Scrabble Prayers

A collage of four pictures. Three show different arrangements of scrabble tiles with a pink toy platypus in shot, and one is a picture of Theo Platypus - who has grey fur. He is holding Anno, the pink platypus toy.

Saying Thankyou With Scrabble

You Will Need:
Scrabble letters (or paper with large squares to write words scrabble style).
You can buy just the scrabble tiles online for £3 and upwards.

It is possible to pray all sorts of prayers with scrabble.
But together with the people in our home, we are thinking about being thankful!

If you don’t have scrabble, try printing some squared paper and writing the letters in each box like a scrabble game (I downloaded from papersnake.com/squared_paper)


As you pray with the scrabble, it is OK to break some rules! 

You can use the blank tile as you would normally – but use it to break up a word too (Like I have in the word ‘bike ride’) 

Image shows a representation of a pile of pictures. the top one shows the standard use of scrabble, with the cheat with blank tiles mentioned in the  text.
Anno the pink platypus toy is also in the photo.



You can also turn letters the wrong way round to look like another letter, just like I have in the picture; so an upside down ‘p’ can be turned around to be a ‘d’.

Image shows a representation of a pile of pictures. the top one shows the use of upside down tiles to cheat, as mentioned in the  text.
Anno the pink platypus toy is also in the photo.

Ponder:
Think of the things you are thankful for, and use them in your scrabble game. 

Pray:
You can either pray “thank you God for…” as you make each of your words, or do one big prayer at the end with everyone saying thank you using the words they made.


If it is easier to just make the words in a line, you can do that too, just like in the photo.


If you want to, just spread the letters out, and pick one that is the first letter of your thankful word. If your thankful word is Banana, just pick up the letter ‘B’ and hold it as you say your thankful prayer.

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