Learning how to teach children to pray does not need to be daunting. In fact, teaching your children to pray can be fun and creative.
Let me show you how to teach children to pray through the following 3 creative lessons on prayer. Through music and games, prayer can be taught to your children to help them learn how important it is to talk to their loving heavenly Father.
1. How to teach children to pray by helping them learn the Lord’s Prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer is not just for adults to learn. Your children can and should learn it, too. Even your preschoolers can memorize the Lord’s Prayer when it is put to music.
Today, I want to share with you my version of the Lord’s Prayer in song. I wrote it with a bit of an African feel to it.
Take a look at this sample video that shows the fun moves:
The first 5 people to leave a comment below will get FREE access to this downloadable song and video. After you leave the comment, I will email you with the link to the song.
2. How to teach children to pray by playing the “Flip and Find the Lord’s Prayer” game.
“Flip and Find The Lord’s Prayer” is a fun and creative way to introduce the idea of prayer to your little ones.
I often play this game during my “Let’s Pray” program and this will be a great addition to your own Christian classroom or home.
Check out this video that will better describe this fun Bible review game to help your preschoolers learn more about prayer.
3. How to teach children to pray by playing the “Who Prayed in the Bible?” game.
As the third creative way to teach your kids how to pray, I am providing you with some downloadable pictures of 6 people in the Bible who prayed to God. Here are the following 6 people your children will learn about:
Jesus prayed for God the Father to help Him give His life on the cross. Matthew 26:36-56
Daniel prayed 3 times a day to God which made him strong to face the lions in the den. Daniel 6:10-28
Joshua prayed that God would make the sun stand still to give him victory over his enemies. Joshua 10:1-15
Hannah prayed to God for a baby and God heard her prayer. 1 Samuel 1:10-16
Miriam prayed to God thanking God for helping them cross the Red Sea. Exodus 15:19-21
Hagar prayed to God for water when she was in the desert to save her and her son from dying. Genesis 16:6-14
For each person above, I am providing you with a nice picture that you will need to print out. Place these 6 pictures in your lap ready to show your kids.
I am also providing you with 4 smaller identical pictures that correlate with the prayer. For example, for the prayer of Jesus, I am giving you 4 pictures of a cross. You will need to print off all the pictures for each person’s prayer. I suggest you laminate them for long term use. Then before the children arrive, hide the pictures around the room or in your home. So, there will be a total of 24 pictures hidden from the children.
Have the children sit in front of you and begin to share the first story of prayer. Let’s say you share the story of Hagar first. The 4 small pictures for the story of Hagar show a jar of water. Remember these will be hidden beforehand. Show the large picture of Hagar and talk about the story as you are led. Then tell the children that they now get to find a picture of the water jar hidden somewhere in the room. Each child should only find one picture each. If you would like, you could print off enough pictures so that every child in your class finds their own picture. Or you could have a little competition and see who has the most pictures at the end of the game after all 6 stories have been shared.
Here are the pictures for the game “Who Prayed in the Bible?”:
If you liked this idea for sharing how to teach children to pray, then sign up to receive Scripture Lady’s Free Email Kid Tips packed full with creative ideas and receive 12 FREE Bible downloadable resources to help get the kids you minister to excited about the Bible! Just go to www.MyFreeBibleGames.com to fully subscribe.
Also, don’t forget to “LIKE” me on Facebook. Thank you!