Feed a greedy water creature, make prayer journals filled with thanksgiving, eat a meal of manna and learn about a king who saw disaster coming and prepared by praising God!

Choose from these activities and more to help kids:

  • notice and be grateful for all the ways God cares for them
  • be thankful even when they’re disappointed
  • trust God to provide their needs.

You’ll also find this lesson helpful for kids who complain a lot, who take their blessings for granted, or who have trouble accepting limits on treats or pleasurable pursuits.

Recommended resources

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Things
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2013. Ages 4-7.

Buck Denver’s Bad Day: A Lesson in Thankfulness
by Phil Vischer. JellyTelly, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Give Thanks
by Kathryn O’Brien. Tyndale, 2016. Ages 3-6.

I Want to Be Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook
by Stephen Elkins. Tyndale, 2015. Ages 4-7.

“In All Things Give Thanks” from Adventures in Odyssey #32: Hidden Treasures (CD)
Tyndale, 1998. Ages 8-12.

Auto B Good: Faith Builders (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2011. Ages 2-6.

VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life (DVD)
Big Idea, 2010. Ages 4-7.