Teaching the Lords Prayer to children is difficult, but even more challenging is helping them understand the meaning behind the words. This unit provides a unique method for teaching comprehension as well as recitation of this prayer. Each line of the prayer is taught and associated with a color. For example, "Our Father who art in heaven..." is tied to the color blue. This is because we often associate the color blue with boys because we see blue bows and ribbons when a baby boy is born. God is our heavenly father, and since we think of fathers as boys, we will think of this color as we say this line. There are eight colors in all...blue, white, purple, green, yellow, red, black, orange. A printable book is included that gives a simple explanation of the activity. The children trace the color words with the appropriate colors. Also included are instructions for making a Lord's Prayer necklace. The items you will find in this unit are:
-Overview of unit
-Lord's Prayer poster
-Teacher script for teaching the Lord's Prayer with colors
-Printable book for children to complete and take home
-Instructions for making a Lord's Prayer necklace
-Additional suggested activites in other subject areas:
LANGUAGE ARTS: Instructions for a predictable chart sentence using colors. A printable is included for the children to complete and illustrate. Use these to make a class or individual books.
MATH: Graphing, estimating, sorting and patterning activities using colors. Printables included for each activity.
SCIENCE: Two science experiments--color mixing primary colors and making a rainbow--along with follow up printables for the activities.
SOCIAL STUDIES: A multicultural coloring sheet to complete after singing "Jesus Love the Little Children"