This is the eighth lesson plan in our series titled, “Toddlers Knowing God.” Each of these studies help children age 18-24 months better understand the character & nature of God. Click here to see the main index for these Bible lessons.
This particular lesson is based on Psalm 100:3-5 and teaches how to say thank you to God.
Thank You, God
Simple Lesson Series on God for 18-24 months
Scripture: Psalm 100:3-5
Main Idea: Thank you, God! (Repeat throughout the lesson. Use sign language for “thank-you” each time you say it.)
Supplies: Bible, See additional activities for other supplies and preparation.
With toddlers, you want to keep your lesson simple. If your class is able, get them to sit together on floor in front of you. Hold up your Bible. SAY: The Bible is God’s Word. The Bible tells us everything comes from God! We should thank God for everything in our lives. Thank you, God! (Do sign language.) Can you say thank you God?
The following activities are designed to reinforce the simple Scripture truth, encourage toddlers development, and engage their imaginations and creativity. Choose the ones that will work best for your classroom.
Thank you, God, for Me!
SUPPLIES: Mirror(s) for them to see themselves.
DO: Talk about different body parts God made as they look in the mirror.
SAY: Where is your hair? God made your hair! Thank you God for my hair!
Where is your nose? God made your nose! Thank you God for my nose!
God, you made me! Thank you God for me! Can you say thank you God?
Thank You, God, for My Family!
SUPPLIES: Pictures of their families
DO: Point and talk about different family members.
SAY: God gave you your mommy! Thank you God for mommy! God gave you your daddy! Thank you God for Daddy! God gave you a sister! Thank you God for my sister! God gave you brother! Thank you God for my brother. God gave you friends. Thank you God for my friends! God, you gave us a family! Thank you God for my family! Can you say thank you God?
Thank You, God, for Your Creation!
DO: Take a walk to discover things outside that God created.
SAY: Look at the tall trees! God gave us the trees. Thank you God for the trees! (Continue on with sky, flowers, grass, clouds, bugs, etc.) Can you say thank you God?
God Takes Care of Us
SUPPLIES: Pretend food, dress-up clothes, baby dolls, bottles, blankets-works well in a Dramatic Play center.
DO: Discover how God takes care of us. Show them how to care for a baby doll. Let them wrap the babies in a blanket, feed them, try to put on a diaper, etc. Emphasize that God takes care of us like we take care of the baby.
SAY: God takes care of us! Thank you God for caring for us! God gives us life! Thank you God for life! God give us food. Thank you God for food! God gives us water! Thank you God for water! God gives us clothes! Thank you God for clothes! God gives us a home! Thank you God for our homes! God gives us a church! Thank you God for our church! God gives us the Bible! Thank you God for the Bible! God gives us love! Thank you God for your love! God gives us Himself! Thank you God for You! Can you say thank you God?
Thank You, God, for Color!
Supplies: Paint, smocks, paper or easels
DO: Let them get messy and create beautiful works of art for God!
SAY: God gave us beautiful colors! We can paint beautiful pictures for God! Thank you God for colors! Can you say thank you God?
Thank You, God, for the Bible
SAY: This is the Bible! This is God’s Word! He gave it to us. Thank you God for the Bible!
DO: Read Psalm 100:3-5 (have them sit on your rug crisscross applesauce or do during snack), “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (NIV)
SAY: God, you are good! Thank you God for you! Can you say thank you God?
Pray to God
DO: Hold hands or bow your heads together (just demonstrate and ask them to do the same. Some may, most may just watch.)
SAY: We can tell God thank you all of the time! Let’s tell God now! Dear God, thank you for giving us life. Thank you for mommy and daddy and our families. Thank you for the Bible and for our church. Thank you God for you! We love you God! Amen!
Worship Him together with their favorite worship songs!
Giving thanks to God or showing your gratitude as an obedient religious person proved that you have faith and strong belief in God. There are lots of things and God’s blessings for what you should thank him from the bottom of your heart and almost for everything. Yes, you should praise to God not only when you’re going through sufferings or sad moments but always. Here’s some best Thank You Message To God for all the blessings and quotes that will help you to say thank you god for everything. We sincerely expect that from these thanking phrases for God you’ll find good thoughts to be more thankful to God and encouragement for living a glorious life with the blessings of God.
Thank You Message To God
Thank you for giving me strength to overcome adversity, to do what’s right for the benefit of the greater good, to rise above negativity.
Thank you God for every second on this earth, of which I will never receive back. Please teach me to steward this life that You have given to me.
God, thanks for giving me wisdom and bliss, I know that without you I couldn’t do anything. Thank you God for all the good that has happened in my life.
Father, thank You that You are always smiling, arms wide open welcoming this sinner back into Your embrace. Thank You for the joy it brings to share about You.
Thank you for giving me free will to love and be loved, to make my own decisions, to learn from my mistakes, to laugh when I am happy, to cry when I am sad.
Thank You for the strength by prayer to turn from self-pity over jealousy. Thank You for the wisdom to rest to continue serving You.
Thank You for still calling my name, for still loving me the same. My sins, you forgave. On that cross, my price You paid. Please help me understand the Gospel.
I will never stop thanking you’ve made me a reliable and committed person. Only to you I will be faithful forever. Thanks for everything, God, especially for my happiness and that of those around me.
Thank God for giving me life and for allowing me to share with family and friends good times that will be in the memory forever. Always light my way.
Thank You for the time I could spend with my friend and serve him, please teach me to love and serve others as You have served me first.
Thank You God Video Message
Thank You Wordings To Praise God
Thank You God for giving a sinner like me a new life, and an assurance that someday I will be with you in paradise, not by my merit, but Jesus’ perfect sacrifice on the cross for my sins.
Thank you for the energy that feeds my soul, the sun that warms our bodies and the air that fills our lungs…
Lord, mostly I am thankful for the relationship that I have with You. Lord, You initiated this relationship, by what Your Son endeavored to accomplish, paying the price for my sin, redeeming and reconciling me.
Thank you God for giving me another day, another chance to become a better individual, another chance to give and experience love.
It’s impossible to stop believing in you if you’ve saved me from a moment of depression, an you came into my life when I most needed it, thanks to you I’m a different person full of love and goals. Thank you God.
Thank you for giving me hope for an end to world suffering, pain, and war, for a beginning of a world filled with light and everlasting love.
Thank you is little for all the happiness you give me along with my loved ones. Thank God for letting me live so long with them and for all the good things I have in this life.
I’m thankful, Lord, that I do not have to live under condemnation anymore, that You have truly set me free, that I am a new creation that I need not live under the law anymore. Thankful Lord that You have given me joy unspeakable. Thankful Lord that You are longsuffering, allowing me to mature in You!
Thank you God for giving me health, for the food you provide, for the awareness you have awaken in me…
Thank you God for another year of life! Still many dreams, desires… and You are always faithful! What will this year bring, I don’t know! But You know, please lead me to trust in you.
How not love you and thank you if it was you, God, who gave me a chance to find happiness again. Blessed be your spirit.
Thank You, Jesus for the blessings showered upon us. Thank You for all the happiness, health, and wealth. Thank You for this day.
Thank you for my family, my friends, my pets, my colleagues, and for every other living creature I meet along my journey.
Thank You God For All Blessings
Dear God thank you very much for the opportunities you’ve given me to be happy with a wonderful woman, thank you for being born here on earth and helping me achieve success.
I am thankful, Lord, for everything that You allow to cross my path. Thankful for the decisions that You allow me to make and the lessons that come from these decisions.
Lord, words do not express my thankfulness. For Your mighty power is at work in me, transforming me, renewing my mind. To You Lord belong thanks eternal.
I’ll never stop thanking you for making me a better person. I promise to be loyal in every aspect. Thank you dear God for the happiness I now have in my life and for the people who are with me.
Dear God, thank you for my life on this earth, however challenging or not.
My life wouldn’t be enough to thank you for all the happy moments you’ve given me with my family. Thanks for giving me so much to live with them and for how wonderful my life is.
Thank God for showing me the way of wisdom and happiness, I feel that without you I could get anywhere. I thank you for all the positive things happened in this life.
Lord I come before You, desiring to provide thanks. Father, I have so much to be thankful for, things unseen and seen, that You have done in my life.
Dear God, if you hadn’t sent your son Jesus Christ to earth, this world would be much worse and without hope of being saved. Thank you for the sacrifice of your son.
Yet God You are and always will be there with me, even when it seems like I am forever in the wilderness, running further and further from You, You, my God are there guiding me back to Your loving arms.
God, thank you for giving me life and happiness, for guiding me in the right path of peace and salvation.
Thank you God for all your blessings to me and my family, for the strength you give me each day and for all the people around me who make life more meaningful.
Thank You God Quotes
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you’? – Dr. William Arthur Ward
Thank you, God, for the dignity and beauty of self. The precious innate self. The only thing that can’t be taken from us. The only thing we really own. – Marjorie Holmes
I have never had anyone love me the way you love me. I have never loved anyone the way I love you. Thank you God for showing us the way to each other. – Nishan Panwar
I thank you God for this most amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. – E.E. Cummings
I thank God I’m myself and for the life I’m given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me. – Maya Angelou
I’m blessed and I thank God for every day for everything that happens for me. – Lil Wayne
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not. – James Russell Lowell
I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. – Joyce Meyer
I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that’s in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute. – Maya Angelou
Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again. – Beatrix Potter
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. – Walt Whitman
Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then. – Garrison Keillor
Make it a habit to thank God everyday and may your prayers can bring benefits or rewards to your life. We are feeling pleased to be a part of your thankfulness to God and share these messages and quotes with you. We wish that you will find these thank you message to God helpful and able to show your hearty thanks to God for everything.