To keep your early-bird kids occupied and prepare their hearts
for learning, set up the following prayer center.
Using a large box with a slit cut in the top, create an "Express
Mail to God" prayer box. Set the box on a table with blank
envelopes, paper, stickers, and crayons. As kids arrive, encourage
them to artistically design prayers for themselves, family, or
friends using words or pictures. After sealing their prayers in
envelopes, have them print their first names where the return
address goes and write "To God" in the address spot. Use stickers
as stamps, and have kids drop their postmarked prayers in the
Let kids know that during the week, you'll take the box to your
church leaders or prayer team and have them pray for every letter
inside. This is also a great way for you to gauge specific needs
for kids in your ministry.
Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine. Subscribe