Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message » Snacks Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preteen and Elementary Prayer Idea: Sweet and Sour Grab Bags Use this delicious Bible activity to teach your children’s ministry kids a sweet lesson on prayer that they’ll remember for a while. Preteen and Elementary Prayer Idea: Sweet and Sour Grab Bags 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 prayer. 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. 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. This idea is from Lois Keffer, the author of the best-selling All-in-One Sunday School and All Together Now series (Group Publishing, Inc.). For even more ideas, check out this article: 10 Important Ways to Fill Your Ministry With Prayer © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!