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5 Back-to-School Prayer Stations to Encourage Kids in Your Ministry

Kids are officially back to school. They’ve met their new teachers, made some new friends, and they’re breaking in their fresh new school supplies that they were so excited to buy. The start of a new school year brings all kinds of emotions, from excitement to fear. Use this prayer station activity to help kids think of things to pray for and remind them God is always near.

Download the back-to-school station instructions and templates.

Station supplies to gather:

Station 1

  • bandages (1 per child)
  • heart cut-outs (1 per child) (template provided in download)
  • pens or permanent markers
  • plastic tablecloth

Station 2

  • apple slices (1 per child)
  • plastic tablecloth

Station 3

  • paper (1 piece per child)
  • pencils, crayons, or markers
  • paper airplane instructions (provided in download)
  • plastic tablecloth

Station 4

  • chenille wires (1 per child)
  • a variety of plastic beads with holes large enough to fit on the wire
  • plastic tablecloth

Station 5

  • paper party hats (1 per child) (you can find these at the dollar store)
  • plastic tablecloth

On the morning of, set up five different tables within the room or even in the hallway if you can safely do so, and place the prayer station supplies in the center of the tables along with the instructions. Cover the tables with a tablecloth and tell the kids “no peeking” as they arrive.

We recommend playing some reflective music and giving kids plenty of time to walk through each station and pray. The kids can go through the prayer stations in any order.

If you have a large classroom with small group leaders, place a small group leader at each station so they can help read the instructions if needed. Ask them to also be praying for the kids as they come through the station.


Wrap everything up by asking all the kids to come together for a “group hug” circle as you close out in prayer for the entire group.

Download the back-to-school station instructions and templates.

Want more ideas on how to help kids deepen in prayer? Check out Friends With God: Discover How to Pray.


One thought on “5 Back-to-School Prayer Stations to Encourage Kids in Your Ministry

  1. Solomon Biswas

    Please helping for my kids and youth ministry and our new believer Sunday school kids helping

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