“Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD,
for he is good; his love endures forever.” – Psalm 106:1, NIV
Thanksgiving Devotional Day 26
Denise had spent the last two weeks talking about gratitude with her five-year-old daughter and her three-year-old son. No matter what she said, they seemed to struggle with the concept.
She wanted to share it with them but struggled to know what to do. Her friend, a caregiver for preschool children, told her to do an activity with her kids on the topic of gratitude. By doing something, her kids would be able to make a connection between gratitude and an action.
So, Denise decided to create a gratitude board with her kids. She bought some poster board and glue sticks. Then she gathered materials like newspapers, magazines, old books, shopping catalogs, and more.
She encouraged her kids to point to items that they liked and were thankful for. When they found an item, she cut it out, and the kids pasted it onto the board. This board became a visual way for her to talk about thanksgiving and what it really means.
When kids are young, it’s hard for them to understand concepts like thanksgiving. By doing a craft together, you can break down this big idea and make it easier to accept.
God, help me to show the next generation what it means to be thankful. Let me always have a grateful spirit wherever I go.