Sunday, August 28, 2011

Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers Sharing Time (Prayer with Pretzels Sharing Time)

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers my Prayers Sharing time
August 2013 Week 4
(Here is a link to the Pretzel Sharing Time game for the Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers sharing time (August 2013, week 4)

   You can find a copy of the file named "Sharing time-Prayer with pretzels" (you have to fish through other lessons, sorry!) at my Skydrive:

  Or you can download the Word document for the lesson, game, and questions on sugardoodle There is a blank game board in case you wanted to insert your own review questions.)

(The game board could be enlarged for better viewing and real pretzels could be given at the end when the children reach the goal of earning "x" amount of pretzel points. ****You can find this download on Sugardoodle if you are having trouble getting the skydrive to work! Thanks Melanie!!! again, it is here-

Here is an example of enlarging the game board document using clipart from the internet and Friend resources. Just another option because my document isn't very large. Pretzel clipart came from

You can find a copy of the large game pieces(if you want to create your own game) named "Prayer pretzel LARGE" at my Skydrive:

I modified this from an idea posted on  Here is the reference:

"In about 610 A.D. a very creative Alpine Monk decided to make use of the pieces of dough left over from baking bread. The Monk formed them into thin strips folded into a looped twist to represent the folded arms of children in prayer.

This scrumptious treat was given to the children as they learned their prayers. They began calling the treat "Pretiola", which is Latin for "little reward". Soon it was known the world over as a pretzel.

The secret of making great pretzels is not only in the baking but also in the shaping. We, like pretzels, are made from the best ingredients, by the best hands available, the hands of our Father in Heaven.

Have you ever seen a broken pretzel, or one that's lost its shape? We too, can lose our shape when we don't pray always to keep our spirituality intact. Even in the midst of our greatest trials, we must remember, as did Job, to call on the Lord. The simple shape of the pretzel, arms folded in prayer, reminds us to pray each day. Our "Pretiola" or "little rewards" are the blessings we receive.

Every time you see a pretzel, remember prayer. Check to see if your arms are often folded in prayer and have not lost their shape."

So we are going to play a game that tests what you have learned this month about prayer. We are going to all play as one team. All of you are going to work together to help your team get further in the game. We may not have time to finish the entire game. We will roll a die. Your marker will move spaces on the gameboard and the spaces may have a direction, question, statement, or tell you to move forward or back. You will be collecting pretzels along the way. If you land on a pretzel, one primary child will be asked a question. On the question is a number. You will earn that many pretzels for the team by getting the question right. Our goal is earn 20 pretzels and there may be a reward! If you are told to move backward, you have to give a pretzel back for every space you move backward. Hopefully we can earn more than 20 pretzels!

I am actually going to have the children feed the paper pretzels (as questions are answered correctly) to "Prayerful Peter" that is at Primary to learn about prayer. I got him from or google "boy with a fork", it should come up(it does have some a light copyright logo that shows, but I cropped his arm off and blew him up to make him work. Then I attached him to a covered cereal box and cut out the mouth. Then attached a plate of clipart pretzels over the spaghetti from this site:( ("Prayerful Peter" is also "Eddie Spaghetti used for slurping pasta and meatballs as children are singing, haha!) The end result looks something like this and the kids can feed him pretzels as they learn!

Here is the handout that I will be giving to the children. It is from


  1. I'll provide more details and pictures soon, but my husband was showing me how to attach documents/links. Hopefully I can do it on my own next time.

  2. I tried to open the link but it tells me to check the link address.

  3. same here i tried to pull it up but it gives an error in google docs, can you do it again? i would love to use this for my sharing time, the kids would love it

  4. Ok, was kind enough to put the gameboard in pdf and word on her site. Which was good, cause I made a few corrections. It is under the Sharing time section for October Week 3&4 Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers. I will work on trying to become more computer smart!!!!

  5. Why do they have a blank board game?
    Do you need a dice or you just go through each box in the game?
    Thank you so much! I know my kids will have a blast!

  6. There is a blank board in case people wanted to write their own scriptures, thoughts, etc. I did use a big die that had spots, 1,2,3,2,move to the next pretzel, move to the next pretzel. I wanted to get though the game quickly and answer as many questions as possible. The funny thing is that I am just now coming up with a whole different concept because I just found out that it is fast Sunday and can't feed pretzels to the kids or give fictitious pretzels to prayerful Peter!! So enjoy all!

  7. Where can I find the gameboard attachment on Sugardoodle? I'm assuming you meant to say August, not october 2013...and I'm searching there and can't find it. Thanks.

    1. I think it is in October 2011 at least that is when some of the above comments were made. I should check that before I hit publish, but I am running out the door.

  8. Love, love, love!!!! Thank you for always sharing these incredible lessons!

  9. Help! Do you use dice to move the marker along on the pretzel game? To play the game wasn't real clear.

    Thanks for your help.
    August 22, 2013

  10. I am also confused with how to play the game. Dice? Did you number the pretzels to correspond with the question number or how do you use the questions? Thanks so much for your help. You are a life saver!

  11. Sorry about the confusion! I did roll a die to move across the board. If we landed on a pretzel or passed one, we picked a question from a bag. The questions were at random and didn't correspond to any "pretzel space". On the question, it indicated how many pretzels the question was worth(easier questions were worth one pretzel and harder ones were worth more.) The earned pretzels from answering correct questions would be added to Peter's snack. Hope that helps! Good luck!