With the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, the spring is an excellent time to encourage students in your Religious Education program to consider stewardship for the environment. One way that school age children can help be stewards of the Earth is by recycling.
Ask students to bring into class a clean container that they save from home. This might be a shoebox, plastic container, an egg carton, or a tin. Use this container as the basis for an individual prayer box. Supply art materials for students to use to label and decorate their prayer boxes– to decorate their container and “up-cycle” it in to a prayer box. In their boxes, students can collect prayers that they have learned in class, prayers that they themselves have written, prayer intentions, or names of people in need of prayers.
Download stickers (print on full sheets of label paper) here to use as prayer box decorations.