Prayer is an important spiritual discipline during this unsettled time.
Our newest Writing Team lesson set on the Lord's Prayer is a great way to teach children how to pray and why they should pray. All seven lessons emphasize learning the Lord's Prayer and understanding the meaning of some of its key content.
And of special importance these days: most of the lessons have activities that would be wonderful experiences for families at home -- they use supplies most families have on hand or can pick up on their next grocery run and they have easy-to-follow teacher instructions that will work with small multi-age parent-led family groups.
- Art: The scripture doodling activity is a perfect family Bible study method that is outlined in the Lord's Prayer art lesson and also in this article. Families can use shoeboxes or other small boxes for their "closets," but the church may want to consider buying the adhesive mirror paper and distributing it to families if this is a church-wide activity suggestion.
- Bible Skills and Games: the inflection game will work well at home. And there is an alternate suggestion knot untieing activity for smaller families if the human knot game won't work.
- Computer: The software is now available FREE for download for all of our Supporting Members (and can be given to your church's families at home); see information here. Added bonus: the recommended software can be used by families to learn other memory verses and study other Bible stories.
- "Our Daily Pizza" Cooking: Family pizza party! Need we say more? Wait, there is more: a homeschool science demonstration that doubles as a prayer object lesson.
- Why and How We Pray: includes links to two free videos and some great discussion starters.
- Video: a chance for families to make several fun videos that they can share with grandparents and friends! (This one will work better with families with four or more people.)
NOTE: The Bible Background and Lesson Summary page are open to all. The lesson plans are open to our amazing Supporting Members whose $45/year make our website and its resources possible.