We've had our prayer board up for at least a year and a half now, so it's time to have a little change round! The knowledge that God listens to us and answers our prayers is fundamental to what we are teaching the children, though, so we want to make sure that, whatever replaces it gives the children the chance to celebrate answered prayer.
This is our new board...
I found some garden netting at Asda (£1 for A LOT!) and stapled some of it over some shiny blue fabric
Children can write or draw their prayers on paper slips and poke them through the netting as a symbol of putting them into God's hands (He can hold the prayers as in a net). Then, when the prayers have been answered, children can unroll them and pin them to a washing line next to the board. I'm just hoping that no one manages to pull hard enough on the next to dislodge all my staples!!