Praying with sweets (again!)

This is an adaptation of a ‘Prayer Bingo’ idea I heard about. Each child receives an A4 grid (8 (the number of different colours of Smarties in a tube) by 4). The children then write a prayer point in each box (I’ve added a few generic ones to the grid I’m giving them to get them started).  
They then take a Smartie at random and turn the arrow on a spinner – where the Smartie colour and the spinner number meet, that’s the thing the children pray for. Perhaps they could do this three or four times each evening when they pray.

(I’ve also made up a Fruit Pastilles version for anyone who can’t eat chocolate).
These are available on request if you email me.


My name is Mark and, for the last ten years, I’ve been employed as a Children’s Worker in a Church in Northern Ireland. Over this time I’ve gathered a wide range of ideas, resources, links and crafts so I thought it would be worthwhile to share some of them with people like you, who might be on the look-out for various bits and pieces.
If there’s something you’re after and it’s not here, drop me a line – I might have something in my archive.