Bible Lesson: Thankfulness of Biblical Heroes in the Old Testament


This lesson uses inquiry to help middle schoolers find the meaning of thankfulness.  Many of the Old Testament heroes faced difficult challenges in their lives, such as Daniel’s captivity in a den of lions.  We know that God protected Daniel and brought him out of the den safely.  We will focus on the aspect of […]

Jesus heals the 10 Lepers (Thankfulness Bible Lesson)


This free lesson plan is based on the events of Luke 17 when Jesus healed 10 men of leprosy. It highlights the theme of thankfulness to God, especially for the mercy Jesus shows for us. Children will learn that we should always say “thank you” to God for his kindness. Lesson Title:   Saying Thank You […]

Thanksgiving Feast: Bus Ministry Style

Thanksgiving on the Church Bus

Planning a Thanksgiving meal for bus riders when you have ample space, volunteers and time is a cinch. What if you don’t have those kinds of resources but still want to minister to the kids and families in your community this Thanksgiving? Have a Thanksgiving feast—bus ministry style! It takes a bit of planning but […]

Thanksgiving Newsletter Ideas


It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when you produce a newsletter every week or even once a month. The same features, the regular columns–these can get pretty stale over time. You’ve probably noticed that some weeks, parents and kids can’t wait to pick one up. Other weeks, your newsletters go unnoticed on the […]

“Thankfulness to God” Wreath Craft Project


We created this wreath with the hopes that folks would enjoy coloring and assembling it in either small groups (classroom, families, Sunday school, etc.). The wreath can be printed with multiple copies of the decoration sheet if more children or time allows. Use the following links to download our printable template. Wreath sections & decorations […]