Thanks Be to God 

Thanks Be to God 

“For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest . . . Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:10-15 (TLB).

Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much, and when we take your gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for your help.

Thanksgiving to our GOD continues into Advent/December (and forever) for the greatest Gift—His Son, our Savior JESUS CHRIST—be exalted, glorified, and magnified as we bow down and worship! Yes, come let us adore HIM, CHRIST the LORD! Joy to the World!


H-HIM (God)

A-always for our

N-never failing, never ending

K-KING of kings

S-Savior and LORD


G-giving Your

O-only Begotten Son

D-divine, devoted, dedicated Deliverer, Day-Spring, and Door-to-God


FALLing Into Gratitude

“It is a good thing to give thanks to The LORD…” Psalm 92:1

Banner: “Thankful tree, falling into gratitude.”

Focus: Think of 3 people or blessings for which you can be thankful.

Some falls are just FUN…piles of leaves, pillows, comforters, clothes…


Students think of 3 people or things for whom or which they are thanking GOD (i.e. dad/mom/family; favorite food; singing; pets; ). Write your list and use photos, magazine pictures, etc. of your list. Now, write them on a practice sheet. Parents, family, teacher or helper checks students’ list for accuracy and neatness. Students are then given leaf-shaped paper to color and write the names of 3 people or things for which they can be thankful. Glue or tape any pictures on the reverse side of your leaves

Grades 1-2

Write a sentence for whom or what you thank GOD:  family, church, school, hobbies, places (e.g. Thank you God for taking walks, biking with my family.) Teacher or helper checks for accuracy and neatness. Students are then given leaf-shaped paper to color and write their 3 sentences. (Eager learners are given additional leaves to color.)

Grades 4-adults

Follow the above directions!

Decorate the Thankful Tree with the leaves (with some left on the floor, thus our theme, FALLing into Gratitude.)

©2020 Penelope White

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Penelope WhitePENELOPE ALLEN WHITE, wife, mother of two young adult sons, and G’ma puts into print her heart’s desire—that is, for all children and people to intimately know God. She is a Christian educator and speaker, church school curriculum writer and teacher, workshop facilitator, middle school counselor, neighborhood tutor and still finds time to enjoy a game of hopscotch!

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