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Thanksgiving Zone

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

Gobble up these Thanksgiving Ideas for home and classroom! Families don't miss 22 Great Family Thanksgiving Ideas and if you are having a special event, you have got to play the Thanksgiving PIT Game! Want to remind kids of the origin of this American holiday? Don't expect them to hear George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation at school!

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Premium Thanksgiving Lesson

This is the Thanksgiving lesson we will be doing in Children's Church this year. Feel free to use whatever pieces would be helpful to you :)

Thankfulness
Premium The 10 Lepers

The story of Luke 17:11-19 being acted out

Thanksgiving, thankfulness
Premium The Parrot

A humorous story of a reformed parrot.

Change in Attitude
Premium Operation: Thanks Thanksgiving Single Lesson

A Thanksgiving lesson by Karl Bastian & Tom Bump that challenges kids to show thanks in creative ways. 

Thanksgiving
Premium 22 Great Family Thanksgiving Ideas

A mom and dad share 22 of their favorite Thanksgiving family traditions.

Thanksgiving
Premium A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie Devotional

Thanksgiving Sunday PJ Day. Using A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie, explain that God keeps His P-romises and remind them that no matter what life throws our way, He brings J-oy to our life!

Thanksgiving Lesson Idea
Premium Stuffed Turkey

A fun object lesson using "thankful" scriptures to stuff a turkey.

A Thankful Turkey
Premium Thankfulness No Matter What: A Bible Lesson about Jehoshaphat

Want to teach the children in your ministry about thankfulness? This lesson on Jehoshaphat from 2 Chronicles 20 will help them learn the importance of being thankful, no matter what!

Thankfulness, Children's Ministry
Premium Thanksgiving Lesson for Children's Church

This Bible lesson from Psalm 100:4-5 about Thanksgiving was first used in our Sunday morning children’s church with Kindergarten – 6th grade students. It could also work as a Thanksgiving Sunday School lesson or any other children’s ministry teaching time.

Thankfulness, Children's Ministry
Premium Thanksgiving Puppet Script

Check out this awesome Thanksgiving Puppet Script, which is designed to teach children a lesson on thankfulness!

Thanksgiving
Premium What Are You Thankful For?

Here is an object lesson for Thanksgiving to remind us how much we have to be thankful for!

Thankfulness
Premium Thankful Hearts Lesson

Here is a fall-themed midweek outreach lesson plan that includes a 19-page Word doc with activities that can be used at any time during the year.

Fall-Themed Outreach Lesson Plan
Premium A Kernel of Thanks

Meal or class idea using a kernel of corn as a reminder to be thankful for what we have.

Thankgiving
Premium A Thanksgiving Lesson

This is a complete Thanksgiving lesson including an Ice Breaker, a skit, and a puppet script.

Thanksgiving
Basic Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Not many people realize that Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving and made it an official holiday. Here is the speech from when he did it.

Thanksgiving
Premium After Thanksgiving Cookbook

Children submit recipes explaining how their mothers cooked Thanksgiving dishes. Comical.

Thanksgiving
Premium Balloon Turkey

Make a turkey craft using a rubber glove.

Thanksgiving
Premium Be Thankful

Poem about being thankful for every situation you're facing.

Gratitude
Premium Bring an Umbongo!

Umbongo is an African word which means a present which we give to another person to express our thanks to them. Why not bring an Umbongo this Sunday as you come to Sunday School?

Thanksgiving
Premium Celebrate a little early

An idea for an early Thanksgiving service at church.

Giving Thanks
Premium Cornucopia of Thanks

A cornucopia made out of paper plates which has a pocket full of thanks.

Thanksgiving
Premium Feeding the Homeless

Raising money to feed the homeless

Incentives
Premium Fruits of the Spirit Cornucopia

Every Thanksgiving, our third graders make a Cornucopia basket and fruit from construction paper. This can be done for the whole month, even as a side project from the regular lesson, or it can be the lesson itself.

Galatians 5:22
Basic George Washington 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor...

Thanksgiving
Premium HEROES OF THANKSGIVING

Throughout our nation’s history there have been champions of freedom who bore a dramatic influence in the rise of freedom in America.

Thanksgiving
Premium Holiday Poem Contest

Several older Kids create a poem using pre-selected words and read it to the class. The class votes for a winner. (Attached via PowerPoint)

Holidays / Fun
Premium PJ Bash

Everyone comes dressed in their PJ's for a fun night of games & devotion.

Fun alternate Thanksgiving activity
Premium PreSchool Craft/Turkey Thanks

Kids trace their hand and write things for which they are thankful.

Thanksgiving
Premium Sticker Fun

Place stickers on each other and tell why you are thankful.

Thanksgiving
Premium Stuffed Turkey

Good review lesson. Children stuff sweatshirt with balloons if they answer correctly.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thank God for the Big and Small

The Bible say's in Ephesians 5:20 "Always give thanks to God for everything. This lesson reminds us how blessed we truly are and that we must give thanks to God for all things both big and small.

Thanksgiving Object Lesson
Premium Thanks Mural

After a year of prayer, we gave thanks for God's goodness to us.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thanksgiving

Relecting on all the things we have to be thankful for. Allow time to let the children interact. A thankful heart makes Jesus very happy.

Thankfulness
Premium Thanksgiving Food Scavenger Hunt

The Food Pantry Coordinator of our church wanted to assist needy families with Thanksgiving food baskets of love. To help collect items for this event, the teenagers went on a scavenger hunt to collect non-perishable food items and/or money donations.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thanksgiving Myths and Other Facts

Things you may not know about the history of Thanksgiving that you can use to teach.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thanksgiving Name Acronym of Thanks

Use letters in your name to begin things for which you are thankful.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thanksgiving PIT Game

This is a Thanksgiving version of the popular game by Parker Brothers: PIT, and the kids will gobble it up!

Thanksgiving Game
Premium Thanksgiving Praise Service

A Thanksgiving Praise Service can serve as a time of praise and worship for your congregation, as well as a meaningful outreach.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thanksgiving Pumpkin Hunt

A Thanksgiving idea for outreach to the community.

Outreach
Premium Thanksgiving Puzzle Powerpoint

Use this word search to teach children a verse about giving thanks.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thanksgiving Trivia Game

A fun trivia game that can be used around Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Trivia
Premium Thanksgiving Word Search

Have fun finding children's names from your ministry while teaching Bible verses.

Thanksgiving
Premium Thanksgiving Word Search

Thanksgiving word search idea that will work for both young and old.

Thanksgiving
Guest Thanksgiving: It's An Ugly Day for Many Kids

Recognizing and discussing the general needs of children who suffer during Thanksgiving and other holidays due to family problems.

Ministering to Children Who Suffer
Premium The First Thanksgiving

Historical Records of the First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
Premium The Gratitude Tree

Kids add leaves with things they are grateful for daily at home or weekly at church to a tree on the wall. By Thanksgiving, they have a visual of how many things they have to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving
Premium Turkey Facts (some serious, mostly fun)

Lots of miscellaneous facts about the bird we all love to eat this time of year.

Thanksgiving
Premium Turkey Shoot

A dart game in which you either win prizes or have a task to do.

Thanksgiving
Premium USS Thanksgiving (A Boat Full of Thanks)

Family (or classroom) craft idea to thank God for blessings on others.

Thanksgiving


  

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