All month we’ve looked at things we can thank God for. Often, we are thankful for what we have but forget to say thank you to the Creator of every good and perfect gift. He made food, family, and people that help us. In fact, God made the world and everything in it. God is so good and deserves to be thanked, celebrated, and praised.
The definition of praise is to express warm approval or admiration. Who deserves that more than God? So as we recap all we’ve seen this month that God has given, we need to praise and thank Him for all of it. This week, let’s truly celebrate God, how good He is, and all the great things He provides for us.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: I can praise God because He is good. (We Can Praise God • Psalm 149:1-5)
Memory Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.” Psalm 107:1, NIV
Key Question: Who is good?
Bottom Line: God’s is good.
Bible Story & Worship
Watch this video with your kids so you can recap and discuss it with them. Use the songs to really celebrate God and praise Him. I’ve still included Don’t Be a Turkey as it is a favorite but the other three will allow us to sing our thanks to the Creator of all.
Bible Story Video – We Can Praise God
Worship – Special
Worship – Brand New Day
Worship – Thank You God
Extra Song – Don't Be a Turkey
Next, use the Memory Verse video to practice one last time with your kids. It’s the end of the month so have a special prize you can give them when they say it all by themselves. The activity sheet and coloring page are fun resources to help reinforce what they’ve learned today.
Memory Verse with Hand Motions
Bible Story Activity
Bring Jesus To Their Level
Finish up your church at home by recapping the story and practicing the memory verse again. We can praise Him for this amazing world He made, for food, for family, and for people who help us. Everywhere we look, we see good gifts from God because God is good. Instead of creating a list this week that we’ll use in prayer, we’re going to each tell God, “I praise You because You are good.” Practice that a few times with your little ones so when you say their name they can say, “I praise You because You are good.”
PRAYER: “Dear God, We praise You because You are good! [Child’s name] . . . (prompt child to say, ‘I praise You because You are good!) [Family member’s name] . . . (Continue with each family member.) We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
As we wrap up, I’d like to leave you with one of the kids’ favorite ‘good-bye’ songs:
Let Me See Your Alligator
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in the discipleship of your kid(s). My prayers are with you.
“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.”Isaiah 54:13