Thank you God for warm sunny weather,
for blue skies
and blue lakes.
Thank you God for big trees to climb
for city streets to explore
for cool shady places to hide in
for parks with slides and swings.
Thank you God for swimming pools and diving boards
for baseball diamonds
and soccer fields.
Thank you God for ice cream and freezies
for hamburgers and hotdogs
for watermelon and peaches.
Thank you God for puppies and kittens
for crickets chirping and hawks flying
for birds singing and fish splashing.
Thank you God for no school and no homework
for long lazy mornings and
for the whole day to play.
Thank you God for families who spent time with us
for grandparents and cousins
and for lots of friends.
Thanks for a great summer!
Help us this fall as we get ready to go back to school.
Help us to make friends, and to be friendly to new kids we meet.
Help our teachers as they give us things to learn.
Help us as we get into a new routine
with school and play and lessons and time for fun all mixed together.
We pray this to you, Lord Jesus,
because you know what it’s like to be a kid. Amen.