Flame: God as our Anchor Craft and Prayer Activity

Here is a prayer activity that older children could do independently to help them think about trusting in God for their strength. It could be used especially if you were exploring stories that involve the sea or storms (e.g. the calming of the storm, Paul’s shipwreck in Acts 27)!

You will need: long and shorter strips of paper, crescents of paper, hole punch, glue, string or ribbon, and scissors (optional).

You can prepare the paper pieces ahead of time or have the children cut them out themselves. If you choose the latter, be sure you also have enough scissors on hand.

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Anchors keep ships steady in stormy seas. They are strong and stop the shops from floating away from the safe harbor.

Think about times when you feel afraid. Who do you rely on to keep you strong, safe, and where you need to be?

Take a longer and a shorter piece of paper and glue them together to make a cross shape. The cross reminds us that we can ask Jesus to help us to be strong and to be with us when times are hard and scary.

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Write your name inside the crescent and glue it to the bottom of the cross. Hang the anchor using string or ribbon as a sign that you would like Jesus to be like an anchor in your life.

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If you know someone who is having a difficult time at the moment, make an anchor for them and ask God to keep them safe.

This post first appeared at Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry.

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