As children drift off to sleep, they think about Jesus. Then in the morning, they thank Him for a new day.
Prayer, Protection, Thankfulness
White pillow case for each child
Colored Permanent Markers
Cardboard insert for each child
Blank sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 paper
Approximately 20 minutes
Depending on the age of the children, you may want to draw the picture on the pillowcase and have them color it in. Older children can do the entire project by themselves.
Insert the piece of cardboard into the pillowcase; this will keep the marker from going through to the other side of the pillow. You may want to have the children practice their designs on a blank sheet of paper first.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Give each of the children in your class a pillowcase (and cardboard insert). On one side, have the children draw a large picture of a smiling sunrise. Have the kids write the words "Rise and shine, give God the glory, glory, children of the Lord." around the smiling sunrise.
Once complete, flip the pillowcase over and draw a picture of a rainbow. Have the children write, "Watch over me as I sleep, sweet Lord Jesus."
WHAT YOU WILL SAY:
Each morning when you wake up, turn your pillow over to the side that says "Rise and shine, give God the glory, glory, children of the Lord." This will remind us to give God thanks for each day. When you get ready to go to sleep turn the pillow over to the side that says, "Watch over me as I sleep, sweet Lord Jesus." with God watching over us, we know we willl have a good night's sleep.