When teaching kids about Vocations, I think that prayer is a critical part. We can't just talk about what Vocations are without teaching that each individual child has a specific Vocation planned by God and that they should be praying to have the wisdom to know their Vocation and the courage to live it out.
This prayer activity was part of our Fulton Sheen Notebook
, but it could be used as an individual project.
First, fold a piece of construction paper in half bathtub style. (short ends together).
place the pinky side of your hand up against the fold and trace.
Cut out along the lines, but do not sever the folded side. You will end up with two hands that open up, symbolic of us opening up our hands in prayer and us opening up our hands in service, which is what a Vocation is about.
Color and cut out the My Hands Can Serve printable- link below.
On one palm, glue one of the scripture verses. All can be included if you staple them together like a flip book.
On the other palm, glue the vocation prayer.
On the outside, glue the My Hands Can Serve title.
Ta-Da! All done, and your kiddos have a quick little reminder to pray to tuck away in a book or on the family fridge.
Click here for the printable:
(originally posted June 19, 2013 here
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