Free Download: Thanks & Giving Lesson Plans

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I mentioned a few days ago that I wrote a two part Thanksgiving lesson called Thanks & Giving when I was a Children’s Pastor. Well, someone asked about the lessons and I decided to go back through all my old disks and see if I could find it. And I did! And it’s actually formatted nice with minimal typos!

So, I’m going to give it to you today for free! It’s two whole lessons that consist of a theme intro, three central truth object lessons (one of which is usually a memory verse game) and a small group activity. It was written for a children’s church setting but could be easily adapted to a Bible Club, small group, Sunday School or even with your own kids at home.

There are a few props needed, a video or two but all in all it’s stuff you should have around the house or should be able to find at a local bookstore, library or online! I’ve linked to the books and movies or to anything else that might be unusual.

So, here you go—Thanks & Giving: A Children’s Church Lesson!

Week One: THANKS

Week Two: GIVING

Feel free to download and print. Then use it with your kids or pass it on to a children’s leader at your church!

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  1. thanks Amanda — this is awesome!!

  2. This is fabulous! Thank you so much for making this available!!!

  3. Thanks for the resource! I’m the children’s director at our church! I’ll stick ’em in my folder for next year!

  4. I’ve looked all over but the only way I can find to print the Thanksgiving lesson is to pay for them (another company). Am I missing something?

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