(Lesson and games are age appropriate for 2nd-6th Grade)
Discussion: Throughout the book
of Psalms we are told to give thanks to God. (Read the following three
Psalms and discuss what the writer was thankful for.) " 'Give thanks to the LORD, for he is
good; his love endures forever.' Psalm 136:1",
" 'I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my
salvation.' Psalm 118:21" and " ' The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song.' Psalm 28:7".
What are some of the things the writer of these Psalms
was thankful for? (God's goodness, enduring
love, answered prayers, salvation, protection, help.)
What are some things that you are thankful for? (allow
Today we will play a game called "THANKFUL".
As you play, think of some things you are thankful for to form the word,
"THANKFUL", and to say what God's character is like. For
example, Thankful begins with the letter "T". I am thankful
for my teeth, because God is trustworthy.