Each month of the year, the Church recognizes a certain aspect of our faith and reminds us to celebrate it. In January we celebrate the Most Holy Name of Jesus. My 5th graders are responsible for composing and reading a prayer each morning over the intercom to start off our school day during January. We use the theme of the Names of Jesus, and they run with that as a topic for Bible verses, specific prayers to that name of Jesus, the meaning of that name, etc.
Before they pick a name, we brainstorm all of the names of Jesus that we know. This year, that brainstorm took the form of this poster:
The kids were then able to choose a name to use as they wrote their prayer. It is amazing that the Son of God made himself all things for all people, and even allows us to know him by different names, just so that we can connect with him more fully.
This is a close up of the title that I put at the top of the poster. I decided that it would be nice for the kids to have something to remind themselves of what we have learned this month, so I turned that into a black and white printable.
Now they can each color this page, and we will include the information that they researched about the name of Jesus that they chose, as well as the final prayer that they composed. It will make a great addition to their religion notebook!
Click here for the printable:
You may also like these resources:
This cool lesson plan, with 25 lessons on 25 names of Jesus.
Print the Names of Jesus Ornaments here.
The Savior is Coming! Advent Chain from All Saints Press