Hope is believing in, or for, a positive outcome… that the thing we want will happen, or that events will turn out for the best. Despair is the opposite of hope. This activity encourages pupils to identify the things that they are hoping for, and to express these as paper ‘prayer flowers’, which slowly open as they float on water.
This prayer activity was inspired by this video (see links on the right), but the prayers needn’t be folded as intricately, and they won’t unfold as quickly unless you use very thin paper in very hot water.
The pupils who created this activity wrote; “watching the flower blossom is like watching your prayer being answered.”
This resource was designed by a Year 6 class at Potters Gate Primary School, Farnham.