Worship and thanksgiving are integrally connected. When we worship God, we’re recognizing and thanking Him for who He is and what He’s done. Telling stories of thanksgiving and acknowledging to God all the ways you’re grateful for Him is a key act of worship. This month, set aside some time to create fun poems of thanksgiving to God.


• Thankful Poem from bit.ly/ThankfulPoem
• 1 sheet of paper per person
• 1 pen or pencil per person


1. Before you begin this activity, download and print a copy of the Thankful Poem template for each family member from http://bit.ly/ThankfulPoem. However, do not show them to anyone or pass them out quite yet!
2. Give each family member a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil.
3. Have them write the numbers 1 through 10 down the side of the page.
4. Read through the following list of 10 fill-in-the-blanks, and have your family members write down the first thing that comes to their minds when they hear each phrase. (Be sure not to compare answers so everyone’s poem will be different!)
5. Once everyone has a list of 10 answers, pass out a copy of the Thankful Poem template to each
person and have each one fill in the blanks using the answers he or she wrote down.
6. Finally, go around and have everyone read his or her Thankful Poem out loud as an act of worship to God.


1. Body part, plural
2. Type of flower/plant
3. Season (winter, spring, summer, or fall)
4. Sound a person makes (laugh, sing, talk, cry, sneeze, etc.)
5. Favorite toy
6. Family member who loves to cook (dad, mom, sister, brother, grandma, etc.)
7. Favorite food
8. Favorite fruit, plural
9. Item of clothing, plural
10. Sign of affection, plural (hugs, kisses, cuddles, smiles, etc.)