Are you looking for free Sunday school activities & crafts for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Lesson? Try these ideas to motivate your 6-8 olds to talk about their holiday and what they are thankful for.
Free Thanksgiving Sunday School Activities
Tell the story of the first Thanksgiving to the children in the class.
A picture book version isn’t necessary but a simplified version of the story will put it into the understand level of the age group.
Choose some of the children to play the principle parts in the story you have just told. Have them act out the story as you retell it to the class.
Why did the Pilgrims come to America? Why did they need to leave their own country?
Give each child a piece of paper with the word “Thanksgiving” at the top of it. Then ask the children to write as many words as they can find using only the letters contained in that word for example “thanks” “ink” etc. Set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes depending on your time constraints.
What are the children thankful for? Take answers. Make sure that the students also think about things that they take for granted such as sunshine, water, people who care, medicine, etc.
Supply a large piece of construction paper that can be pinned to the wall when complete. Write the words “Thank you God” across the center of this. Also supply smaller gift tag pieces of paper, some art supplies and glue. The children should write down something they are thankful to God for, and then decorate their tag before gluing it to the larger picture. Pin this to the wall when complete.
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