Are you looking for a meaningful way to teach the hymn Did You Think to Pray? I had so much fun creating this one of a kind activity for teaching this song! With this Did You Think to Pray Picture Slides lesson plan you’ll be able to break down the lyrics in a visual way.
This song is one of the recommended songs as part of the New Testament Primary song list for March. Will you spend any time teaching this song this year?
Did You Think to Pray Picture Slides
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Sing through Did You Think to Pray (flip chart) once, before introducing this activity.
Ask the children to show you their very best thinking face! Make a nice dramatic thinking face yourself with one arm across your front holding your other elbow and the other hand at your cheek with one pointing finger. Tilt your head and look up from the top of your eyes with an exaggerated expression. Compliment and point out all the wonderful thinking expressions.
Post a picture of the girl thinking. This song talks a lot about us thinking. It’s really asking, did we remember or think about these different times throughout the day when we could pray! Do you think during your day that you can say a prayer for help, strength, direction, encouragement, a friend, or anything else you might need?
Let’s listen to some of the reminders from this song of things we can pray for! Sing through the song again.
Ask what things did you hear that we can pray for? (loving favor, shield today)
What else did you hear? How should we start our prayers? (In the name of Christ)
Post the new thought bubble filled with reminders to pray for the first verse! Sing through the song again.
You can continue by adding the chorus or additional verses, or just focus on the specific verse or the chorus.
- Cut out the individual pictures within the prayer bubbles and add them one at a time to the thought bubble individually. You can see placement in the full page. You might even laminate them each individually (make sure to send through on the feeder page that comes with your laminator) and then drop each adding prayer thought with the correct placement, so they all stack up and show all the different thoughts per verse.
- Post all of the thought bubbles, and let the children find the correct one for the verse or chorus that you are learning.
- Cutout the thought bubble so it’s empty on the inside. Now, you can slip in the thoughts behind the frame and stack with the 1st verse, then cover it with the chorus, then cover that one with the 2nd verse, and finally the 3rd verse.
- Have the children fill in one of the blank thought bubbles with things they love to pray for. You could do one large thought bubble per class or pass out the smaller ones for 1-2 kids to work on. Then, fill up the board with their pictures!
For another fun activity with a similar feel, head over to see this I See a Hero Shadow Puppets idea! You’ll bring the lyrics of the song to life in a unique way!
Did You Think to Pray Picture Slides Printables
This printable packet includes a large 2-page girl poster and full page thinking bubbles for each of the verses and the chorus. There’s also a sheet of 1/4 page thought bubbles that can be used for the kids to fill in their own prayer ideas!
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