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One of my favorite Bible verses is 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I cannot tell you how many times a day the Holy Spirit uses that verse to correct and encourage my ever-wandering heart! I want my boys to know the Lord and His best for them, too. This can happen simply by making the Bible that “light to my path…” and putting various Scriptures to memory.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I wanted to share some fun ideas to help your little ones learn what the Bible says about gratitude!
I hope you have a good time with these. 🦃
Fun Activities to Teach Thanksgiving Bible Verses
- Write a Bible verse about being thankful on your family’s bathroom mirror using a dry erase marker or Post-It notes.
- Walk around the neighborhood and write thanksgiving Bible verses on the sidewalk using chalk.
- Write thanksgiving-themed Bible verses on homemade cards. Deliver to people you meet while running errands (grocery store cashier, bank teller, coffee shop employee) or take to a local nursing home.
- Make THIS adorable Scripture turkey craft.
- Make up songs using thanksgiving Bible verses as the lyrics. Call someone and have your kids perform their uplifting tune!
- Print THESE Thanksgiving Scripture Cards and place one at each person’s place setting at your family’s Thanksgiving celebration. Take turns reading them out loud.
- Let your children say grace before a meal. Encourage them to pray using a thanksgiving-themed Bible verse.
- Put Thessalonians 5:18 on a wooden letter board like THIS ONE.
- Play THIS fun Thanksgiving Scripture Scramble game using the provided FREE Printable Bible verse cards.
- Memorize a Thanksgiving Bible verse together. Then go around the dinner table and have one person start by saying the first word of the verse. Then have the person to their left say the next word in the verse and so on. Keep going around the table, each saying the next word in the verse, until it is finished. When the last person finishes the verse, the next person must shout out “Gobble!” like a turkey.
- Print out and color a thanksgiving Bible verse coloring page placemat like THIS ONE and use it on Thanksgiving day.
- Take a photo of your child and edit to add text to the photo by using a program like PicMonkey. Make the text a thanksgiving Bible verse. Print and deliver to grandparents.
- Write out a verse on a poster board and decorate. Hang in your front window.
Thanksgiving Bible Verses
- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.”
- Philippians 4:6 – “Do not worry about anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need. And when you pray, always give thanks.”
- Psalm 107:1 – “Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever.”
- Ephesians 5:20 – “Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
- Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. You were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful.”
- Psalm 100:4 – “Come into his city with songs of thanksgiving. Come into his courtyards with songs of praise. Thank him, and praise his name.”
- Colossians 4:2 – “Continue praying and keep alert. And when you pray, always thank God.”
- Psalm 95:2 – “Let’s come to him with thanksgiving. Let’s sing songs to him.”
- Psalm 69:30 – “I will praise God in a song. I will honor him by giving thanks.”
- 2 Corinthians 9:15 – “Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful to explain.”
I would love to know if you do any of these ideas this week!
I am thankful for YOU!
Julie, Thanking you for keeping our thoughts and hearts on Being Thankful.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family ❤️Sandy H