Get ready to be inspired. These fresh, joy-filled ideas can help your students see prayer in a whole new light, as you fill your lessons with memorable activities like these:
? A fun and simple Prayer Ball to help kids memorize the Our Father.
? A Morse Code activity (complete with marshmallows and pretzels) to make the Apostles’ Creed personal (and delicious)!
? Gratitude Grab Bags, Praise Bells, and Spoons of Thankfulness bring prayers of gratitude, praise, and thanksgiving to a kid-friendly level.
You’ll find dozens of ideas like these to help you teach traditional, spontaneous, creative, and even meditative prayer. Everything is remarkably easy, with simple directions, templates, and material lists. You’ll also get discussion starters, parent letters, and ideas for relating prayers to Scripture and students’ lives. Best of all, the brief yet fascinating background information can answer questions from kids and adults: Where does the Hail Mary come from? Are guardian angels real? How can I enrich my own prayer life?
Perfect for parishes, schools, homeschoolers, and anyone who enjoys finding new ways to engage children in prayer, this inspiring and innovative book can help you guide your students as you journey prayerfully together into the heart of our great God.
Sister Catherine Stewart, OP, is the author of Learning Centers: Saints. She is a full-time professor in the Education Department at Blackburn College in Illinois. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University. Her interactive teaching style engages students of all ages.