August 9th | I Can Say Thank You – Thank God for Every Good Thing
Key Bible Passage: Luke 17:11-19, Jesus Heals 10 Sick Men
Memory Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.” 1 Chronicles 16:34a
When Jesus healed 10 sick men, only one came back to thank Him. God gives us so many good things. We should always take time to give Him thanks.
Craft: Thankful feet
You Will Need: Card or paper, pen or marker, crayons. Trace the outline of your child’s shoes onto a sheet of card or paper. Put the card on the ground and get your children to step lightly onto the paper (one foot at a time so as not to damage the paper) Remind your children that 10 men were healed but only 1 came back to thank Jesus. Only one man had “thankful feet.” Give your children crayons so that they can decorate their own “thankful feet.”
Play Time: Get your children to act out the story. You could use toys to represent Jesus and the healed lepers. Line the toys up against a wall, facing the wall. Place the Jesus figure somewhere in the room. When you give the go ahead, turn one of the toys around and run to the Jesus toy and say, “thank you.”