What You Need
Child-friendly Bible, strips of autumn
colored paper (1" x 10"), markers, stapler.
Read Psalm 95:1-7
and/or Psalm 100.
What You Do
For classrooms: Divide class into small groups. Give each group 12
strips of paper and markers.
For a dinnertime setting: Give each person one strip of paper. If you
have more than twelve people, have them work together, if there are
less than twelve, give each person more than one strip of paper.
Challenge the participants to use the letters from the word,
THANKSGIVING to write something they are thankful for on their strips
of paper. For example, "T" is the first letter in
Thanksgiving, "I am thankful for my "teachers."
When all the strips are completed, fasten them together using the
stapler to form a chain. Discuss what everyone has written. Hang the
Thanksgiving Chain in your classroom or drape it in a prominent place
during Thanksgiving dinner.
S. A. Keith