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50. Card For A King (Father’s Day)

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Materials Needed

  • one piece of construction paper for each child
  • one piece of white paper for each child
  • crayons or markers
  • salt
  • yellow food coloring
  • glue
  • scissors

Setting The Stage

This devotional will give the children an opportunity to make a card for their Heavenly Father. Follow the basic plan but allow your child’s own personality to come through in what he/she creates.

Project

1. Take a piece of construction paper and fold it in half.

2. Cut the piece of white paper in half and trim the edges so that one inch of construction paper will be seen when the white piece of paper is glued to the inside of the card.

3. Glue the white paper to the inside bottom half of the card.

4. Decorate the front of the card with a picture that communicates your child’s view of God.

Examples:

Crown for a King. Adult draws a crown shape out of glue

Child sprinkles colored salt* onto the glue, shakes off the excess and allows the glue to dry.

Throne: Adult draws a throne shape out of glue. Child sprinkles colored salt* onto the glue, shakes off the excess and allows glue to dry.

Caring Father. Draw a picture of God holding children on his lap.

Friends: Draw a picture of God and a child walking through a park, holding hands and talking.

5. Inside the card, on the white piece of paper, write the message your children want to say to God. Help direct them to an attitude of thankfulness for what God has done for them.

* Make the colored salt by adding a few drops of yellow food coloring to the salt and mixing it together in a bowl or pan. Microwave or bake the salt until dry (two minutes for microwave or ten minutes at 3500F for oven).

Prayer

When all the cards are finished, come together as a family and present your cards to God. Have each person take time to read their message to God and say thank you for being such a wonderful Heavenly Father.

Memory Verse

Matthew 6:9b
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

For younger children:

Our Father in heaven, may your holy name be honored.

Related Topics: Children's Training Resources, Parent Resources, Christian Education, Christian Home, Devotionals

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