Here's a bag I've put together for Sunday's lesson on the Lord's prayer with our 3-5s. Hopefully this will help them to understand a bit more about the parts of the prayer through play! Explanations are quite simple, but are hopefully phrased in a way that will help this particular age group.
Globe, play food, crown, fuzzy felt crosses and hearts, wooden crosses, treasure box, hard hat and hi visibility jacket.
This is how we can use the items to explain and play around the themes of the prayer...
Prayer: Our father in heaven, hallowed be your name
Play items: treasure box
God is special and we need to treat him like something very precious.
Prayer: Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
Play items: crowns and globes
God is king of the whole world and wants life on earth to be as amazing as life in heaven is.
Prayer: Give us today our daily bread
Play items: play food
God gives us the things we need to live
Prayer: forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
Play items: crosses and hearts
Jesus died because he loves us and so we could be forgiven and God wants us to love and forgive other people.
Prayer: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Play items: hard hat and hi vis jacket (things that help us to keep safe)
God helps us to keep safe and we can ask Him to help us to do the right thing