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This Give Thanks to the Lord unit study is perfect for the week before Thanksgiving or ANY time of year–because it is always good to give praise to God.

Thanks to Melissa Crabtree for creating and contributing this Give Thanks to the Lord unit study to Homeschool Share.

Give Thanks to the Lord Unit Study Lessons

Here is a sample of the lessons you will find in the Give Thanks to the Lord unit study download:


Scripture Memory
This story is based on Psalm 92:1. Memorize this verse as a family this Thanksgiving!  Psalm 100 is also about thanking the Lord and praising Him.  This is a bit longer (5 verses) and would be easy to commit to memory as well. 

It would be great to learn the Doxology this week.  Learn it and sing it as a family as your Thanksgiving prayer or have your children sing it for grandparents.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Language Arts

Making a List
Make a list with your child of all the foods he sees in the illustrations.  (How many of these foods will you have this Thanksgiving?)

Use Psalm 92:1 or Psalm 100:1-5 for copy work.   Consider sending this written verse to a grandparent to enjoy and share in the praise!


Our Five Senses
Discuss the five senses God has given us. Hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell.

“What are the children seeing?”

“What are the children hearing?”

“What are the children touching?”

“What are the children smelling?”

“What are the children tasting?”

You could chart the answers on the senses printable (with words or drawing pictures) and write or draw them if you would like to develop this further.

Go-along book: My Five Senses by Aliki

The Digestive System
The boy and his grandpa mention having very full stomachs after dessert. Point out the location of your child’s stomach. Have your child look at/feel his stomach before a meal and then after. What is the difference?

For your older child, discuss the entire digestive tract and the role it plays in our body. What Happens to a Hamburger by Paul Showers is a “Let’s Read and Find Out Science” book that explains the digestive system.


Mixed Media
These illustrations were painted with watercolors after the main picture was drawn. Have your child observe the pictures, noticing the pencil lines and the paint over them. Have your child draw a picture (with pencil) of something they are thankful for. Then paint it with watercolors.

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Give Thanks to the Lord Printables

This Give Thanks to the Lord unit study includes a few printables to enhance your learning time:

  • Five Senses Page
  • Counting and Using Tally Marks Page
  • Doxology Copywork Page
  • Proverbs 17:22 Copywork Page
  • I Am Thankful Page

How to Get Started with this Give Thanks to the Lord Unit Study

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Give Thanks to the Lord unit study.

  1. Buy a copy of the book, Give Thanks to the Lord, or grab one from your local library.
  2. Print the Give Thanks to the Lord unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
  5. Enjoy a week of thankful learning with your student.

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