A Thanksgiving craft for children’s ministry is a wonderful way to teach appreciation and thankfulness. With this Thanksgiving craft, kids direct their thanks to God as they consider his good and perfect gifts. Help grow children’s gratitude with this meaningful, Bible-based activity!
Thanksgiving Craft for Children’s Ministry
Scripture: James 1:17
- full 8-ounce bottles of water (1 per child)
- paper towels
- crepe paper streamers (assorted colors)
Distribute the small water bottles to each child. As kids drink their water, say: Water is one of those things we often take for granted. We drink water every day, and our body needs it to live. But we’re so used to having it that we sometimes forget to thank God for something so simple yet important. Thanksgiving is a time we remember to thank God for all his wonderful gifts.
Once their water bottles are empty, have kids take off the labels and dry out the inside of the bottles as much as possible.
Set out the colored crepe paper streamers. Have kids tear off small pieces, write or draw something they’re thankful for on each piece, crumple the pieces, and place them in their empty bottles. Challenge kids to fill the bottles with thanks and then replace the caps.