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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


A Thankful Celebration

The children will participate in a group celebration.

Gifts For God

The children will create a sacrificial gift of thankfulness for God.

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 Can Show Thankfulness

The children will identify thankfulness in their lives.

I Will Praise the Lord

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

Sticky Note Thankfulness

The children will identify times when it is easy or hard to show thankfulness.

Thank You Notes

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

Thankful Treasures

The children will find treat bags and practice showing thankfulness.

Thankfulness Challenge

The children will list words by using the letters in “thankfulness.”

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.


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.

Thankful Tambourines

The children will learn they can be thankful by praising God through music.

Thanksgiving Basket

A simple yet colorful basket the children can enjoy filling with God’s provisions.


Bible Turkey Hunt

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

Thank you, Friend!

The children will help one another and practice showing thankfulness.

Thankfulness Pictionary

The children will guess the pictures to discover how to show thankfulness.


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 Sunday school 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.

Hannah Was Thankful

After completing this lesson, the children will learn that thankfulness can be shown through sacrifice.

Honor Your Mother

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


God’s helpers are willing to stand up for others.

Paul Was Thankful

After completing this lesson, the children will learn that we can be thankful no matter what!


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


A three week lesson series that teach children how to express their thankfulness to God 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 Grateful

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


Puzzled Over Jealousy

(Word Search) After completing this word search, the children will not be puzzled as to why God's jealousy is holy and just while theirs is not.

Thankfulness Word Search

(Word Search) The children will search for words that represent thankfulness.


A Thankful Sacrifice

The children will act out a skit about thankfulness and sacrifice. (Skit of seven.)