The Lord's Prayer Bible Crafts and Activities Part 1
Bible Crafts and Games About The Lord's Prayer
The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson "The Lord's Pray on The Resource Room" and as a instant digital download.
Our Father Who Art in Heaven
In this part of the lesson children learn that we can talk to God like we do our friends.
Have the children write a telephone conversation they might have with Jesus. They can use the blank comic strip pattern to write their conversation.
Tell them to imagine that Jesus called them up on the phone. What would Jesus tell them right now? What would they talk to Jesus about? Have them share their conversation with the class, if they would like.
You can make some suggestions such as: Would Jesus say something like, "Mike, I missed you yesterday. Why didn't you call? I was waiting by the phone all day hoping you would call on me." You might answer Jesus by saying, "Jesus, I'm so sorry I didn't call yesterday. I was so busy. I was going to call you when I got home from the game, but my friend, Mike, called and by the time we were done talking I was so tired I fell asleep."
Or would Jesus say something like this: Mike, I'm so glad you called me yesterday. I was so happy to hear what was going on in your life. I hope you understood what I was trying to tell you last night. And you might say something like, "Jesus, I'm so glad you answered when I called last night. Of course, you are always there when I call you. I really felt better telling you about my problems. I know now that with your help everything will work out okay."
Names of God Bulletin Board Display and Craft
As Christians, we will want to be respectful of God’s names. In fact, in this prayer, we are saying, “God, your name is very special to me. I worship you because you are special.”
1. Make a "Names of God" Bulletin Board Display
What you will need:
Markers (Highlighter Markers)
What to do:
1. Print out the names for God sheets. (Available to members on The Resource Room.)
Instead of using the printouts above, you can have the children think of names describing God, write them on a piece of paper and decorate them for a bulletin board display. Or you can give each child a Bible verse describing a name of God, have them look it up in their Bibles and then write the name on a sheet of paper and decorate the name.
2. Make copies and cut the names apart. In class have the children color the names to make them look special to remind them that God's name should always be treated special.
3. When a student have finished a name, let them tape it to the bulletin board to make a display. Instead of using the printouts above, you can have the children think of names describing God, write them on a piece of paper and decorate them for a bulletin board display. Or you can give each child a Bible verse describing a name of God, have them look it up in their Bibles and then write the name on a sheet of paper and decorate the name.
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done, On Earth as it is in Heaven
How do we know what God’s will is? The Bible tells us it is His will that every man be saved (2 Peter 3:9). His will (what He wants and desires for mankind) is written in His Word, the Bible. It is not something mysterious that we are praying for here. We are praying that God’s Lordship will be felt and seen all over the world. Basically, we are praying for His reign.
1. Make a Christian Flag Coloring Sheet
Preparation: Print out the flag pattern and make copies. (Patterns available to members and as an instant download.
- Discuss what each part of the flag represents and have your children color the flag.
2. Make a Christian Flag from Construction Paper
- Give each child a piece of white construction paper. Ask them if they know what the white background on the flag represents — purity and peace.
- Hand out blue construction paper and have the children cut it to the approximate size and glue it to the white background. Ask them what blue might stand for — faithfulness, truth, and sincerity.
- Give them each a red sheet of construction paper and have them cut out a cross. You can also provide a cross template for them to trace. Ask them what they think the red cross represents — the blood shed by Christ on Calvary.
3. Say the Pledge Allegiance to the Christian Flag
“I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands. One brotherhood, uniting all mankind, in service and love.”
Learn the Lord's Prayer in Sign Language
Your children will love signing the Lord's Prayer as they recite it. They will also love signing it to the popular song, "As It Is In Heaven" by Micheal W. Smith. Consider having your children perform it in front of the congregation. This would also be a great way to show your congregation what your children are learning. Go to the Lesson Tutor Web Site for printouts and directions.
Stained Glass Window Praying Hands Picture
Use this craft when you are studying about prayer. The Lord's Prayer or the Prayer of Jabez or any other prayer can be written on the hands with gel pens.
What you will need:
Black Construction Paper
How to Make the Praying Hands Picture:
1. Before class print out the patterns of the praying hands and the stained glass window. (Patterns are available to member's on The Resource Room.)
2. Before class use the praying hands pattern as a template to cut shapes from black paper.
3. Show your children how to fold the stained glass window sheet at odd angles and then unfold and fold it again until they have a paper with lots of irregular shapes.
4. Tell them to color in the shapes with different colors of colored pencils to make a stained glass window.
5. Older children can use light-colored pencils to write a Bible verse about prayer on the praying hands.
2. The Lord's Prayer Coloring Sheet
What you will need:
How to make:
1. Print out the pattern and make copies.
2. Cut out the window shapes and fold the paper in half. Spread out the sides so that the picture stands up.