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Teaching Little Ones to Pray

Our family prays multiple times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime), but sometimes the rote prayers we say everyday are a hindrance to teaching children what prayer really is: Talking to God. 

This month the focus of Mother Goose Time's Experience God add-on pack was God Wants Me to Pray.  Each week was a different topic, ranging from prayers of praise to prayers of petition and intercession.  Pretty deep stuff for a 2-3 year old.

The story for the month was the Easter story.  Our character trait for the month was forgiveness.  Seriously, I could not be happier with the way that Mother Goose Time has perfected the art of themes.

Every month our Experience God Children's Pack comes with craft activities to do once a week.  One of our activities this month was called "Pray Every Day".  We wrote numbers on the calendar, then decorated it with stickers.  Along with our lesson, this was a reminder that we should pray every day.

I love the Experience God packs.  I don't do them as thoroughly as I should (like everything in my life at the moment... I have rather overextended myself temporarily), but my Little Guy knows the Bible stories that we learn very well.  The story cards and pictures help him remember, and by the end of the month he can explain what is happening in each one. 

As usual, Little Guy and I get this awesome curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our honest experiences.  All opinions are ours!


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