I created a Thanksgiving word search that teaches thankfulness. You can easily find word searches online that talk of turkey, stuffing, pilgrims and harvest. How many really get to the depth behind this important holiday? With my character development series and a focus on thankfulness, I want to provide a resource for you that is not only a great puzzle activity leading up to Thanksgiving but also something for the kids to do at the table while waiting for food on Thanksgiving day.
Thanksgiving Word Search that Teaches Thankfulness
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
In parenting, character development is reinforced through both modeling and intentional instruction. Some kids are more naturally grateful, but I have found that many humans lean toward an attitude of discontentment. I know I struggle in this way, although I have much to be thankful for. A state of dissatisfaction is not what God intends for our lives. We need to learn and instruct our children how to be appreciative for what we have and also how to rejoice in our struggles. This is not easy, but it is great perspective.
Romans 5:3-5b says, “ Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint.”
This Thanksgiving word search that teaches thankfulness is intended to do exactly that. I highlighted things that most of our kids with access to this printable can be thankful for in their lives.
Thanksgiving Word Search that Teaches Thankfulness – Free Download
I always like to provide my readers with free printables. I want to make it easier for you to engage with your kids in meaningful ways.
Please download this free Thanksgiving Word Search that Teaches Thankfulness right here.
Note: Due to an initial error on the Word Search, the words “church,” “food,” and “sunsets” have been removed.
I wish you the best as you celebrate with friends and family, focusing on all the blessings you have been given this holiday season and throughout the year!
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Curious regarding your “I am thankful for” word search if you actually found all the words? For some reason one of the teachers download this word search and completed it before it was handed out but for some reason three words can not be found. The words are food, church and sunsets. I highlighed the first letters of those words and still couldn’t find them. You did the word search yourself, right? Maybe at my age, I’m my eyes are not as sharp.
Hi Angnes, First of all I want to thank you for your gracious way of communicating. I did create the word search in that I went to a place where I could add my own words and then it would auto-populate the search portion for me. I copied that and then designed the graphic presentation. You are absolutely right! Those three words are left out. I’m going to need to go re-do my printable. I think the easiest step is to delete those three words from the search. I’ll do that right now. Thanks for the heads up, and I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. Blessings on your Thanksgiving day!
OK – It is all fixed now. Here is the updated version without those three words: https://meaningfulmama.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/THANKSGIVING-WORD-SEARCH-PRINTABLE.pdf
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