“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Being thankful is the way to go; in every season, in every circumstance. One of the best things we can do for our kids is instill a value for thankfulness within them. Why? Well, the Bible promises us that when we pray and give thanks, the peace of God will guard our hearts and our minds (Philippians 4:6-7). We want that for our kids.
Below is a thankfulness activity you can do with your kids this week. Print one per child, or fill it out as a family. Together, you can have an incredible week of thanks.
- Start by reading 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Ask, “What does it mean to give thanks in all circumstances?” Explain how this mean giving thanks in every situation, whether good or bad.
- Have each person in your family share one thing they are thankful for. Encourage your kids as they answer; being thankful (even if it’s for ice cream) is obeying God, which pleases Him greatly!
- Fill out the “My Week of Thanks” template (one per person or one for the family to share). When finished, take some time to pray, thanking God for the many ways He has blessed your family.
- Did your child say he or she was thankful for a specific person? Make sure you let that person know!
By Antioch Kids Ministry