Today we made these praying hands that I saw over on Your Modern Family.
I cut out blocks of coloured cardboard and punched a hole in each. I asked the girls to think of people they wanted to pray for. Angie chose which colours represented certain people. She’s only just started identifying letters properly, so the colours will help her remember who she’s supposed to pray for. Emmy didn’t quite understand what I was asking. “Pray for Jesus,” she kept saying, so I left her cards blank.
I traced their hands on cardboard, cut out the handprints, and punched a hole near the bottom of the palm.
We put the coloured cards between the two hands, and tied them together with a piece of ribbon. The idea is that the names of the people are between their praying hands.
I love this craft and think it’s a great way to help your children learn how to pray for others. It’s something they can use by themselves, whenever they want to, instead of only praying with you.
How do you teach your children to pray?