Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving is traditionally perceived as the beginning of the holiday season. Which means parents and teachers can take advantage of this opportunity by helping kids learn that gratitude during the Thanksgiving season can give birth to generosity in the Christmas season. The activities below are all related to gratitude and thanksgiving. You can also find a list of articles related to Thanksgiving here.

Jesus Is The Same Autumn Craft

The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is God. He is Immanuel; God with us! (Matt. 1:23) As God, Jesus is eternal, sovereign, and unchanging. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. What an exciting truth for children to learn! Note: This free craft is also available as a downloadable PDF. Bible Story: Jesus: The…

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Jesus Healed 10 Lepers Word Search

The story of Jesus healing ten lepers, found in Luke 17, is a wonderful example of the many miracles Jesus performed and the importance of thanking God for his blessings, but it’s not just about gratitude. In Luke 17:11-19, we read about 10 men who asked Jesus to heal them. Jesus told them to go show themselves…

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Psalm 69:30 Thanksgiving Scripture Poster

This Scripture page, based on Psalm 69:30-31, is a Bible verse you can have fun with. The text says, “I will… exalt Him with thanksgiving. That will please Yahweh more than an ox.” Ask your kids if they know where you can get an ox for God. 🙂

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Thanksgiving For God’s Person Coded Words Activity

Children love coded words activities and this one, based on Jeremiah 32:17, will remind kids that “God is Creator and, therefore, powerful.” We do not proclaim a weak or powerless god who cannot help us.

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Thanksgiving for God’s Presence Coded Words Activity

Children love coded words activities and this one reinforces the promise of God’s presence and will encourage gratitude in kids as a result. Based on Matthew 28:20 (the Great Commission), this activity will remind kids that “Jesus is always with us.”

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Thanksgiving for God’s Provision Coded Words Activity

Children love coded words activities and this one will reinforce the fact of God’s provision and encourage gratitude as a result. Based on Deuteronomy 11:13-15, this activity will remind kids that “He provides when we are obedient.”

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Thankfulness Matching Game

Use this Thankfulness Matching Game to help remind children that they have been richly blessed with many good things and they should express gratitude to God for those things. This activity can be used in a Sunday School, classroom or homeschool setting.

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Oh! That’s Beautiful! Autumn Bible Craft

This fun Autumn Bible craft, based on Daniel 2:21, will help children learn that seasons change because God has created the earth this way. There are special things about each season in our lives, just as there are special things about each natural season.

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Touchdown Bible Craft

For many families, Thanksgiving includes football. This fun football craft will help remind children that just as a football team must work together to win, Christians must also work together in the church to please the Lord. The craft is based on Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.

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