This “Child’s Prayer for the World” lesson is an updated repost (from my archives) of a project my friend, Barb Mendence, did with her 2nd graders every year. A project like this never goes out of style… and our world can use these prayers now more than ever!
Not only is this a fun, easy art lesson that’s adaptable to any grade level, it also makes a great geography lesson and culture study, too. When children learn about other countries and the challenges they face, they develop compassion and begin to think beyond just themselves and their own needs and wants.
Armed with a list that included all the countries of the world, Barb’s class would commit to praying for every country over the course of the year. Then, as they worked through their list, they would find the countries on a map and learn some interesting facts about them. Finally, at the end of the school year, each student painted the earth and wrote their own “Prayer for the World”….. a precious keepsake!!!
- 9×12 black construction paper
- 9×12 white construction paper (heavy-weight), or watercolor paper
- White tempera paint
- Paint brush or old toothbrush
- Watercolors and brush
- glue stick
- Pencil and black Sharpie
Visit Teach Kids Art on Instagram for more examples of students’ prayers for the world!