You may have heard of advent countdowns to Christmas, but what about a countdown of Thanksgiving Bible verses for the month of November? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a time to give thanks to God for all the blessings of the year, and for all that God provides. And that is why this year I’m excited to partner with FaithGateway to give you a free printable of 28 Thanksgiving Bible verses!
As we approach Thanksgiving, you can use our 28 Thanksgiving scriptures to count down to the big day. Simply download the free Thanksgiving printable (PDF file), print it onto paper or card stock, and you’ll have Bibles Verses about giving thanks for every day between November 1-28. Our free Thanksgiving scriptures printable includes prompt questions for each day that you can also use for table conversation at breakfast or dinner with your family.
This is a great activity to teach your kids thankfulness not just one day of the year, but every day leading up to Thanksgiving! One thing you can do with your Thanksgiving scripture cards is turn over to the back of each card, and each day take turns writing something for which you are thankful. You can then make your own “Giving Thanks” or “Thanksgiving Blessings” jar!
Put your Thanksgiving Blessings jar in the middle of your family table or living room, and on Thanksgiving day, have your children take turns picking from the jar and read aloud all the blessings that were written throughout the month.
I pray that these Thanksgiving scriptures will help you read God’s Word and get your hearts and minds in a thankful place this season! Here’s a look at the first 7 days of Thanksgiving Bible verses, and be sure to get our free downloadable Thanksgiving printable for all 28 days.
Countdown to Thanksgiving: Days 1-7
Thanksgiving Bible Verses Day 1:
1 Chronicles 29:13 “Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”
Prompt Question: What can you give God thanks for right now and how can you praise His name?
Thanksgiving Bible Verses Day 2:
1 Thessalonians 1:2 “We always thank god for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.”
Prompt Question: Who can you pray for right now, mentioning them in your prayers?
Thanksgiving Bible Verses Day 3:
Psalm 147:7 “Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.”
Prompt Question: Think of a song we can sing with thankful hearts. Let’s sing it right now!
Thanksgiving Bible Verses Day 4:
Psalm 118:28 “You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.”
Prompt Question: What does it mean to exalt God? What would that look like in your life?
Thanksgiving Bible Verses Day 5:
Psalm 106:1 “Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.”
Prompt Question: Does God’s love ever run out? Why are you thankful for that?
Thanksgiving Bible Verses Day 6:
Psalm 100:4 “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.”
Prompt Question: Why do you think God loves it when we praise and thank Him?
Thanksgiving Bible Verses Day 7:
Psalm 95:2 “Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.”
Prompt Question: Why do you think God loves it when we sing to Him? Is it just the music that He loves, or the way our heart attitude is before Him?
Other Great Thanksgiving Resources for Kids
We have two books our family enjoys reading together this time of year that both celebrate the season and share a great message of God’s love for us:
- The Pumpkin Patch Parable: This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light.
- A Pumpkin Prayer: Little ones will delight in the wonders of this special time of year and learn to be thankful to God for His blessings. Colorful pumpkins, crunching leaves, crisp breezes—celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through charming illustrations and sweet rhymes that are perfect for young hearts.
How do you get into the proper place and mindset of thanksgiving? Will you use these Thanksgiving Bible verses with your family this Thanksgiving season? We’d love to hear from you!