Prayer hands




  • Construction paper or felt
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • String
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Markers



  1. Tell the children to trace their hand on a piece of paper or felt.
  2. Tell them to cut out their handprint.
  3. Then, with them, repeat the operation four times.
  4. Have the children punch holes using a hole punch on the left side of the handprint.
  5. Tell them to thread the string through the holes to turn the handprints into a small prayer book.
  6. Print the words “I pray for” and other words like family, church, friends or other things they can pray for. Cut them out.
  7. Tell the children to stick “I pray for” on the first handprint (the cover).
  8. Ask them to paste the rest of the words on the following pages (1 word per page).
  9. Let the children draw illustrations on the hands of the words.
  10. Make the connection with the story of the day. Hannah prayed for a long time.

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