Each year I have my first graders write prayers towards the end of the year in their journals. Five of the prayers are picked to read over the morning announcements. All the prayers are typed and illustrated in black and white outlines. Then I make a copy for each student to create a prayer book for all the students. Then they color it for a keepsake.
They also color a copy for me as well. I make a class book with that copy. It is a favorite in our classroom.