The Prayer Cup

The preschool stage is the perfect time to teach your child how to pray. In Waumba Land, we teach them that prayer is simply talking to God anytime, anywhere, about anything.

This month in Waumba Land, your child is going to make a prayer cup and bring it home. We encourage you to place the prayer cup in a special place—maybe beside their bed or on the dinner table.


Here’s what to do:

  • On the sticks inside the cup, write down people or events you and your child would like to pray for (e.g., Grandma, our trip to California, concerns about preschool).
  • Remind them that they can talk to God about anything.
  • Encourage your child to choose a stick every day.
  • Pray for the person or event on the stick.

** If you missed the prayer cup in Waumba Land, check out the picture and make your own. Add more sticks to get the whole family involved!