Thanksgiving Prayer for Children

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Teach kids this prayer of Thanksgiving and gratitude toward God. It includes simple hand & body movements to make it easy to memorize. The free download below includes the printable version of the prayer, the directions, and a bonus Thanksgiving coloring page. Children’s Prayer of Thanksgiving (Video Demonstration) Teaching a child to engage God in prayer should be a top … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

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Try these fun Thankful games to get kids into active learning. You can use theme at school, home, or in your children’s ministry. What is it about the holidays that makes kids want to run around the room? Could it be all the sugar we supply them with? I’m not sure but no matter how hard I try, during the … More Children’s Ministry Resources

New Thanksgiving Games for Children's Ministry

Are your kids tired of playing “Gobble Gobble” or “Heads-Up 7-Up” during free time in children’s church? We have good news for you! Try these new Thanksgiving games for children’s ministry. Having a few extra games on hand will help manage the crowds and keep kids focused on thankfulness and fun. You can spread these two games out across the … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Last Minute Thanksgiving Program Ideas

Many churches and fellowships mark certain holidays with exciting outreach programs featuring plays and skits. However, there are always that group of children that can’t or won’t come to practice and then you are left trying to figure out what to do. You don’t want to leave anyone out, especially new children but at the same time, you can’t very … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Interview Idea for Children & Families

Having trouble getting the children in your ministry to talk with the older generations at your church? Here’s a wonderful project to get multiple generations talking together. Give each of the children in your ministry a copy of this interview (there are 2 per page). Have them interview someone in your congregation, trying to have them all interview someone different. … More Children’s Ministry Resources

42 Bible Verses about Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is coming and I always like to have my kids look up Bible verses that have to do with being thankful. So I decided to do something a little different this year. I have found 42 verses (I know there are a lot more) from the Bible for them. I am going to put the reference on an index … More Children’s Ministry Resources

"Ready, Set, Wait!" Sunday School Lesson from Matthew 25:1-13 on Thankfulness

This free Bible lesson is based on Matthew 25:1-13 where Jesus tells ‘The Parable of the Ten Virgins”.  It is designed for children’s church or Sunday School. Please modify as best fits your ministry. If your church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, this teaching plan would correspond to Year A – 22nd Sunday After Pentecost, Gospel Reading – Matthew 25:1-13. Opening Activity – … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem Activity Sheet

During November, I always like to keep the students in my class as well as my own children thinking about being thankful. Children, as well as adults, forget to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. Click here to download This Thanksgiving poem is a great activity to get the children in your life to think deeply about what … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Top 10 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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God’s Word has a lot to say about gratitude and being thankful. Here are our top 10 Thanksgiving Bible Verses to inspire you and your family this November. Don’t miss our longer list of 42 Thankful Bible Verses. Top 10 Thanksgiving Bible Verses Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Bible Verse from 1 … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Be Thankful for Trials: Devotional

November. A month of being thankful. We in America take this time of the year to think about our blessings and are thankful for what we have and the people we have around us. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” “in … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Feast: Bus Ministry Style

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 it’s a bus ministry promotion … More Children’s Ministry Resources

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 welcome table. Break out of … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Candy Corn Activities for Children's Ministry

From October to the end of November, you’ll always find candy corn in my kids church. It’s inexpensive, sweet and great inspiration for kids min activities. If you’re looking for a few filler ideas for your fall sessions, plug in one of these candy corn activities. Keep things on the sweeter side with some candy corn ideas. Candy Corn Prayers: … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Turkey Games for Kids Ministry

Besides playing a starring role in many Thanksgiving dinner, turkeys have little to do with Thanksgiving but understandably, children associate turkeys with the holiday. It is easy to implement some turkey games into your November kids ministry itinerary. You can use turkey games as a pre-lesson activity or use them as the end of an exciting teaching session. Inexpensive and … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thankfulness Chart Project for Children

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NASB For the month of November, in my Wednesday night Bible study, we will be focusing on being thankful. Being thankful seems to get easier the more that we do it, so I want my students to be … More Children’s Ministry Resources

6 Thanksgiving Activities for Children's Church

I love the old song that goes, “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessings…” What a great time of the year to teach children’s church! Thankfulness and appreciation for the blessings of God is an important part of the life of a Christian. During “turkey” month, share these seven Thanksgiving activities with your kids. You will teach them an … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Bingo for Sunday School

Everything we have comes from God (James 1:17), and we are told to give thanks for everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18). This Thanksgiving game for Sunday School is a fun way to remind children of the many things they have to be thankful for. It would be a great addition to any of our Thankfulness Bible lessons There are two versions. … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Make November a Month of Thanks

With November right around the corner, the holiday season is quickly approaching!  Here’s a fun idea to help your family remember the blessings that have come your way during the month we set aside to be thankful. Beginning November 1st and going through Thanksgiving Day, have each member of your family write what he or she is thankful for on … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Day Reflections

Turkey is slotted to be on the Thanksgiving table, paired with my mother in law’s famous buttery mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.  The table itself looks just as good as the food prepared for it.  It’s wearing its finest tablecloth and is bejeweled with shiny silverware and inherited china.  Family and friends will travel for miles to … More Children’s Ministry Resources