Teach your class the following prayer
with hand motions
(based on Psalm 104:10-14)
God our Creator gave us water.
(Hold out hands as if catching raindrops.)
We need water to drink.
(Curl hands as if gripping a glass and then drink.)
We use water to grow our food.
(Mime planting seeds, then holding a heavy watering can and water a garden row.)
We use water to stay clean.
(Wash hands and face, brush teeth.)
Thank you, God, for water!
(Use American Sign Language for “thank you”: with the hand open, fingers together, touch the lips, then move hand forward and a little down, palm facing out, as if indicating a person in front of you)
Have students brainstorm appropriate words for writing their own water prayers (examples: thirsty, rain, drink, splash, seeds, river). In partners or groups, have them create prayers with hand motions.