Activities to Reflect Thankfulness

BY: Carrie Henning

November 25, 2019

1 min read



It’s Thanksgiving week, and we want to celebrate thankfulness. Although we should do this every day, there’s something special about having a grateful heart in this season. It’s even more special when this happens with your loved ones.


We want to give you some ideas on how to cultivate a sense of thankfulness in this season with your family and friends.


Thankful Lists

It’s simple but effective! You can have each member of your family write a list of what they’re thankful for (set a number to meet). Or, you can write on together as a family. You can do this anywhere, but you can also use printables! Head to our Pinterest board to find some fun printables that double as decorations.


Thankful Turkeys 

Cute and themed! You will need:

  • Template (see link)
  • Cardboard (the inside of cereal or cracker boxes work well)
  • Colored cardstock (red, orange, yellow, and green)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Colored cardstock

On the feathers, write things you’re thankful for!


Read about Thankfulness in the Bible

Being thankful is biblical! Sit together as a family and read about have a thankful heart. Here are some great verses to get you started:

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34
  • Psalm 107:8-9
  • Psalm 100:4
  • 2 Corinthians 9:11
  • Philippians 4:6-7


Give Back

Giving back to your local community helps you feel a sense of thankfulness, but also helps others! For ideas on how to give back, visit our blog about giving back to those in need or around you.




For more activities, you can visit our Be Grateful Pinterest board.

For Thanksgiving-themed crafts, you can visit our art blog.

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Carrie Henning

Carrie works at LUOA as the Coordinator of Social Communications. She graduated from Liberty University with her bachelor’s in elementary education and is working on her master’s in communications. She grew up in Tampa, FL, and loves reading, writing, and drinking (overpriced) coffee.

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