Your Primary will love this interactive double-sided A Child’s Prayer picture puzzle! The kids will work to sort out the pictures and get them back in the correct order.
Then, they’ll be able to magically reveal the 2nd verse in order! Then pull apart and try out the puzzle again while singing A Child’s Prayer over and over again!
A Child’s Prayer Picture Puzzle
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How to Play:
Print one or both verses. If printing both, you may have to print a few times to get it configured correctly or print one copy of all 4 pages and then glue the backs together. That’s probably the easiest way to ensure everything lines up!
Then, cut out the puzzle pieces. If you’ve glued the two together, you can cut the outside edge then line up the margins. If you print back to back then you’ll want to look through to the backside and use some of the image bleed or trim extra off the inside, as may be necessary, to line up your images!
Scramble all the puzzle pieces and put them around the white board.
Sing through A Child’s Prayer with our flipchart once, then let a child come up and pick a piece to put in order. You could draw an outline of the puzzle so they have a frame of reference for placing the pieces, or just let them start out the first piece wherever they’d like in the center of the whiteboard.
Continue singing through the song and then adding pieces until you’ve completed the puzzle.
Now, you can move on to the 2nd verse or try one of the fun extension ideas below! The 2nd verse will end up with 8 pieces as well when cut back to back with the 1st verse puzzle, or you can make unique puzzle piece shapes out of the rectangle boxes.
If you want to print on cardstock with the images aligned with the alternate picture on the back, you’ll want to print page 2 and 4 together and then print page 3 and 5 together.
Select to flip the paper on the short edge. This helps to best align the margins and get everything in the correct order.
You’ll also want to make sure to select to print “actual size” as Adobe will sometimes shrink documents to fit their margins, not the margins the file was created with.
The steps may look differently in different programs, these are the settings I selected within Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader tool on a Windows PC.
If it gives you any trouble printing, simply print them as 4 separate pages and glue the backs together!
- Have the second verse already assembled and in order taped to the back of 2 sheet protectors. Have the kids tape the first verse to the front, then flip it over and magically reveal the other verse! Then, they can remove the pieces and unscramble that one!
- Instead, have the pieces all together in a “picture” form but all out of order. Let the kids pick any 2 pieces to swap places. Keep swapping pieces between singing until you get them all back in the correct order.
- Start with the picture in order, and have the kids remove the pieces one by one instead. You can skip singing the lines that are missing or sing ONLY the lines that are missing for a challenge! Then, have one child put it back together while everyone sings!
For another really fun twist on the swap idea, head over to see our Search Ponder and Pray Picture Swap singing time idea!
A Child’s Prayer Picture Puzzle Printable Singing Time Lesson
This printable lesson plan includes a 1-page overview of how to use this activity in singing time and fun extension activities and even a printing guide!
It also includes a 4-pages of the A Child’s Prayer picture puzzle! It’s a 2-page puzzle for each verse. You can combine them to be a double-sided poster or use them separately.
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If you loved this singing time idea, you’ll also love our A Child’s Prayer Song Lyrics Trivia game. It’s a fun deep dive into the lyrics where the kids compete to answer simple lyrics questions!
What other fun ways could you use this A Child’s Prayer picture puzzle ideas?