This month, we want to cook up a big Recipe For Thanks with our preschoolers! Thinking about the things we’re thankful for is the key to any recipe of thanks—and a thankful heart. We chose Recipe For Thanks as our theme because we want our preschoolers to learn how to have a thankful heart.
We will start the month learning about the Ten Commandments. Commandments are some of those ingredients that may not sound yummy but they are oh so good for you. Week one, we’ll get to hear all about the time God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. While we won’t delve deeply into all of them (Some of them are a little out of a preschooler’s realm of understanding.), we will shout out loud and clear God’s number one commandment, we should love God more than anything!
During week two, we’ll learn all about the Lord’s Prayer. Our preschoolers will hear how Jesus taught them how to pray and practice praying the way He modeled. Preschoolers will learn that they can pray anytime, anywhere, and about anything. That’s something to be thankful about!
We all need people to help us. We can be thankful for our family and friends and all the people in our community. Think about how many people help you each and every day. During week three, our preschoolers will hear the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz, and that story is full of people who help! Our preschool friends will also identify who the people are that help them each and every day.
Our final ingredient for thankfulness is not just one thing but THINGS! It’s all the things we need, like water, food, clothes, and a place to live. We will talk about being thankful for God giving us what we need with Psalm 23 during week four. Preschoolers will hear how God takes care of us like a shepherd takes care of his sheep.