Well…my newest calling is Sunbeam teacher. While I won’t bore you with all of the things we did yesterday (actually, yesterday’s class was mildly entertaining), I thought that I would share activities or crafts that we do from time to time.
This craft will help a child remember the five parts of a prayer.
- White Paper (Even though it isn’t in this picture, I ended up writing “I Pray in Faith” at the top of the paper – horizontally
- Stamping ink
- Word strips with the following:
- Say “Dear Heavenly Father”
- Thank Him for Blessings
- Humbly ask for blessings
- In the name of Jesus Christ
Instructions for making this Craft
This craft is pretty much self-explanatory, but here are a few things to remember while making it.
- Give each child a paper. Show the one that you have made in advance – and introduce the craft. This will remind us of the five main parts of a prayer.
- Ink the children’s hands and stamp onto the paper. I stamped the kids hands one at a time. In order to keep interest, they got to choose color, and we oohed and aahed after each hand had been stamped.
- Immediately wipe the ink from the child’s hands.
- Glue each word strip on. But explain the word strip. Have them repeat what each word strip says. I made these word strips in advance – and I just used little scraps of paper that I already had. I put glue on the back of the word strip, then let the child affix it on the paper. I also asked them specific questions: What they were grateful for, and what kinds of blessings that they asked for, etc.
- Wrap up the craft and discussion by singing I Pray in Faith – especially the second verse.
This craft would be great as part of a prayer-themed FHE. It also fits perfectly into the Fourth Sunbeam Lesson – I can Pray to Heavenly Father