The National Day of Prayer is celebrated each year in May. The date as well as the theme change each year. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the prayers and ways to pray that your preschoolers have learned throughout the year.
This theme page is just a start to provide you with some preschool activities and ideas for all areas of your classroom. If you have any ideas to add, please Contact Me by clicking here. link on the left of this page near the bottom. I'd love to add your activity, with your name on it, on this theme page!
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You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your National Day of Prayer Theme or click the link below to go to specific preschool activity types you are looking for.
The children can work on building a large floor sized box with the large, unit blocks. They invite other children to choose a small block to place in it and state something they want their friends to pray about for them.
Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!
What is Prayer?
Explain to the children that prayer is a time to talk with God. We should tell God what we are thankful for and what we might be worried or scared about.
Try going around the circle and asking each child to say one thing they are thankful for. Write each item down. When all have had a turn, show them how to fold their hands, and then tell them you will pray and when you say "In Jesus name" they say "Amen".
We are thankful for....(read what each child has said). Thank you for all of the people and things we have that make us happy. In Jesus name we pray......AMEN!
Ways to Pray
Ask the children about different ways they talk to others. Remind them about family who live far away...some answers may be: talking, whispering, yelling, using the telephone, writing letters or e-mails, etc.
Tell them that there are many ways to talk to God and all the ways are called praying!
Some people whisper prayers (demonstrate this)
Some people pray out loud.
Some people write in a prayer journal.
Some people talk in their heads quietly to God.
Remind them of this discussion as you do some of the activities listed on this page.
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific theme questions while making these fun snacks!
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Writing Activity Ideas for Your Preschool Classroom's Theme!
Materials Needed: A decorated box (such as a shoe box with praying hands drawn or glued on it), index cards and markers or crayons.
The children can draw pictures of (or you can write down) items that they want to pray about and put it in the box. When you say your prayer at the end of the day with the children, hold this box and pray that all of the children's concerns and prayers be lifted up to Him.
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