- large brown paper grocery bags (one for each child)
- a pie plate (for tracing a pie circle)
- crayons or markers
- magazines (optional)
- glue sticks (for magazine option)
- Trace one circle ("pie") for each child.
- Cut the pie shape - or allow the kids to do this. (NOTE: This may be difficult for some young children.)
- Draw up to four sections on each pie. For very young children, you may wish to leave the pie whole.
- Print the Bible verse in one section of the pie.
- Create an example pie with drawings (or words) of things the kids may be thankful for.
- Talk about things the children are thankful for (family, homes, food, clothes, pets, friends, good health, toys, etc.).
- Show the children the pie shapes as well as the example with pictures.
- Encourage them to drawn (or write) one thing that they are thankful for in each section.
- Have them add zigzag lines around the edge to represent the pie crust.
- Use magazine pictures instead of drawings.
- Take a picture of each child with his family prior to the activity. Have a print out of the family picture for the child to add to his pie.
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13 (NIV)
How have you taught beginning readers to be thankful for their blessings? Send me your ideas or pictures of the projects, and I will display them. Because of confidentiality, I will cannot post pictures of children.
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