Yesterday in my first grade religious ed class we talked about listening to God
and then we started to get more in depth about Holy Week.
But for today’s post I’ll talk about listening to God.
and apparently the kids have been paying attention because when I asked them how we can hear God Speak to us
several hands jumped up
and the first answer was
and the second answer
when we read the bible
and the third answer
I was really excited…
they get it!
then we did a fun activity
we have a dice in our room and as the kids were getting squirmy and a little touchy feely so we used the dice
kinda similar to this:
and I picked one child to toss the dice then read the prayer
while everyone else listened with hands folded and eyes closed(ok most of them kept their eyes closed)
then that child picked the next child to lead a prayer and so on.
they really got into it!
so I’m thinking for a project I will have each child make their own prayer dice!
and I already found some paper templates online:
here’s a link to one for meal time
here is a picture of one I made:
and here is a template that could be used for your own prayers
I’m hoping this will excite the kids the next time I see them
They will each be going home with their own prayer cube!
OH and how do we listen to God?
Like Elijah, not in the loudness of the world around us
but in the quiet whispers we hear in our heart.