Over the years, we have created several free resources related to Thanksgiving. This page links to those materials so you can put together a special Bible lesson, craft, or activity for you children’s ministry. Be sure to check back, we will be adding new content to here as we add it to the website.
Thanksgiving Bible Lessons
This is our featured resource for November if you need several weeks of material leading up to Thanksgiving. This 3 part mini-series is ideal for Sunday School or Children’s church
>> Click here to download the 3 unit series in a single print-friendly PDF file. Be sure to scroll down on this page to find the optional coloring pages listed in the curriculum.
If you’re just looking for a single lesson, then try one of the following:
- Thanksgiving Lesson for Children’s Church – This kids Bible lesson is based on Psalm 100 and will help children develop an attitude of thanksgiving.
- Thankfulness No Matter What: A Bible Lesson about Jehoshaphat – This flexible lesson has several learning activities and would work well in Sunday school or Children’s Church.
- Jesus and the Ten Lepers (thanksgiving sunday school lesson) – This lesson is targeted for older elementary kids but could be easily adapted. It will help children be thankful for the world that Jesus has done for us.
- A Thankful Heart is Willing to Give Sunday School Lesson – This one is based on the offering collected by David for the building of the temple in 1 Chronicles. Designed for older elementary Sunday School.
- Learn about Israel’s Thanksgiving Feast – This Bible lesson teaches about ancient feast of Tabernacles described in the book of Nehemiah.
- Preschool Bible Lesson about Thanksgiving – The story of Jesus and the The Ten Lepers is a great way to teach kids about thankfulness. This would be a perfect fit for preschool Sunday school on the week of Thanksgiving.
- Matthew 25:1-13 Lesson about Thankfulness – Another lesson based on Jesus and the 10 Lepers
- Another Preschool “Thankfulness” lesson based on Luke 17
- Another Thanksgiving Preschool Lesson for Sunday School – This one has some simple craft ideas included and is based on John 10:10 where Jesus talks about abundant life.
- Thankful at All Times: Preschool Lesson – This lesson is a follow-up to the one listed above. Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
- “Thanksgiving” Lesson from Psalm 107:1 for Elementary Aged Kids
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
> Download all 5 coloring sheets in one PDF file. Otherwise you can follow the links below to preview them.
- Thanksgiving Coloring Sheets – This link will take you to the original posts where we uploaded the printables. For each you can choose the PDF version or a JPEG image.
- Thanksgiving Family Dinner – This one features a traditional family seated around the dinner table.
- “Pilgrims Arrival” – This one has more of a historic approach with the immigrants arrival.
- “Grateful Pilgrims” Coloring Craft – This project features several prints and then combines them into a wall mural or bulletin board decoration.
- Autumn Coloring Pages – Also great to use during November as the weather turns colder.
Thanksgiving Craft Ideas
- “Thankfulness to God” Wreath project – Printable template for a large wreath and decorations
- Printable Activity – Thanksgiving / Thankful Acrostic Poem
- Thanksgiving Crafts & Bible Lessons for Kids – Here is our list of popular activities and crafts about being thankful.
- Thanksgiving Craft: How to Make a Thankful Poster – Watch this video demonstration from Cullen about making an “I am thankful for” poster.
- Thanksgiving Bag Book Craft – Another video tutorial and printable directions.
- Printable Brackets “Someone is Thankful for Me”
- Harvest Bible Verses for Thanksgiving
- Blessing Journal for Kids
- November Blessing Calendars
More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Giving Thanks Each Day in November
- Thanksgiving BINGO for Sunday School
- Ministering to suffering children should also be a concern during this season. Read this article we’ve titled “Thanksgiving: it’s an ugly day for many kids” to get some tips.
- Thanksgiving Bible Verses – Our collection of popular Bible verses about giving thanks.
- Devotional – Be Thankful for Trials