Here’s some ideas you can use for a lesson on Thanksgiving.
Verse: Psalms 136:1(NLT) Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
This verse not only tells us to give thanks to God, it tells us why. He is good and His love endures forever. Talk to the children about reasons we should thank God. There are other reasons listed in Psalm 136.
Beanbag of Thanksgiving:
One way to have the children thank God is to have a beanbag of thanksgiving. Throw the beanbag to different children. Any child who catches it must tell something he thanks God for. Remind children that this is a time for thanksgiving not prayer requests. If a child has a hard time thinking of something, remind him or her of the reasons listed in the memory verse.
Thank God For Children: At the end of the Beanbag of Thanksgiving, thank God out loud for the children under your care. You can say something like this. “Scripture says children are a reward from the Lord, and blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. So I thank God for all of you. You are my reward from God.” This not only shows the children you’re thankfulness, but it gives them the assurance that God considers them a blessing when the world sometimes considers children a curse.
Bible Lesson: (Luke 17:11-19)
Ten lepers came to Jesus to be healed. Jesus healed them all. But only one leper came back to thank him. Jesus told that leper his faith has made him whole. God blesses those who have a thankful heart.