{BFIAR} Prayer for a Child

We read Prayer for a Child over the last few days and enjoyed some fun activities.

We read several books about stars and constellations and then had a backyard camp out.  We had dinner and s’mores over the campfire, and then Libby and I slept all night in the tend in our back yard.  This was a huge deal to Libby!  She made it all night sleeping in the tent.  Ian decided he would rather sleep in his own bed.

My intent was that we would stargaze (and see the super-moon that was visible this weekend) but Libby fell asleep before it was even dark!  I tried to wake her once it was dark but she was out!  We ended up sticking glow in the dark stars on her bedroom ceiling so she can enjoy the stars inside for now.

Some pictures from our camp out:

star books

Star books we read

ian tent

lib and dad fire

libby fire

ian smore

lib snoozing

Caught her reading our BFIAR book in the morning when I woke up.

Caught her reading our BFIAR book in the morning when I woke up.

We spent some time talking about children around the world.  Every day we read about a few children in the book Children of the World by Donata Montanari.

Each page spoke of a different child, where they live, what kinds of food they eat, where they go to school, and what their parents do.

We read the classic folktale The Little Red Hen and baked a loaf of bread.

Prayer for a Child begins, “Bless this milk and bless this bread…”.

 making bread

bread and hen book

milk and bread

Finally, we made a praying hands craft by tracing their hands.

They listed several things that we pray for and I wrote them on the inside.pryaing hands

Libby nearly memorized this sweet prayer, she loved it!

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