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.
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