Adventist Adventurer Awards/Thankful Heart

Read the following Bible verses and talk about what you can be thankful for. edit

Psalms 136:1-4 edit

Psalms 136:1-4 (NIV)
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.

2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.

4 to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.

Colossians 4:2 edit

Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

I Thessalonians 5:18 edit

I Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

What day of the week should we be most thankful for? How can we make it special? edit

Sabbath is the day we should be most thankful.

We can make it special by:

Listen to and talk about the Bible story of the 10 lepers. edit

This story of "The Thankful Lepers" is perfect for 5 years old.

How to teach gratitude to children.

  • Use all ocasions to remind them to say thank you (remind your child to say thank you on a regular basis)
  • Ask gratitude questions
  • Perform acts of kindness
  • Model Gratitude (say thank you, talk about gratitude)
  • Establish a gratitude ritual (going to bed, during the ride to school, note of appreciation to someone, etc)

Make a craft that illustrates 10 people and/or things that you are thankful for. edit

Make a “thank you” card to be given to someone. edit

Printable Thank you Notes

Resources edit

How to Teach Children Gratitude Very Well Mind

Saddleback Kids YouTube