Remember 1 Thess 5:18: “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you!” God wants us to be thankful for the little things in life as well as the big! This Bible game will help reinforce that desire.
Thanksgiving Bible Game: Chopstick Thanks
- Chopsticks, 1 pair for each child
- 2 unshelled walnuts
- 2 green beans
- 2 cranberries
- 2 bread squares from a bag of stuffing
Children will pass along different sized objects using nothing but chopsticks.
God wants us to be thankful at Thanksgiving for our huge meal. But he also wants us to remember His part in the little things we get every day. Sunshine to bring us light, sidewalks to walk on, birds to make pretty singing, the smell of your dad’s cologne…there are a million little things we have to be thankful for, and some people go their whole lives without thanking God for any! Let’s do better! While we’re passing little things…let’s say prayers of thanks for the little things God does.
1. Have the children sit in two circles, forming two teams.
2. Give each child a pair or chopsticks and pick one child on each team to start the game.
3. Hand the starter child the unshelled walnut and have him/her place it in between their chopsticks.
4. Have them pass the walnut to the next player using only their chopsticks.
5. As she passes, she should thank God for some little thing: “Thanks, God, for sunshine!” or “Thanks, God, for buttons!” Originality is grand!
6. The next child will repeat these steps with whoever is next to them and so on.
7. Once the walnut has made it around the circle, repeat the steps above with the green bean, cranberry and bread square.
8. If a child drops an object, he must say “thanks, God, for [something else]” before picking it up and passing it. If the object drops while one child is passing
to another, both must thank God for something small.
9. The first team to pass all the objects wins.
We were able to think of a lot little things to be thankful for, weren’t we? What were some of the favorites that you heard from your teammates?
Let them discuss.
Remember 1 Timothy 5:18: “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you!”