Grandparents and grandchildren have always been special to each other-even back in Bible times. This interactive devotion and craft are designed to honor our grandparents on Grandparents Day.
Theme: Grandparents Day
Text: Genesis 48:8-16
Preparation: You’ll need a Bible, colorful paper, and pens.
Grandparents Day Message
Say: Grandparents and grandchildren have always been special to each other—even way back in Bible times. Listen to this Bible story about a grandfather named Israel, a son named Joseph, and two grandsons. Read Genesis 48:8-16.
Say: Israel blessed his grandchildren. When we “bless” people, we make them happy.
- What are ways your grandparents bless or make you happy?
- What are ways you bless or make your grandparents happy?
Say: We’re going to bless our grandparents today. Give each child a pen and a colorful sheet of paper. Trace your hand on your paper. Above your hand, write “Hands down, you’re the best!” Help younger children write.
Say: Now, in your hand outline, write a prayer of blessing for your grandparent. Think of something that’ll make your grandparent happy. For example, you may write, “I pray that you’ll always feel good.” Or you may write, “I pray that God will help you live a long life.” Take your hand outline with you and finish your prayer. Then give it to your grandparent.
Say: To close, let’s all form a circle and put our hands together in the center. On the count of three, let’s say, “Yea, grandparents!” and lift our hands in the air. This will be our prayer of thanks for grandparents.
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