Download and print this Prayer Double Puzzle.
Looking for an easy Senior Primary activity? All it takes is a few minutes of pre-planning to make an interactive, interesting word puzzle for Senior Primary children.
For example, you might be teaching D&C 112:10: “Be thou humble, and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers.” OK. I went to Puzzlemaker.com (it’s free!) and built a Prayer Double Puzzle using the words to the scripture. You can also build a word search, crossword, “fallen phrase,” or hidden message.
Print it out and try it yourself so you see how it works. Give the children as many clues as needed for their level, either explaining the directions until you’re sure they understand, or giving them the obvious clue that the reference at the bottom is “Doctrine and Covenants.” From there they can match the numbers to the spaces above for easier unscrambling.
Ask those who finish early to turn over their paper and write what the scripture means to them. (Junior Primary kids can do just this part — repeat the scripture and draw a picture of themselves praying, and what prayer means to them.)
If you have time, consider:
* singing a favorite song about prayer, such as “A Child’s Prayer” (CS 12), “Search, Ponder, and Pray” (CS 109), or “We Bow Our Heads: (CS 25).
* repeating the scripture again until they have it memorized.
* testifying that God DOES hear and answer prayers with a story from your own life — large or small, recent or ancient.
It’s true — it’s really true. God does hear and answer the prayers of even the smallest child.
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