Wilderness – Sand

Resources Needed:

  • Play sand – the amount you need depends on the size of the space you plan on using!
  • Tarpaulin or sandpit.
  • Printed footprint outlines – cut them out in advance (Search Google for “footprint outline” to find an image)


Print the following instructions:

In Matthew 4 Jesus is sent by the Spirit into the wilderness away from the busyness of everyday life.

If you are comfortable doing so take of your shoes and spend a few moments walking in the sand.

As you do so try to put aside all of the busyness of your life, the stresses and strains that keep your attention and focus on what God is saying to you now.

Take one of the footprint sheets and write a prayer on it.
Ask God to help you to remember to create space for Him in your everyday life.

Put your footprint on the floor around the edge of the sand and leave it there as a sign of offering it to God.