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There are so many wonderful scriptures that relate to major holidays that you can use in crafts, games and other activities. Below are our favorite scriptures that relate to Thanksgiving which parents and teachers are most likely to love as well! They are:
(1) brief, which means little fingers can manage to write them, even if they are just learning to write.
(2) popular and central to the Christian message, which means it’s important for kids to learn them, and
(3) lovely and poetic, which makes them great to go on special Thanksgiving craft projects and take-home gifts.
For very young children or for crafts where a very short scripture is needed, you can use the first or second half of these verses, and they still make perfect sense!
Favorite Thanksgiving Scriptures
Here are my favorite Thanksgiving scriptures in the order that they can be found in the Bible:
OFFER TO GOD A SACRIFICE OF THANKSGIVING, AND PERFORM YOUR VOWS TO THE MOST HIGH.
I WILL PRAISE THE NAME OF GOD WITH SONG, AND SHALL MAGNIFY HIM WITH THANKSGIVING.
IT IS GOOD TO GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, TO SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME, O MOST HIGH;
LET US COME BEFORE HIM WITH SONGS OF THANKS. LET US SING HAPPY SONGS OF PRAISE TO HIM.
ENTER HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING AND HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE; GIVE THANKS TO HIM AND PRAISE HIS NAME.
GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD, FOR HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!
LORD, YOU ARE MY GOD, AND I THANK YOU. MY GOD, I PRAISE YOU!
ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER FOR EVERYTHING IN JESUS’ NAME.
AND LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST RULE IN YOUR HEARTS, TO WHICH INDEED YOU WERE CALLED IN ONE BODY; AND BE
1 TIMOTHY 4:4″5
FOR EVERYTHING CREATED BY GOD IS GOOD, AND NOTHING IS TO BE REJECTED, IF IT IS RECEIVED WITH GRATITUDE; FOR
IT IS SANCTIFIED BY MEANS OF THE WORD OF GOD AND PRAYER.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:18
IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS; FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD.
LET US BE GRATEFUL FOR A KINGDOM THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN.
Indian Corn Decoration & Thanksgiving Bible Craft
When Columbus discovered America, the people of Europe did not know anything about corn. There were no ears of corn anywhere except North America. The natives ate it all the time, however, as they had cultivated it much earlier in their history. At the first Thanksgiving celebration, held in 1621, corn was high on the menu. It helped the early settlers make it through the long, cold winter without starving. It was one of the dishes for which the Pilgrims gave hearty thanks! Let’s celebrate corn with this cute Thanksgiving craft!
1. Use a real ear of corn to trace the outline of the corn.
2. Use a dark-colored crayon or marker and, starting at the bottom, draw little circles a row at a time. They should look like jellybeans.
3. Color in the circles, alternating orange and yellow.
4. Make three ears of corn drawings.
5. Cut out the drawings.
6. Attach strands of straw or dried grass to the top of the corn.
7. Paste the pictures of the corn to the construction paper.
8. Draw a border around the edge of the construction paper. (See picture.) Use your imagination to make the border. It can be loops, or Xs or circles drawn with colorful crayons or markers.
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