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Be Thankful and Learn ABC’s Activity for Children

Thanksgiving is a time to stop and give thanks to God for our many, many blessings. Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t the only time we should give thanks. We are commanded over and over again in Scripture to give thanks…in every circumstance and for all things! But I do love that we can set aside a day or two to really focus in on our blessings instead of taking them for granted {which I can be so guilty of}.

Printable ABC Thanksgiving Cards

These free printable ABC Thanksgiving cards can be used with your family to give thanks from A to Z. The idea is especially pertinent for young children {Pre-K through 2nd grade}, but can be used with everyone.

GiveThanksfromAtoZ-3How to Use the ABC Thanksgiving Cards

  • Print off the cards.
  • Each day, pick one or two letter cards with your child(ren).
  • Brainstorm a list of things for which you are thankful that begin with the letters. For example, if I picked t, I might say: trees, the Trinity, or tires for my van. Keep in mind that younger kids may not pick things that seem important to you (for example, your child may say he’s thankful for trains) and that’s okay, too. We can give thanks for ALL things!
  • Pick one item to write in the blank.
  • Younger kids (and older) may also enjoy drawing a picture to match the word in the blank space provided on each card.
  • Place the used cards in a box or special jar.
  • On Thanksgiving Day, or the day your family meets, everyone can draw out a few cards and read them aloud.
  • Pray and give thanks!

There is a variation mentioned in the download, but these cards are very open-ended so you can easily adapt them for your family. For example, I adapted this idea last year with my preschooler and 1st grader with an ABC’s of Thanksgiving journal.

Click here to download these FREE Printable Thanksgiving Cards!



First and foremost, I am a daughter of the King, and I’m also a homeschooling mama with four little blessings. Before having children, I was a classroom teacher, both in the private and public school setting for 6 years. I got my M.Ed. in Elementary Reading and then had my first son, and I began tutoring K-5 struggling readers privately out of my home until having my first child (2012).

I did not plan on homeschooling {I actually said I’d “never” homeschool, but the Lord called me to it in 2009}. Homeschooling was a bit lonelier than I expected. So in 2010, I started blogging as a way to share ideas with other parents, teachers, and tutors.

I never dreamed that God would use my blog in so many ways. I have been able to use it as a platform for writing curricula, authoring books, creating learning apps, and speaking at homeschooling conferences and MOPS groups. Through my blog, I have shared many articles, activities and free printables.


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