Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Lord's Prayer: Crafts, games and prayer activities

On Saturday, Powersource explored the Lord's Prayer, looking creatively at every section.  Here's how we broke it down and what we did.  Some activities have links to posts which will explain in more detail.  Please note that we had a 3 hour session so that's how we fitted so much in!

Warm up- Order the Lord's prayer (how much can you remember?).  Prayer printed out and cut into strips, mixed up so they can be put in the correct order.  We made this a race!


Our Father in Heaven:  Heaven collage (a whole group project)

 Hallowed be your name: Names of God dominoes  (discussing the many names of God and what they mean to us).

Your Kingdom come:  Kingdom of God orbs.  When we finished we put them on a world map to symbolise God's sovereignty over the world.  The children then insisted we arrange them into a cross shape.  They have really got into using symbols in prayer!




 Your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven:  We talked about road signs in this country- triangle signs are warnings and circle signs are orders.  If God made some order signs to show how He wanted people to live, what would be on them?  Children came up with great ideas such as 'love', 'no fighting', 'let all plants grow', 'no other gods' (see below)

Give us today our daily bread:  Children shaped bread dough into their initial to show thanks to God for all the things he had given them in their daily lives.


Forgive us our sins: Washing away sins.  After quite a lot of activity, the children really settled down and took this very seriously.  For the first time that day they were actually silent!

As we forgive those who sin against us: Forgiveness fizz.  This is one of their favourite activities and focuses on letting go of anger and asking God to help you forgive.

 Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil:  God is with us safety pins.  We adapted this slightly to speak about God being close to us when we are tempted and in danger.


Take home activity: Lord's prayer colouring  




14 comments:

  1. great. thanks, will use this in afterschool club from sept.. R

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    1. excellent! Let me know how it goes :-)

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  2. I love this creativity. We're going to be looking at the Lord's prayer during August so I'm hoping we can try out some of these ideas - thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! Have a great time with it :-)

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I will be using these activities with our kids church. The children range from 5-12 so these can be adapted to suit their different levels of understanding.

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  4. Hi, we did Order the Lord's Prayer today and it went great! I divided the class into two teams and each team tried to order the Lord's Prayer. It was not as competitive as I thought (perhaps because they are only 1st and 2nd graders), and so the kids were very helpful. This activity was an eye-opener for me since the kids had said they knew the Lord's Prayer, but really did not know the order. I have pictures if you'd like to see.

    Thank you so much for this website and these creative lesson ideas! I look forward to doing the other ones as well!

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    1. Hi Karen! Thanks so much for letting me know about this. It's great to hear what people are doing!! i would love to see. If you email the address on the get in touch or follow page, then that should work. God bless!! x

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  5. I love everything I see. So excited to use them for our Sunday school...I click on your links to print and I get an empty page...I am not super computer saavy so maybe its an easy fix...any ideas?

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    1. I'm not sure what's wrong as the link seems to be working...If you email me what sheets you would like, I will email you the PDF versions!

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  6. Love this! We are missionaries in Uganda and we just started a Missionary Kids prayer meeting. We are kicking off with the Lord's Prayer and this is perfect!

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  7. Were your orbs foil wrapped oranges or something else?

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    1. they were actually polystyrene balls spray painted silver! Yours is not a bad idea though!

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  8. Thankyou so much for all your selfless work in making this available to us online. I am so blessed to find that you have saved me weeks of planning as we intend to study the Lord's prayer in this detail over several weeks in half hour sessions. Thankyou,and may God bless you as richly as you are blessing others. X

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