piece of coloured paper. Write the child's name on the cover and add the words "Prayer Book" to the front. Use the traced hand as a template to make several more identical hands in white paper and one more in the same coloured paper for the back cover of your book. Bind the book by punching a hole through all the pieces of paper and tying a piece of yarn through the hole. Write the Lord's Prayer in the book, writing one or two lines of the prayer on each page. Allow the child to decorate the book with Bible stickers.
The Illustrated Lord's Prayer Poster
Write the Lord's Prayer on a piece of poster board, but leave out several words. Ask the children to draw pictures in the blanks to represent the missing words. For instance, the word "Earth" may be left off and the child may draw a picture of Earth in its place. The word "bread" can be substituted with a drawing of a loaf of bread.
The Lord's Prayer Bookmark
Print the Lord's Prayer from the computer. Use a small, but readable, font and centre the prayer so it will be about 3 inches wide by 6 inches long when printed. Cut out the Lord's Prayer. Have children decorate a piece of paper that is 3 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches long. Glue the prayer to the backside of the decorated paper. Have the kids decorate the border around the prayer for a pretty and useful bookmark.
The Lord's Prayer Plaque
Cut pieces of foam core into rectangles. Print the Lord's Prayer on the front of the rectangles. Supply the children with paint, stickers and other craft items to decorate the border around the prayer. Attach a piece of yarn to the back of each plaque so the children can hang their plaques on their bedroom walls. These plaques serve as a fun reminder of the importance of the Lord's Prayer.
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