Thanksgiving Bible Crafts Giving Thanks All Year Long

by Karen & Grace Morris

Giving thanks is important. So, the thanksgiving Bible crafts will include projects that can be done at different times during the year. Although, there are fall leaves, a cute turkey and pumpkins to brighten your autumn Sunday school.

Click on the pictures to go to the individual thanksgiving Bible crafts.

4 Thanksgiving Bible Crafts With an Autumn Theme

These crafts would be great to do in November when people are celebrating Thanksgiving. Make a turkey, wreath, or choose one of the fall scenes.

The Thankful Turkey

thanksgiving turkey

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18.(KJV)

You will need;

  • Paper plate
  • Brown construction paper
  • Fall colored construction paper
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wiggly eyes
cut the paper pieces for the turkey

Cut a 4 1/2 inch circle from brown paper.

Cut two 4 1/2 by 1 inch rectangles from orange paper. Make four angle cuts to make the three feet on each rectangle.

Cut a 6 1/2 by 3 inch rectangle from white paper.

Cut several 4 1/4 by 1 inch rectangles from different fall colored paper. Then cut off one corner at an angle so that the top is pointed.

Also, cut a 1-inch square from yellow paper for the beak.

draw two curved lines

Fold the white rectangle in half. Draw a curved line from corner to corner. Draw another curved line 1 inch from the line.

cut the shape

Cut the shape out. It should look something like a rainbow. On the shape write “I am thankful for”.

glue the feet to the back

Glue the legs to the back of the brown circle.

Glue the circle to the center of the paper plate.

finish the turkey

Ask each child what they are thankful for. Write their answers on the colorful rectangles.

Glue the rectangles just above the brown circle.

Glue the white rainbow shape on the turkey. Make sure that the words on the feathers can be read.

Finish the turkey by adding wiggly eyes and a beak.

Give Thanks Wreath

give thanks wreath

A great fall project.

You will need;

  • Paper plate
  • Fall colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Colored Markers
make the leaves

Cut several 3 by 2 1/2 inch rectangles from orange, yellow, brown, red, and green construction paper. Fold the rectangles in half. Cut half of an oval with a point at both ends. Unfold, you should have a simple leaf shape.

glue the leaves to the rim of the plate

Glue the leaves to the rim of the paper plate.

write give thanks in the center

In the center of the plate, write “Give Thanks” in different colored markers. You can also write your message in pencil before using markers.

Give Thanks to the Lord

thanksgiving cross

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15 (KJV)

You will need;

  • Brown construction paper for the background
  • Orange paper
  • Scraps of black paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
cut an orange rectangle

Cut a 4 by 9 inch rectangle from orange construction paper.

fold in thirds and draw a pumpkin

Fold the rectangle in thirds. Draw a pumpkin between the fold lines.

write the message on the pumpkins

Cut your pumpkin out, but do not cut on the fold lines. You should have three pumpkins that are connected.

Write “Thank you Lord” on the pumpkins.

cut two rectangles for the cross

Cut a 4 by 1/2 inch rectangle from black paper. Also, cut a 2 1/2 by 1/2 inch rectangle.

finish the picture

Glue the pumpkins to the bottom of the brown background.

Use the black rectangles to make a cross and glue near the top of the background sheet.

Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving

enter His gates with thanksgiving

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalm 100:4 (KJV)


  • White construction paper or another color for the background
  • Orange construction paper
  • A scrap of brown paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
cut a rectangle and fold in half

Cut a 6-inch square from orange paper. Fold the paper in half.

round the tops and cut on the fold

Round the top of the rectangle. Then cut on the fold.

cut two rectangles for the gate posts

Cut two 5 by 1 inch rectangles from brown construction paper. Fold in half so that it is 1/2 inch wide.

finish your picture

Open the brown paper, add some glue, place the orange gate on the glue. Glue this side to the center of the background piece.

Write on the white paper “Enter into his gates with”. On the left side of the gate write “thanks” and on the right write “giving” and “Psalms 100:4”.

You can stop here or go on to make the picture have a fall theme.

make a fall tree to add the picture

To make this an autumn craft, add a fall tree. You can make a simple tree by cutting a 5 by 1 inch rectangle. Tear some fall colored construction paper into small pieces and glue to the top of the rectangle.

Thanksgiving Bible Crafts All Year Long

Scripture says a lot about giving thanks. Thanks appears 73 times and thanksgiving appears 28 in the King James Version.

The next thanksgiving Bible crafts you can do at other times besides autumn.

Sing about Thanks

sing your thanks

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: Psalm 92:1 (KJV)

You will need;

  • Sheet of your favorite colored construction paper
  • Round shape
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Marker
draw the music note

Fold the sheet of paper in half. The top rectangle is 3 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches from the fold.
For the notes, draw a line 1 1/2 and 1 inch wide from the bottom of the rectangle. Use a round shape to draw the circles. 

finish drawing your shape

Your shape should look something like this.

cut the shape out

Cut around the lines.

unfold and write the verse

Unfold the shape. At the top, write, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises. Psalm 92:1”

A Flower Craft

thankful flower

The flower is similar to the turkey. Use this craft in Sunday school when you are teaching about being thankful in the spring or summer.

You will need;

  • Yellow construction paper
  • Colored paper to make petals
  • Glue stick
  • Pen or Marker
cut the pieces for the flower

Cut a 4 1/2 circle from yellow paper. Cut six 4 1/2 by 2 inch rectangles from colored paper. You can use yellow or another color.
Fold each rectangle in half. Make an angled cut from the cut edge to the fold to make the top pointed.

write what the child is thankful for

Unfold. Write something that the child is thankful for on each petal.

glue the petals to the circle

Glue the petals to the back of the circle.

on the circle write thanks for

On the circle, write “Thanks for”. To save time, you could have the circle and rectangles already cut. Write the message on the circle. You could also have some petals with words already written such as: mom, dad, dog, cat, etc.

blue thank you flower

You can use a different color for the petals of the flower.

Learn to give thanks with thanksgiving Bible crafts for kids.

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