Learn these 17 Bible memory verses about Thanksgiving with your kids!

How do we raise grateful kids in an entitled world? Most parents want to have grateful kids. And there are a lot of ways that we can try to help our kids be transformed from feeling entitled to having a thankful heart. 

One of the things we focus on as Christian parents is helping our kids memorize God’s Word. In our home, we find that when our children learn Bible verses that a change takes place in their hearts. 

Teaching our kids Bible verses is an (almost) effortless way to nurture a thankful attitude in our homes.

Why? Because the Word of God does the work! Heart change is accomplished by the Holy Spirit!

I like how the Contemporary English Version translates 2 Timothy 3:16-17:

Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. The Scriptures train God’s servants to do all kinds of good deeds.

Scripture teaches and corrects wrong attitudes and turns our hearts toward doing what is right. Among other things, it shows us what God has done for us and the reasons we have to be thankful too!

So how can we have a part in cultivating thankfulness in our homes? 

By teaching our kids (and ourselves) what God’s Word says about being thankful, of course :) 

With that in mind, here are 17 bible verses on thankfulness that every child should memorize! 

I dare say, we adults should memorize them too ;) 

17 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving Every Child Should Memorize

17 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving that Every Child Should Know

You are my God and I will give you thanks: you are my God and I will exalt you. Psalm 118:28 

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. Psalm 57:9 

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire”. Hebrews 12:28-29 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the Word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:20-21

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4 ESV

Cultivating Grateful Hearts in Our Children

If you’d like a simple way to get into the Bible with your family, I’ve created a five day family Bible study on Psalm 100!

It teaches your kids about each verse of Psalm 100 and gives you questions to help your children apply this passage to their lives! 

Also included are 5×7 Scripture cards to color (for memorization purposes or to place at your Thanksgiving table!) and a display print of Psalm 100.

You can learn more about it HERE or by clicking on the photo below!

Thanksgiving Bible study for families 


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