Craft: How to Make a Prayer Cube for Kids

This is a simple ministry craft idea that will help children learn to pray. Here are the basic supplies, be sure to watch the video demonstration below for full directions. Click here to leave your suggestions for others trying this craft with their children.

  • small box (gift boxes work well)
  • clear tape
  • colored paper

Here are the suggested prayers you can write on each side of the prayer cube. Cullen is working on a printable art pattern for this on her website.

Prayer 1
God is great!
God is good!
And we thank
Him for our
food. Amen!

Prayer 2
Come Lord Jesus
Be our guest
And let thy gifts
To us be blessed. Amen.

Prayer 3
Thank you for the world so sweet.
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you God for everything.

Prayer 4 (to the tune of Frere Jacques song)
God our Father
God our Father
Bless this food
Bless this food
We are very thankful
We are very thankful
Amen Amen

Prayer 5
Thank you God as this day ends
For our family and our friends
Taking time to sit and pray
Thank you God for this great day! Amen!

Prayer 6
Johnny Appleseed
Oh the Lord is good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need
like the sun and rain and the apple seed
The Lord is good to me.
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen A-men.


  1. Monica Ramos says

    Wonderful idea kids love things like this. God bless you forever.

  2. Marlene Oglesby says

    These are really great ideal and very helpful. I will be using this in our Children’s Church group. Thank you so much for these ideas. Always good to see other comments that helpful for Children’s church. God Bless.

  3. Deidra Fryer says

    I think this activity would be good if you want to teach children about the books of the bible or scriptures from the bible.

  4. Victoria says

    I love this idea. I noticed lately that my children say their prayers in a repetitively robotic manner. I see them saying the words but they have seemed to have lost the emotion needed to actually connect to God through prayer. With this cube they might be able to reconnect with different prayers accustomed to fit their emotion rather than gathering emotion to fit the prayer. Thank God Bless.

  5. Betty Wambugu says

    Woww this is so great am a Sunday school teacher in Kenya and will definitely practice this with my kids thanks much

  6. Lisa Casey says

    I couldn’t find small boxes to copy these onto, so we decorated canisters from hot chocolate and wrote the prayers on the coloured construction paper. We then decorated the canister and have decided to pull out a prayer each day at dinner to use for the dinner time and the entire next day!
    Great idea that was easily adapted.

  7. Souraya says

    This is a wonderful idea, I did it to our Church school kids…everyone likes it….we made the box ourself…the kids decorate it with lots of stickers…My kids using the prayer box everynight…Thanks for this wonderful Idea…God bless you.

  8. Le'Quita Hicks says

    i’m gonna try this with my children’s group at church when I do our lesson on Prayer. The Prayer Cube is going to be our craft for the lesson. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  9. Amanda Taylor says

    I have a prayer box for my kiddos age 1 and a half to 2 and a half. They LOVE throwing it. The sides are friends (with pictures of all the kids in the class), family, food (picture of a banana), world (picture of Earth), home (picture of house), and pets (dog and cat).

    Some of them just slide the cube so I pick a side for them before I hand it over. Then they throw or slide it to me. I tell them to put their hands together or bow their heads and say Dear God (then wait for them to say Dear God), thank you for the hallway and kitchen. Amen (all the kids shout Amen). I pass it around to each child at least twice. It really gets them excited for the rest of the lesson and usually all the kids have arrived by the time I start this one. (After the intro songs but before the lesson.)

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