This week we’re having a lesson on prayer, but the focus is more practical. We’re simply talking about how prayer keeps us close to God and then practicing some different ways to pray that are accessible to kids. This prayer display board is one of our activities. This is a sample I made last night. Below is another sample made by Loopy, another teacher.
This board is a little easier for younger kids to make because they just need to wrap the yarn around the board. The first version requires figuring out a pleasing arrangement, cutting ribbon to specific lengths, and taping each piece in place. Better for the older kids.
I cut out 11″x11″ squares of cardboard. When my cardboard ran out, I cut out the fronts and backs of cereal boxes. For the samples we used cereal boxes, with the front wrapped in scrapbook paper. You can find a wide variety of designs. Below are some that Loopy pre-made for the younger kids.
It’s best to use thinner scrapbook paper on cardboard to make it easier to wrap. Thicker paper is good for the cereal boxes, to add some strength to their natural floppiness.
We tried duct tape, strapping tape, and masking tape to secure the paper. Masking tape is the best, with duct tape being a close second. Don’t bother with strapping tape. Once you’ve finished wrapping your board, simply write down some things/people you’d like to pray about and slip them in the ribbons or yarn.