Letters From God by Patrick and Heather Doughtie is a wonderful story. It is about a little boy who writes a letter to God to ask Him to help him to find his compass so that he can take it with him on a fishing trip with his Grandpa. On his way to the mailbox to mail his letter, the little boy comes across neighbors who are having trouble which prompts him to add to his letter to God on their behalf. After reading the story, I talked with the children about the importance of praying not only for ourselves but for others as well. We also talked about the importance of thanking God when we pray.
The children created a mailbox using a tissue box and construction paper. They decorated the box with stickers, gems and flowers made of construction paper and card stock. They each wrote a letter to God to be placed in the mailbox.