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The Lord's Prayer

Art Workshop

 

Summary of Lesson Activities: 

Creating Lord's Prayer Posters for display among the congregation or use in worship.

 


Supplies:

  • 3 & 4 years: 10 sheets parchment paper (resume paper), glitter, stickers, markers, crayons, papers of the Lord’s Prayer for them to glue on (or printed directly on)
  • K & 1st Grade: scrolls, dowels, big paper, fancy letter stencils, skinny markers, markers, crayons, the words of the Lord’s prayer written on the scrolled paper.
  • 2 & 3rd Grades: Big paper or cloth (1/2 a twin sheet works quite well), markers, yardstick to make lines straight, pencils, way to hang the banner.
  • 4 & 5th Grades: Big paper or cloth (1/2 a twin sheet works quite well), markers, yardstick to make lines straight, pencils, way to hang the banner 

Preparation:

  • Read the passage you are teaching from—be familiar with the Lord’s Prayer
  • Gather materials for class project


 

Presentation

 

Opening-Welcome and Lesson Introduction:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

 

Open with a prayer.

 

Dig-Main Content and Reflection:


Class for 3 & 4 years:

  1. Play a game or do a quick activity to prep the kids for the lesson and to get to know names. For example, have everyone go around and say their name and favorite color. The next person must then tell their name and favorite color and the person’s next to them.
  2. Read to them the Lord’s Prayer and explain that this was the prayer that Jesus used to teach others to pray.
  3. Tell them that “Our Father” refers to God. “Who art in Heaven” refers to where God is sometimes to watch over us.
  4. Help them to learn the first line of the Lord’s Prayer.
  5. Decorate the papers that have the Lord’s Prayer printed on it.
  6. At the end, say together the first few lines of the Lord’s Prayer. End with “Amen.”


Class for K & 1st Grade:

  1. Play a game or do a quick activity to prep the kids for the lesson and to get to know names. For example, have everyone go around and say their name and favorite color. The next person must then tell their name and favorite color and the person’s next to them.
  2. Explain that this was the prayer that Jesus used to teach others to pray.
  3. Some of the 1st graders will want to read. As they read, stop after each line or two and talk about what symbols they could use to illustrate the prayer.
  4. Give the kids the scrolls with the words printed on the paper. Have them decorate the scrolls with the pictures which symbolize for them the words. Especially the younger kids may need help figuring out the words and what pictures go where. Remember, though, there is no right/wrong answer!
  5. “Read” the Lord’s Prayer together.
  6. Close with a rousing “Amen.”


Class for 2 & 3 and 4 & 5:

  1. Play a game or do a quick activity to prep the kids for the lesson and to get to know names. For example, have everyone go around and say their name and favorite color. The next person must then tell their name and favorite color and the person’s next to them.
  2. Last week, the kids wrote a new version of the Lord’s Prayer. You should have that from the “In My Own Words . . . “ teacher. Have the kids talk about why they chose the words they did, and what they mean to them. Have them explain them to the kids who weren’t there. Revisions can be made—as long as people’s feelings aren’t hurt.
  3. You may want to have the poster board lightly lined beforehand so the kids can put on the letters. You will want to emphasize that this project will be shown in front of the church (at coffee hour) and should reflect good work, not sloppiness. Find a person with neat writing to line it out, and then someone else can go over the pencil with a marker.
  4. Add decorations, whether glued on or drawn on.
  5. Have the kids help clean up.
  6. Close by reading the “new” Lord’s Prayer.

These could be used in WORSHIP.

If your service uses a projector, photograph the posters and project them during the service where the congregation recites the prayer.


 

A lesson originally posted by member Janet Chisolm

 

A representative of Rotation.org reformatted this post to improve readability.

 

 

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