Thankfulness Leaves

Our young kids made these thankfulness leaves for our lesson last week.  We talked about what we did on Thanksgiving and some of the things we are thankful for.  Then the kids colored in a couple of leaves.  They told us what they were thankful for, and we wrote it on the leaf for them.  […]

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Turkey Cup Craft

Here’s an alternative activity that uses the typical kids’ handprint turkey.  It’s very easy to make and you can fill it with a snack when you’re done!  Thank you to Sunday School Center for the pattern! Materials: construction paper/colored card stock (orange, yellow, green, red) stapler orange paper cups scissors crayon/marker/pencil Directions: 1.Print turkey head […]

Turkey Cookies

We didn’t actually make these for kid’s church, but I thought they would be a great in-class activity.  Once the cookies are made, it’s easy for the kids to assemble the decorations on top.  I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas! Ingredients: sugar cookie roll candy corn decorating gel/icing (orange, black, […]

Give Thanks Journal Craft

Last week the older kids made these cute thankfulness journals.  Our teacher just happened to have the materials sitting around her house.  She had gotten them years ago and had never gotten around to making them.  Perfect! Materials: Cheap notepade/notebooks (she said these were 3 for $1 at the dollar store and they already had […]

Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

Our young kids made these turkeys for their craft last week.  They are a little challenging, so you’ll definitely want a few older people to help the kids. Materials: styrofoam balls (1 small & 1 medium per kid) paint (orange & brown) constructions paper (yellow, orange & brown) toothpicks glue googly eyes scissors Instructions: 1. […]

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings by Mike Berenstain

This post contains an affiliate link. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that I’m on a roll with the children’s picture books lately.  I like the idea of teaching small children through engaging picture books, in smaller groups where they have an opportunity to engage and talk with their teacher.  What child doesn’t love being […]

Biscuits & Bible Verses

For our Thanksgiving lesson, I made these biscuits with a Bible verse about giving thanks inside.  They sort of look like fortune cookies.  They were a big hit with the kids!  They’re not difficult to make, just a little tedious.  Here’s how: 1. Gather tubes of refrigerated biscuit dough, tinfoil, printed Bible verses, scissors, muffin […]

Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving by Virginia Kroll

This post contains an affiliate link. I’ll be bringing this book along for Sunday School tomorrow.  I’ll be with the younger kids, and I’m not sure we’ll get to it, but we’ll try.  Saying Grace is a good book for the fall/Thanksgiving season.  The text length is moderate, so it could work for younger kids, […]

Thankful Fingerprint Trees

For our Thanksgiving lesson, we will be doing this cute craft.  I can’t remember if we’re doing something different with the older kids.  I’ll have to revisit that later.  Anyhow, the tree template came from One Fab Day.  What parent doesn’t like getting something with their child’s fingerprints on it?  The nice stamp pad pictured […]

Chocolate Acorns

Aren’t these adorable?!  These little acorn treats were featured in our local newspaper, so I ripped out the picture for my son to make them.  He loves working in the kitchen.  He made a whole plateful, and they were a huge hit.  So simple to make, and they’d be great for any kind of fall […]