Preschool Bible Lesson: Thankful All the Time

This is a preschool lesson to be taught in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.  This lesson was written with the intention of following the Thanksgiving lesson about the cornucopia. Around the Thanksgiving holiday, our thankfulness tends to focus on the good things we have received, namely material possessions.  But, God instructs us to be thankful in all circumstances even … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Pilgrims Give Thanks to God: Coloring Page

This coloring page shows more of the traditional side of Thanksgiving. It could be used in any school, church, or home setting to talk about the faith of the Pilgrims. It was created by Mandy Groce, a visual artist from Louisville, KY. If you enjoy this work, please leave a comment to say thanks. Directions: To download this free printable … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Preschool Bible Lesson & Craft

This is a preschool lesson to be taught in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.  It would be perfect for your Preschool Sunday School lesson or other ministry setting. Parents could also use this lesson plan at home. The children will learn about the symbol and meaning of the cornucopia.  They will reflect upon what God has blessed them with … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Bible Lesson: A Thankful Heart Willingly Gives

This is another lesson from the study of David. It could also work as lesson for Thanksgiving.  Click here to see the lesson index. The lesson teaches the generosity and willingness of David and the Israelites to give materials for the future temple that Solomon would build.  The focus of the lesson is on how God owns all we have and … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Another Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet

Here is another coloring option for Thanksgiving from Mandy. This coloring sheet shows a traditional family seated around a table enjoying the Thanksgiving meal.  The text reads, “Be Thankful in all things.” It’s just one of our Thanksgiving craft ideas. Directions: This printable can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking on the preview image to the right. We’ve … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving: It’s an ugly day for many kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, children’s ministry leaders and teachers are thinking about how to teach the children under their care about God’s view of giving thanks. At first blush, it seems simple. For example, we might ask the children to think about what they are thankful for. Cool toys, a nice house, the latest award for sports or the … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Download our 100% free printable Thanksgiving coloring pages. They are perfect for home, kids church, or Sunday School. Use the button below to download all the pages combined into one printable PDF file. Scroll down to see each individual coloring sheet. We have both Christian and non-religious versions (for public school teachers). Thanksgiving Coloring Pages (100% Free) Sunday School or … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Why Are You Thankful?

Before we move on to Christmas, I want to spend a few minutes reflecting on the good things God has done in my life this year. Here are a few reasons why I am thankful – please share your thoughts in the comments below. This year we added the 5th child to our family and our first by adoption. I … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Sunday School Lesson for Children

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Here is another Thanksgiving lesson plan for your children’s ministry. It was written by Doug Wolter, the Pastor of Children & Education at LaGrange Baptist Church. You can read more from Doug at his blog Life Together. This lesson presents the story of Jesus and the Ten Lepers from Luke 17:11-19. It could be used in an elementary or preteen … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thankfulness No Matter What: A Bible Lesson about Jehoshaphat

Try this lesson plan based on the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 to teach children about thankfulness.  It would work in any children’s ministry setting but is designed for Children’s  Church or Sunday School. Objectives: To identify Biblical strategies for dealing with problems in our lives, based on Jehoshaphat’s response to an attacking army.  To develop students who … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Thanksgiving Craft: How to Make a Thankful Poster

Here is another great craft idea from Cullen’s Abcs.  This craft is super easy and will help the children understand what it means to be thankful.  It would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Sunday School lesson. Simply make the poster at church and send home a note for parents about how to use it as a family ministry … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Sunday School Thanksgiving Crafts & Bible Activities

Thanksgiving Crafts for Children's Ministry

Try our collection of free printable craft ideas for Sunday School. Download the PDF directions and watch the videos below. These activities are a perfect companion to our Thanksgiving Sunday School lessons for children. Thanksgiving Craft Projects & Activities Scroll down to see many more ideas for crafting thankfulness with your Sunday School class. We’re adding new ideas each week … More Children’s Ministry Resources