Fall, November, and Thanksgiving are times set aside to focus on giving thanks. But when thanksgiving becomes a way of life, our entire lives will be changed. Instead of drowning in our circumstances, we begin seeing God as Sovereign Lord, a provider, and a protector. 

Use the following ideas to develop a heart of gratitude in your family and students.

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Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Activities

Enjoy simple ideas to help you develop a heart of gratitude in your family or classroom. 


Let's Be Thankful

Thanksgiving Books

Use these fun books to help preschool and elementary-aged children understand the history and purpose of Thanksgiving and ways to be thankful throughout the year.


Psalm 107:1 Coloring Sheet

Thanksgiving Bible Verses and Printables

Use this list of verses to read as a remind of God’s blessings and His wonderful deeds.  Use in your personal quiet time or to memorize as a family.  Enjoy the multiple printables throughout the month or as a quiet activity for the kiddos on Thanksgiving Day.


Handprint Turkey

Thanksgiving Crafts

Enjoy creating Thanksgiving crafts and handprints with your children or students to decorate your home, classroom, or Thanksgiving table.  


Gratitude Rolls

Thanksgiving Recipes

Cooking can be a very special time for a child.  Add meaning to the opportunity with a list of Thanksgiving-focused recipes. 


Thanksgiving Pumpkin

Giving Thanks

Use these ideas to build a grateful heart in your child or students.  Some activities can be done over a month's or week's time while others are as a single activity.

Giving Thanks

Little girl playing instruments.

Thanksgiving Songs and Poems

Enjoy fun songs and poems celebrating fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.

Songs and Poems

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