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  • karen.hardin 3:19 pm on April 13, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Fabric Map Prayer Activities-Part 2 

    Here are three more children’s prayer activities you can do using the world fabric map.

    Beanbag Toss

    Materials: fabric world map, beanbag

    Directions: Lay the map on the floor. Have children sit or stand around the map. Choose a child to toss the beanbag onto the map. Read the name of the country where the beanbag lands. Pray for families in that country to come to know Jesus. If the beanbag lands on a body of water, pray for families in a country that borders that body of water. Hand the beanbag to another child and continue in the same way.

     

    Light of the World

    Materials: fabric world map, flashlight, music CD and CD player

    Directions: Lay the map on the floor. Have children take off their shoes and sit in a circle around the map. Turn off most of the lights. Hand the flashlight to a child. When the music begins, the children pass the flashlight around the circle. When the music stops, the child with the flashlight stands and shines the light on one country on the map. Pray for God to prepare the hearts of families in that country to understand who Jesus is. Have the child sit back down in the circle, start the music, and continue in the same way.

     

    Missionary Photo Card Prayer

    Materials: fabric world map, photo prayer cards of church missionaries

    Directions: Lay the map on the floor. Have children sit around the map. Show the photo on the first missionary prayer card and read the names of the people in the family. On the map, locate the country where the missionaries serve. Choose a child to lay the photo card on the map. Pray for the missionaries using some of the prayer categories suggested below. Continue in the same way with the remaining prayer cards.

     

    health                       new friends

    provision                   encouragement

    safety                        time with God

    wisdom                     adjust to culture

    learn language          many people come to know God

     
  • karen.hardin 11:26 pm on April 10, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Fabric Map Prayer Activities-Part 1 

    Need a world map to use for your children’s mission activities? This colorful fabric map is light, portable, and will do the trick in most cases.  It’s 3 x 5 foot, a good size to use with groups. Whether I’m doing an activity with my church kids or packing for an overseas ministry trip, this fabric map is one of the first things I grab. Here are three prayer activities your children will enjoy that use this map.

    Stickers for the World

    Materials: fabric world map, blindfold, stickers (Bible, cross, or heart shapes)

    Directions: Attach the map to a wall. Blindfold a child and give him a sticker. Direct the child to walk toward the map, touch it, and attach the sticker. Read the name of the country closest to the sticker. Pray for God’s word (Bible sticker) to come to the people who live in that country OR pray for the people in that country to receive Jesus (cross or heart sticker) into their hearts.

    Kids Like Me

    Materials: fabric world map

    Directions: Lay the map on the floor. Have the children take off their shoes and sit around the map. Choose 4-5 children to stand on a country on the map. Read the names of the countries they choose. Let each child standing on the map pray for the children who live there, using one of the following categories. Here is a sample prayer: “God, please help the kids in Ecuador who like soccer to come to know you.”

    same age                                                 same hair color

    same eye color                                         same grade

    same name                                              same favorite color

    same sport or hobby                                same number of people in family

    same kind of pet                                      same favorite school subject

     

    Hurting Kids

    Materials: fabric world map, bandaids (don’t remove back), bag with the following 6 items: piece of fruit, cup, notebook, picture of house or house from Monopoly game, picture of mom and dad, medicine bottle

    Directions: Lay the map on the floor. Have the children take off their shoes and sit around the map. Choose children to put a bandaid on each of the following continents: Europe, South America, Africa, North America, Asia, and Australia. Tell the children that many boys and girls around the world don’t have what they need to grow up healthy and strong. Choose a child to pull one item out of the bag. Talk about what it represents (see below). Have the child pick up a bandaid from the map and replace it with the item chosen from the bag. Pray for God to provide for the need represented. For example: “God, please help the kids in Asia to have the medicine and doctors they need to stay healthy.”

    fruit=hunger                                        home picture=homeless

    notebook=no access to education        mom and dad picture=orphans

    cup=without clean water                      medicine=without healthcare

     

     
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