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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.

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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Put On Your Sweater Bible Craft

This simple craft will help children understand the different changes that God created during the autumn/Thanksgiving season and why these changes are important. Even changes in the weather are a special gift from God. This craft is based on Ecclesiastes 3.

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Pass The Mashed Potatoes Bible Craft

The Thanksgiving holiday definitely includes food, one of our greatest blessings from God. This fun craft, based on 1 Corinthians 10:31, will help remind children that we should give thanks for our food everyday, not just at Thanksgiving time.

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