Use this object lesson on giving thanks to teach kids why it is important to be thankful.
Object Needed: Stationary
Big Idea: Remember to always thank God.
We've included the text for this object lesson below and we even recorded a video to help give you ideas for how to teach it. Enjoy watching!
Giving Thanks Object Lesson Script
Have any of you ever seen one of these in your house? There maybe once stuffed in a drawer somewhere. This is a box of stationery. Inside you have small sheets of paper and matching envelopes. People used to use stationery quite frequently. They would sit down and write letters to each other.
One of the most common of which was the thank you letter. Fewer and fewer people are using letters. Most people use email or text messages to stay in touch, and with our busier than ever schedules, who has time to sit down and write an actual letter? It’s getting harder and harder to find stationery for sale, but there are still people who use it in spite of changing communication habits and technology. These people still know the importance of a handwritten letter.
There's nothing like a handwritten note of thanks to show just how much someone appreciated a gift. Stationery may be old-fashioned and out-of-date to some people, but giving thanks is never out of date. When someone does something nice for you you should thank them: be it verbal or written, and when the Lord blesses you you should take the time to thank him.
Giving thanks isn't a time-consuming difficult thing we simply close our eyes and say Lord, thank you for your blessings. You know what he's done for you so thank him specifically for every blessing and never forget what he's done for you.