Do you want to make this Thanksgiving more focused on being thankful? Here are 5 simple, yet beautiful Thanksgiving activity ideas to promote thankfulness in your family this year.
5 Simple Thanksgiving Activies, and 5 Thanksgiving verses
Let the whole family, or group of Sunday school kids participate in showing their thankfulness with a an encouraging decoration.
I Thessalonians 5:18 — Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Make a Thankful Wreath!
I love this great idea to Encourage Sibling Thankfulness
with this Thankfulness wreath activity
from Minivan Ministries
Psalm 107: 1 “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”
Make a Thankful Turkey!
This very cute turkey centerpiece, from healthnutfoodie.com has a tail made of feathers expressing your families thankfulness.
Eph. 5:20 “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,”
Write your thanks on a pumpkin!
Everyone can participate in this fun reminder of the many things we have to be thankful for with this great idea from
You could even take small pumpkins, and write a verse about giving thanks on each one to decorate your Thanksgiving table.
James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
Make a beautiful, simple fruit and nut centerpiece, like this one from Momspark.net, and you can add little paper notes with things you are thankful for.
Phillipians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Does your family have a special tradition for remembering to give thanks at Thanksgiving? I would love to hear about it! I hope that your family will enjoy these Thanksgiving activities. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
(all verses are from the ESV)