Are you looking for a fun and creative way to teach kids about Jesus this Halloween? Then you’ll definitely want to add the Pumpkin Prayer to your list!
The Fall season (including Halloween) brings new and exciting activities for families to do together. One of those activities is to carve pumpkins! And pumpkin-carving is actually the perfect way to teach kids about how Jesus changes us from the inside and fills us with His light!
Whether you do it for Halloween or simply to add a bit of Fall inspiration to your yard, the Pumpkin Prayer will make this a much more enjoyable endeavor!
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What is the Pumpkin Prayer
The Pumpkin Prayer is a short prayer that kids can say while they are carving a pumpkin. Each line of the prayer correlates the different steps of actually carving the pumpkin with how each step relates to how Jesus fills us with His light.
There is no question that carving pumpkins is a tradition most families engage in – for Halloween and or for the Fall season. And because it is something kids absolutely enjoy, it makes for the perfect opportunity to teach kids about the light of Jesus.
It goes like this:
Dear God, Open my mind so I can learn about You; Take away all my sins and forgive me for the wrong things I do. Open my eyes so Your love I will see; I’m sorry for turning up my nose to all You have given me. Open my ears so Your word I will hear; Open my mouth to tell others You are near. Let your light shine in me so others can see. Amen!
Pumpkin Prayer Printables
So, what kind of Pumpkin Prayer printables are there? Really, the sky is the limit in the types of printables you can use for teaching kids this prayer.
Some ideas include:
- Pumpkin Prayer Poem
- Pumpkin Prayer Coloring Pages
- Pumpkin Prayer Bookmarks
- Pumpkin Prayer
But no matter which ones you choose, this makes an excellent activity for combining pumpkin-carving and Jesus!
And even if you don’t have time to print and activity, you can also find Pumpkin Prayer books that you can add to your kid’s book collection!
Printable Pumpkin Prayer Poem
Use the Pumpkin Prayer – also known as the Pumpkin Prayer poem – as a guide for kids to read from while they are carving their pumpkin. You can also just frame it and include it as a decorative addition to your Fall or Halloween decorations in the home.
Pumpkin Prayer Coloring Pages
What kid doesn’t love to color? Pumpkin Prayer coloring pages make a wonderful activity for kids to do during the Fall or Halloween season. You can give them to your own kids or even add them to trick-or-treat bags so neighborhood kids can learn about Jesus!
I’ve created an 8-page Pumpkin Prayer coloring book that your kids will absolutely love! Feel free to print multiple copies to share with their friends!
Actually, if you have a bunch of kids over, this could be a great group activity they can all do together while munching on holiday treats!
In addition to the Pumpkin Prayer coloring page, you can also share these other Halloween coloring pages in your trick-or-treat bags! And use these additional Christian Halloween printables to help share the light of Jesus with the neighborhood!
Pumpkin Prayer Activities
There are so many other ways to use the Pumpkin Prayer as a teaching tool while also enjoying fall-themed activities! Here are just a few places to find other Pumpkin Prayer activities and printables!
I hope you enjoyed these Pumpkin Prayer printables! I pray they provide a fun and engaging way to get your kids interested in learning more about God’s amazing love!