One of the things our family is doing this year for Lent is to pray for a person or group of people each day. Together we created the list and wrote the list down on a calendar so we could remember who we were praying for each day during Mass and/or our daily rosary.
Since my younger kids have been enjoying those cute little people images I created for my last craft project I recruited them to color one of the little people patterns for each of the people on our prayer list. This was a great activity to keep them busy while I was teaching the bigger kids their school lessons! The kids had a lot of fun being creative when making the different people!
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these are too cute, Jennifer! thanks, we'll definitely use these little people!! I love the idea of praying for people as a Lenten activity with children.
What a great idea, Jennifer. Thank you for sharing this unique idea! It is a great way to make praying for someone a tangible thing for the kids.
What a wonderful way to help the children in their prayers! Too cute!
That's a great idea Jennifer! It's more meaningful to children to have a picture with their prayer intention… at least, I think it does!
This is priceless. I'm not sure I could have that many people staring at me during school, but i think the cute factor would get me through it.Great way to remind the kids that we are praying for real people!
So adorable! What a concrete way to show our kids the importance of praying for each other. Thanks for the idea!
This idea was a HUGE hit in our family! We, too, chose a person/family to pray for on each of the 40 days of Lent. Then my children proceeded to make the people – some families have up to 10 children – and each one is represented…105 in all…taped onto a purple yarn and hung in the window near our kitchen table. We added a sign next to the string of people that reads: Lord hear our prayer. Today is the ____ day of Lent and we are praying for______. Finally, we added an arrow to point out the person/family/group who is the focus of our prayer for the day. Beautiful!
While I found and printed off the Little People sheet during Lent, I used it for another purpose.My youngest was born with a heart defect and he's been prayed for A LOT. We also pray daily for his \”hospital and Caring Bridge prayers, especially….\” The list of names changes depending on hospitalizations or other circumstances.What I've done is print a sheet and let him color it, then we write a name on each person/child and I hang them his bedroom door. Everyone who walks by can read the names and keep those children in their prayers.THANK YOU for making this a more visible activity!God bless!
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