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Thankfulness

Showing appreciation to God for what He has given (See also gratitude)

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18


Activities

Giving and Receiving

It is important to give generously, but it is also important to receive with thanksgiving in your heart. This activity will help kids learn both.

I Will Praise the Lord

Kids will make a daily reminder to help them know the Lord is worthy of praise.

Thank You Notes

It is always important to thank those who have helped us.

Bulletin Boards

Consider God's Wonders

With this colorful bulletin board, children take time to stop and consider God's many wonders, as suggested in Job 37:14

God is Good

A very colorful bulletin board to show thanksgiving to God for all the great things He provides.

Crafts

Be Thankful

Kids make a beautiful flower to remind them to be thankful for all God does.

Don't Worry, Be Thankful

Kids make a field of flowers to show the many blessings they have from God.

Father's Day Bookmark

Kids have fun making this personalized bookmark for their dads

Jesus Pillow

As children drift off to sleep, they think about Jesus. Then in the morning, they thank Him for a new day.

Mother's Day Flowers

Kids will make a beautiful flower, which displays their love and thankfulness for their mothers.

My Prayer Card

A craft that will help children remember to pray for specific needs.

Picture It All For Jesus

Kids use items from home to make a personalized three-dimensional picture that will help remind them how to live for Jesus.

Thanksgiving Basket

A simple yet colorful basket the children can enjoy filling with Godís provisions.

Games

Bible Turkey Hunt

A fun Thanksgiving game for kids that involves patience, teamwork and using the Bible.

Lessons

A Father's Love

Jesus' parable of the prodigal son demonstrates the qualities of a loving father. Through today's lesson, children will learn that all of us can have this type of loving relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Count Your Blessings

After completing this lesson, the children will be able to recognize and give thanks for the many blessings they have in Christ Jesus.

God is Good

After completing this lesson, the children will learn that God always has been and always will be infinitely good. Children will also learn that any of the good they have comes from God.

Honor Your Mother

Through this lesson, children will see that we should honor our mothers everyday of the year.

THANKSGIVING

Two stand-alone lessons that teach children we should give thanks to God with a joyful heart for all that He provides.

True Thanksgiving

After completing this lesson, the children will understand true thanksgiving and how they can show they are thankful for all of the blessings given to them by God.

Object Talks

Be Greatful

Prayers must be sincere and heartfelt or they are little more than wasted breath.