Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 15: "I Will Be Thankful"

Lesson

Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 15: "I Will Be Thankful"

Teaching Thoughts

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.


Teacher Study

2 Weeks of Thanksgiving Scripture Study

"The Divine Gift of Gratitude" by President Thomas S. Monson

"Grateful in Any Circumstance" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Listen to "Gratitude: The Theory of Relativity" by Mary Ellen Edmunds as part of your Deseret Bookshelf PLUS subscription.


Music

"A Song of Thanks"- Children's Songbook pg. 20

"Can a Little Child Like Me?"- Children's Songbook pg. 9

"Children All Over the World"- Children's Songbook pg. 16

"Family Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 189

"For Health and Strength"- Children's Songbook pg. 21 (round)

"For Thy Bounteous Blessings"- Children's Songbook pg. 21 (round)

"I Am Glad for Many Things"-  Children's Songbook pg. 151

"I Have Two Ears"- Children's Songbook pg. 269

"I'm Thankful to Be Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 11

"I Thank Thee, Dear Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 7

"I Think the World is Glorious"- Children's Songbook pg. 230

"My Heavenly Father Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 228

"Thanks to Our Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 20

Videos

The Coat (about 2 minutes)- a great story of kindness

The Ten Lepers- Illustrated Scripture story about 1 minute


 
 

My Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 15 handout packet includes

  • Thankful Card- This goes with the picture activity. However, you can also take the cards and glue them on to a piece of paper as a collage or play a matching game.
  • Thankful Bag Cover- Put the "I am thankful for" label on a paper bag and fill your bag up with items- either the thankful cards or go on a walk and put dead leaves and dandelions inside.
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Activity Ideas

Go on a Thankful Hunt- I love this idea.  Find things in each category as you walk around that you can be thankful for- includes a story from President Monson.

Count Your Blessings- A picture hunt to find things to be thankful about.

Every Blessing that I Enjoy Here- Print out and play the matching game or put the pictures in a bag and have each child pick one out and say what it is and if it makes the happy. You could also punch holes in the middle of the pictures and make thankful necklaces out of them with colored pasta on yarn too.

Heavenly Father's Many Blessings- Draw a happy face next to the pictures of the blessings you enjoy; draw an extra one in the blank space.

Let Thy Heart Be Full of Thanks Unto God- Bright Idea poster

Be a Sunbeam for Jesus- Sun template for room to draw in the middle or put Thanksgiving stickers on it

Showing Thanks- Poem with pictures and a spot to draw

Live in Thanksgiving Daily- Bright Ideas poster

Coloring Pages

I am Thankful for- A poem and bordered page for little ones to draw something they are thankful for.

I am Thankful for my Blessings- Coloring page of the story of the 10 lepers.

I am Thankful to Know we are All Children of God- Coloring Page