Our Thanksgiving Chain

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!
For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 136:1-3

Here is a project you can do with your family to carry you from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  First, count the days from Thanksgiving to Christmas on your calendar. Next, cut out that many strips of colored paper, approximately 1 inch by 6 inches.  Grab your Bible, the paper strips, some markers, and a stapler, and gather the family around your kitchen table.

  • Read a Psalm of Thanksgiving such as Psalm 136.
  • Talk about things for which you are thankful.
  • Divide the strips of paper between all family members.
  • Everyone can use markers to write blessings on their paper strips.
  • When everyone is finished, mix up the paper strips.  Curl one strip into a circle and staple it.  Run another strip through the first circle and staple it to itself.  Continue http://phentermine-med.com stapling strips until you have a long chain of circles.
  • Hold the chain around the table and let family members read the items together as you thank Jesus.
  • Hang the chain on a nail in the kitchen so you can see how many days until Christmas.
  • Each morning at breakfast, let one person tear off the bottom link of the chain. Say a prayer of THANKS again for whatever is listed on that slip of paper.
  • Each day the chain will get shorter until it’s Christmas!

Today’s TEA CUPP:  Plan to do this activity with your family at Thanksgiving.  Until then, talk with your kids about God’s blessings. He’s blessed us so much we can’t even name them all!  Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to your family!

Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesians 5:20

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