Prayer: Sweet And Sour Grab Bags


A fun Bible activity created to to teach your children’s
ministry kids a sweet lesson.

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Prepare one grab bag with several different kinds of candy —
sweet, sour, hot, and dark-chocolate — for every four kids. Form
groups of four and give each group a grab bag. Have children take
turns reaching into the bag for one candy. When each child has a
treat, explain that the candies represent different kinds of

Use the following examples to lead kids in prayer.

Sweet candy — thank God for a “sweet time” in
your life.

Sour candy — ask God to help you add sweetness
to someone else’s day.

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Hot candy — ask God to keep you excited about
serving him.

Dark-chocolate candy — pray for someone who’s
going through a difficult time.

After you’ve prayed, enjoy the treats. Have each child put one
of each candy in a sandwich bag to take home. Encourage children to
teach their families what they’ve learned about prayer. 

Adapted from Hooray! Let’s Pray! by Lois Keffer (Group
Publishing, Inc.) Please keep in mind that phone numbers,
addresses, and prices are subject to change.


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