Family Prayer Box

Activity Objective

To create a Family Prayer Box

Lesson Outcome

The children will identify practical ways to explore prayer and prayer opportunities.


  • Small box or container (one per child)
  • Religious stickers
  • Markers and crayons


  • Tell the children that one way to pray is by writing or drawing their prayers of praise, thanks, need, or love down on paper and then putting them into a Family Prayer Box. Show the children a model of a Family Prayer Box.
  • Ask the children to decorate prayer boxes to take home and use with their families.
  • Tell the children that each person in the family can add a prayer to the box at any time and that all can gather daily to pull out and pray one of the prayers.


Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, Logic/Math Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


You may want to send home a short note to the parents explaining the Family Prayer Box. Remind the children that they may include prayers of praise, thanks, petition, and love.


If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.