There is so much to be thankful for. I'm sure you and I could fill a page in a few minutes of all the things that we have and love and are truly blessed by.
But sometimes I look over my list and realize it's filled with a lot of things - good things - things that make my heart swell with thanksgiving. Then I look at my prayers and they are the same. I often lack a working knowledge of the God of all Creation. He seems to elude my praises, not because I He's not worthy! But because I lack a constant stream of knowledge of who He is and why He is completely praiseworthy.
Right now in the She Proves Faithful In the Word reading plan (you can sign up free here), we are reading Scriptures that teach us reasons to praise and give thanks to God and ways to give praise and thanks to God!
I've made a little free print out for us to do in our own study and worship of God, or with our kids. Because my first home-made construction paper version was shredded by an almost two year old, who shall remain nameless.
Select a reading from the November SPF in the Word reading plan, or from the list below, or any reading of Scripture, and fill in this chart.
In a few minutes of reading and making observations, you will have reasons and ways to praise and give thanks to the God of the Universe!
Great Thanksgiving Activity for the Whole Family
This little print out is an excellent Thanksgiving activity that goes beyond a list of things we are thankful for (which is great too!). This will have family members looking at God in His Word and being dazzled by the glorious One on High!
Here's how you can use it on Thanksgiving Day:
- Print out a Give Thanks chart for each person
- Provide a Bible and pen for each person
- Provide time to read aloud or on their own and fill in the chart
- Have people share some reasons and ways they can give praise or thanks to God that they observed in the Scriptures.
- Finish the time with a prayer of praise and thanks
Scripture Passage Ideas:
- SPF in the Word November Reading Plan (if you're not signed up, sign up here for free)
- Psalm 95
- Psalm 146
- Psalm 111
- Psalm 150