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.
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.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18.(KJV)
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.
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 out. It should look something like a rainbow. On the shape write “I am thankful for”.
Glue the legs to the back of the brown circle.
Glue the circle to the center of the paper plate.
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.
A great fall project.
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 paper plate.
In the center of the plate, write “Give Thanks” in different colored markers. You can also write your message in pencil before using markers.
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15 (KJV)
Cut a 4 by 9 inch rectangle from orange construction paper.
Fold the rectangle in thirds. Draw a pumpkin between the fold lines.
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 a 4 by 1/2 inch rectangle from black paper. Also, cut a 2 1/2 by 1/2 inch rectangle.
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 into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalm 100:4 (KJV)
Cut a 6-inch square from orange paper. Fold the paper in half.
Round the top of the rectangle. Then cut on the fold.
Cut two 5 by 1 inch rectangles from brown construction paper. Fold in half so that it is 1/2 inch wide.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Your shape should look something like this.
Cut around the lines.
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”
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.
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.
Unfold. Write something that the child is thankful for on each petal.
Glue the petals to the back of the circle.
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.
You can use a different color for the petals of the flower.
Learn to give thanks with thanksgiving Bible crafts for kids.