Hey Mommas. Tis the season to be thankful and I am sharing 5 family Bible lessons for thanksgiving that I created. All of the lessons center around a theme verse and have supplemental exercises and scripture readings.

You can do them all leading up to thanksgiving or once a week or whatever works for you family. As always, leave a comment and let me know if you plan to try them out and what you found helpful!!

Family Bible Lessons for Thanksgiving

1. Thanking the Lord Through Song

Scripture Focus:

I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalms 69:30

Reenforcing the scripture:


– Turn on your favorite praise and worship songs. Sing loud!!


-Challenge everyone in your family to come up with a short song of praise to God.


-Extra scripture reading: Nehemiah 12:40-43. God’s people had a day of praise and Thanksgiving to God to dedicate the new wall of protection for their city.

2. Thanking the Lord For Others

Scripture Focus:

I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers,
Philemon 1:4

Reenforcing the scripture:


-Make a list of people in your life that you are thankful for.


-Divide up the list and pray for them.


-Extra Activity: Make thank you cards and write the verse from Philemon 1:4 inside.

3. Thanking the Lord for His Provision

Scripture Focus:

And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
John 6:11

Reenforcing the scripture:


-Read the full story in John 6:1-14


– Tell your children that this is why we pray before eating. Jesus is always our example, if He thanked God for the food, we should too.


-Just for fun questions:
Would you have given your lunch to Jesus?
What kind of food would you ask God to multiply to feed the hungry?


-Thank God for the food we have to eat. Pray for those without food.


-Extra activity: Buy some food to take to a local food bank.


4. Thanksgiving Over Worry

Scripture Focus:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6

Reenforcing the scripture:


-Ask everyone in the family to tell a few things that they worry over and write a list.


– This scripture tells us not to worry but instead to pray. Spend some time praying over all of the cares mentioned and thank God for ALL good things in your life!!


-Read Matthew 6:25-34.


-Extra activity: Write this verse on index cards or small peices of paper. Tape them in rooms, the car, in the kids lunch box, or wherever it may be visible to be read often by the family and remind them to pray and remain thankful.

5. Thanking God for Salvation through Jesus

Scripture Focus:

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15

Reenforcing the scripture:


-Ask everyone to tell about the best gift they have ever received.


-Indescribable means that no words could truly explain how grateful we are for God’s gift of Jesus. If you were to try and describe the gift of salvation, what would you tell some one it was like?


-Jesus should be our number one reason to thank God. Because of His death, we have life!


-Pray together and thank God for Jesus.


-Extra Activity: Write the scripture in the center of a piece of white paper. Around the scripture write all of the ways Jesus is a gift to your family! I.E. peace, purpose, life…

Additional Supplemental Resources:

Gratitude ABC’s Idea and Free Printable

10 Fall Acitivities for Christian Families

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