It is so important that we teach our kids about prayer. We want to teach them about Jesus–about the gospel–and we do, right? But do we really teach our kids to pray constantly, earnestly, and humbly to the King of the Universe?
I think we should teach our kids not only to pray, but also about prayer. They need to learn what the Bible says about praying.
I’ve got you covered. I’ve put together a fun, hands-on prayer Bible study for kids that you can use with your family. Not only that, I’ve bundled together a family Bible study on prayer so you can take a true unit study approach to spending time in the Word, learning about prayer.
Prayer Bible Study for Kids Lapbook
Teach your kids about prayer in a fun, hands-on way that your children will love! This prayer lapbook is part Bible study, part Bible craft, part notebooking, and it’s perfect for families who want to go deeper into what the Bible says about prayer with elementary age children from 5-12.
You’ll want to do the Prayer Bible study for kids over a period of days or a couple of weeks. Check out this fun video that shows how the lapbook is put together!
Prayer Bible Study for Kids
The Prayer Lapbook is a fun, hands-on Bible study for your child from the ages of 5-12. You and your child will study a number of Scripture passages:
- Luke 11:1-13
- Psalm 141:1-2
- Revelation 5:6-10
- 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
- Matthew 6:5-13
- 1 Samuel 2:1-10
- Psalm 17:6
- John 14:6-7
- 1 Timothy 2:5-6
- Hebrews 7:22-28
- Hebrews 9:24
- Romans 8:26-30
- Jude 20-21
- Ephesians 6:18
- Galatians 4:4-6
- 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
- Romans 5:1-5
Your child will learn what the Bible says about why we pray, how God participates in our prayers, the different types of prayers, and how Scripture tells us to respond when God says no to our prayers.
You’ll find the My Prayer Lapbook over in the Family Discipleship section of the Thinking Kids Press store. Don’t forget to take a look around while you’re there. You’ll find some great tools to equip you to teach the Bible and Christian history to your kids!
Prayer Bible Study Minibooks and Activities
Your child will find a number of fun minibooks and activities to cut, assemble, paste, color on, and write in. Depending on the age of your child, they may need a little help assembling the lapbook components.
The minibooks and activities include:
- 3-D Banner
- Copywork Stack
- Accordion Book
- Bible Memory Verse Cards and Pocket
Exploring the Bible in this hands-on way gives your child a permanent record of their study. They will remember what they’ve learned through a deep look at what Scripture says about prayer and our relationship with God.
Supplies You’ll Need for Your Prayer Lapbook
Smead File Folder, 1/3-Cut Tab, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 100 per Box, (11943)Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 72 Count (46407-01)AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper – 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 Ream (500 Sheets)ELMERS All-Purpose Glue Sticks, Large, 0.77 Oz Each, 3 Sticks Per Pack (E5022)Titanium Scissors 4 Pack (3 8-inch and 1 5-inch) – All Purpose Ultra Sharp Blades for Cutting Paper Fabric and PlasticHipgirl 50 Yard 1/4Pengxiaomei 500 Pcs Mini Brads, Metal Brad Paper Fastener for Scrapbooking Craft, Random ColorsPilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point (.7) Assorted Color Inks 7-pk; Make Mistakes Disappear, No Need For White Out with America’s #1 Selling Pen BrandCrayola 12 Ct Fine Washable Markers
You’ll need a few supplies to put together your lapbook. You probably already have most of these. If not, it’s worth investing in them as you will use them again and again with your kids.
- A Colored File Folder
- A Sheet of Cardstock in a Complimentary Color
- A Glue Stick
- Printer Paper
- Thin Ribbon
- A Metal Brad
- Your Bible
- Colored Pens to Write and Color With
How to Print and Use the Prayer Lapbook
To create the base of your lapbook, place your file folder on a table and fold both sides inward toward the creased spine of the folder. Once the outer edges meet, crease your file folder. This will give you a book that opens in the middle. You will still have a fold in the middle of your book, so I like to glue a piece of cardstock into the middle section of the book to create a thick center that won’t bend.
You can watch a quick tutorial for the Prayer lapbook above, at the beginning of this post.
The Prayer Bible Study for Kids Lapbook will give your child hours of thoughtful Bible study, with visuals they’ll never forget.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
You want your kids to learn and love the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible…
As parents, we deeply desire the best for our kids. We look for the right schools, we make them eat right and exercise, and we get them involved in extracurricular activities. We take our job as parents seriously.
But are we also putting our time and energy into
teaching them the Bible? Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting kids for Jesus. And the good news is, studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult!
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
…and you can!
A Crash Course in Teaching the Bible to Your Kids
Danika Cooley’s book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, will give you the tools and confidence to study the Bible as a family. It will help you identify and overcome your objections and fears, give you a crash course in what the Bible is all about and how to teach it, and provide the guidance you need to set up a family Bible study habit.
You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!
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