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Sunday School Fun Zone - Year Two Lessons: Praise and Thankfulness

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Toddler Lesson 34 - Praise For People Toddler Lesson 35 - Thankful For Things Toddler Lesson 36 - Thankful For Everything Toddler Lesson 39 - Thankful For Surprises!

Sunday School Fun Zone - Year Two Lessons: Praise Series

Toddler Lesson 34 - Praise For People

This lesson is God is about thanking God and showing appreciation for all the special people in our lives. The teacher starts out discussing the speical people God has given to each of us. The activities include a Pretend Play activity, a preschool prayer activity, a rhyme with actions, and a group bulletin board craft/activity. During the group actitvity the teacher reminds each child how thankful she is for them, and lets the child know she is praying for him/her each week. The children interact with the teacher by taking part in opening some letters that Paul sent to the churches. The teacher reads the key verses. The key concepts children learn are: God is the one who gives us special people to know us. Its good to remember to thank God for these special people. Its good to tell people how thankful we are for them. In circle Talk Time the discussion focuses on the special people in each of the children's lives and some of the ways we can show that we are thankful for them. The verses used in this lesson are: 2 Timothy 1:3; Philippians 1:3; Proverbs 27:10. You can have online access to all of the printable resources shown on this page, as well as all 52 printable lessons (including story pages, illustrations, printable crafts and activities) by joining Sunday School Fun Zone!

This printable Prayer Bear craft/activity helps children remember to pray for others in their class.
Children can color this printable Prayer Bear craft/activity helps children remember to pray for others in their class.
For this craft/activity, children color their prayer bear card, glue their photo on the prayer card and post it on the bulletin board.  The teacher writes their prayer request.
These printable Prayer Bear "stickers" are to use with the stationery craft about prayer and being thankful for others.
This printable Prayer Bear craft/activity helps children remember to pray for others in their class. Children can color this printable Prayer Bear craft/activity helps children remember to pray for others in their class. For this craft/activity, children color their prayer bear card, glue their photo on the prayer card and post it on the bulletin board. The teacher writes their prayer request. These printable Prayer Bear "stickers" are to use with the stationery craft about prayer and being thankful for others.
Children learn how to show appreciation for others, with this hands-on craft that uses Prayer Bear glue stick "stickers".
This preschool craft about prayer is a Prayer Journal, with Prayer Bear on the front cover. They will pray for each name on their prayer cards.
This craft page is two more pages of the prayer journal.  The pages say, My prayer for..., and Why I'm thankful for ..."
Children learn how to show appreciation for others, with this hands-on craft that uses Prayer Bear glue stick "stickers". These prayer cards say, "Remember to pray for..." to help children remember to pray for the special people they know. This preschool craft about prayer is a Prayer Journal, with Prayer Bear on the front cover. They will pray for each name on their prayer cards. This craft page is two more pages of the prayer journal. The pages say, My prayer for..., and Why I'm thankful for ..."
This reproducible coloring page about being thankful for people says, Sometimes we have fun with mom or dad.
This printable illustrated picture for the lesson says, Sometimes we have fun with mom or dad.
This coloring page shows a young child waving good-gye. It says, sometimes when we have to go away, we miss our friends.
This picture to color says, remember to thank God for the special people you know.  Then, go tell those people how special they are to you.
This reproducible coloring page about being thankful for people says, Sometimes we have fun with mom or dad. This printable illustrated picture for the lesson says, Sometimes we have fun with mom or dad. This coloring page shows a young child waving good-gye. It says, sometimes when we have to go away, we miss our friends. This picture to color says, remember to thank God for the special people you know. Then, go tell those people how special they are to you.
This reproducible coloring page shows children who are not sharing and says, Sometimes we don't appreciate those we are close to.
This printable illustrated picture for the Sunday school lesson shows children who are not sharing and says, Sometimes we don't appreciate those we are close to.
This picture to color says, Remember to tell people how thankful you are for them.
This printable illustrated story page says, When people we love are far away, we start to miss them.
This reproducible coloring page shows children who are not sharing and says, Sometimes we don't appreciate those we are close to. This printable illustrated picture for the Sunday school lesson shows children who are not sharing and says, Sometimes we don't appreciate those we are close to. This picture to color says, Remember to tell people how thankful you are for them. This printable illustrated story page says, When people we love are far away, we start to miss them.
This printable illustrated story picture shows Paul and Timothy and says, Paul told Timothy that he thanked God for hin every time he prayed.
This reproducible coloring page shows Paul and Timothy and says, Paul told Timothy that he thanked God for hin every time he prayed.
This printable illustrated story page says, We can tell people we are thankful for them any time.
This reproducible coloring page says, We can tell people we are thankful for them any time.
This printable illustrated story picture shows Paul and Timothy and says, Paul told Timothy that he thanked God for hin every time he prayed. This reproducible coloring page shows Paul and Timothy and says, Paul told Timothy that he thanked God for hin every time he prayed. This printable illustrated story page says, We can tell people we are thankful for them any time.
This reproducible coloring page says, We can tell people we are thankful for them any time.

 

Sunday School Fun Zone - Year Two Lessons: Praise and Prayer Series

Toddler Lesson 35 - Thankful For Things

This fun, interactive lesson begins with a warm-up activity that will become the beginning object lesson about being thankful for the things God gives us. The children learn about what things are made of (cotton, wool, wood, etc.) and learn that all of the things God gives us are really his. They also learn that when we are thankful for the things God gives us, we share with others. They learn how Adam and Eve's first job was to take care of the things God gave them, and that one of our jobs is to take care of our things. The verses used in this lesson are: Ephesians 5:20; Genesis 2:15; Psalm 24:1. Circle Talk time is an interactive experience with the children learning how to be thankful for the things in their house, and how they can share those things with others. Other activities to reinforce lesson concepts include playing house (and sharing), a group activity to show children how to take care of things, and a rhyme with actions called Prayer of Thanks. The crafts include a fuzzy lamb craft that teaches children what things are made from wool; a sticker craft about sharing; and the House 'n Kids sticker set to take home. You can do as many or as few of the crafts and activities as your class time allows for. You can have online access to all of the printable resources shown on this page, as well as all 52 printable lessons (including story pages, illustrations, printable crafts and activities) by joining Sunday School Fun Zone!

These illustrated story pages are part of the giant house for the lesson about being thankful for our things. These illustrated story pages are part of the giant house for the lesson about being thankful for our things.
Giant-size House 'n Kids sticker set is printed on four  separate pages.  Use restickable glue sticks or inkjet sticker paper to make stickers.  This sticker set teaches children about sharing and being thankful for the things God gives them.
These illustrated story pages are part of the giant house for the lesson about being thankful for our things.
These pictures to color are part of the giant house and stickers craft set.  Children learn to be thankful for the things in their house and how to share.
These pictures to color are part of the giant house and stickers craft set.  Children learn to be thankful for the things in their house and how to share, and about taking care of their things..
These pictures to color are part of the giant house and stickers craft set. Children learn to be thankful for the things in their house and how to share, and about taking care of their things.. Giant-size House 'n Kids sticker set is printed on four separate pages. Use restickable glue sticks or inkjet sticker paper to make stickers. This sticker set teaches children about sharing and being thankful for the things God gives them.
This sticker craft page is about sharing with other families. It says, Thins I can share with other families. This illustrated picture for the lesson says, If a new family moved in next door, who didn't have much, what would God want you to share with them? The black and white sticker craft is for children to color. Using restickable glue sticks makes the stickers restickable. More stickers for the sticker craft set about being thankful and sharing.
This sticker craft page is about sharing with other families. It says, Things I can share with other families. This illustrated picture for the lesson says, If a new family moved in next door, who didn't have much, what would God want you to share with them? The black and white sticker craft is for children to color. Using restickable glue sticks makes the stickers restickable. More stickers for the sticker craft set about being thankful and sharing.
This printable illustrated story picture says, These things come from wool.  Wool comes from lamb's fleece. Who made lambs?
This coloring book picture says, These things are made from wool. We get wool from lambs, which God made.
This printable illustrated story picture says, These things are made from wool. We get wool from lambs, which God made.
This printable story picture says, We show that we love God when we are kindi and share the things that he gives us.
This printable illustrated story picture says, These things come from wool. Wool comes from lamb's fleece. Who made lambs? This coloring book picture says, These things are made from wool. We get wool from lambs, which God made This printable illustrated story picture says, These things are made from wool. We get wool from lambs, which God made! This printable story picture says, We show that we love God when we are kind and share the things that he gives us.
This story page in color says, Cotton things come from the cotton plant that God made.
This reproducible bible picture to color says, Cotton things come from the cotton plant that God made.
This illustrated printable story page says, These things come from cotton. Cotton comes from the cotton plant.  Who made the plants?
This printable picture to color says, We show that we love God when we are kindi and share the things that he gives us.
This story page in color says, Cotton things come from the cotton plant that God made. This reproducible bible picture to color says, Cotton things come from the cotton plant that God made. This illustrated printable story page says, These things come from cotton. Cotton comes from the cotton plant. Who made the plants? This printable picture to color says, We show that we love God when we are kind and share the things that he gives us.
This reproducible picture to color says, These things are made from wood, that comes from trees. And, God made the trees!
This illustrated story picture says, These things are made from wood, that comes from trees. And, God made the trees.
This craft has stickers for children to color and glue on.  It teaches children about sharing the things God gives them.
This reproducible picture to color says, These things are made from wood, that comes from trees. And, God made the trees! This illustrated story picture says, All of these things come from wood. Wood comes from trees. Who made the trees? This illustrated story picture says, These things are made from wood, that comes from trees. And, God made the trees This craft has stickers for children to color and glue on. It teaches children about sharing the things God gives them.
This coloring page for Sunday school says, When we have a special toy we want to take good care of it.
This printable illustrated story picture says, Dear God, Thank you for being so kind that you share everything with us.  Please help me share with others too.
This coloring book page says, Dear God, Thank you for being so kind that you share everything with us.  Please help me share with others too.
 
This coloring page for Sunday school says, When we have a special toy we want to take good care of it. This printable illustrated story picture says, Dear God, Thank you for being so kind that you share everything with us. Please help me share with others too. This coloring book page says, Dear God, Thank you for being so kind that you share everything with us. Please help me share with others too.  
Toddler / Preschool Activities
Each week in the series' of lessons gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, which can also be used as bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time (life-application lesson), Prayer, Bible verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler / preschool bible crafts related to the lesson, and printable coloring pages to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone

 

Sunday School Fun Zone - Year Two Lessons: Praise and Prayer Series

Toddler Lesson 36 - Thankful For Everything

This fun, interactive lesson begins with a warm-up activity that ties into the lesson. Children learn that shadows are always changing, but God does not change. The other concepts children learn include: Everything good comes from God. Even when things happen that we don't like, we can always find something to be thankful for. The actions-oriented lesson gives real-life examples and gives children a chance to pretend. The other activities for this lesson include: a snack idea, and easy memory game, and a rhyme with actions called, "God is Good". The learning fun will continue as children make a pop-up craft and a sticker craft that further reinforce lesson concepts. You can have online access to all of the printable resources shown on this page, as well as all 52 printable lessons (including story pages, illustrations, printable crafts and activities) by joining Sunday School Fun Zone!

Picture to color for the lesson, Thankful For Everything. Thank you, God, for the warm sunshine.
Color illustrated picture for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Everything. Thank you, God, for the warm sunshine.
Picture to color for Sunday school lesson, Thankful for Everything.  The fresh rain that makes everything sparkly-clean is from God.
Pop up paper craft for children, for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Everything.
Picture to color for the lesson, Thankful For Everything. Thank you, God, for the warm sunshine. Color illustrated picture for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Everything. Thank you, God, for the warm sunshine. Picture to color for Sunday school lesson, Thankful for Everything. The fresh rain that makes everything sparkly-clean is from God. Pop up paper craft for children, for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Everything.
The teacher's craft page is printed in color. Thiis craft is about how shadows constantly change, but God never changes.
The children's craft page is black and white for the children to color. This craft is about how shadows constantly change, but God never changes.
Color illustrated bible picture for Sunday school lesson for preschool children. Even when things happen that we don't like, we still have something to be thankful for.
Bible picture to color. The words: Even when things happen that we don't like, we still have something to be thankful for.
The teacher's craft page is printed in color. This craft is about how shadows constantly change, but God never changes. The children's craft page is black and white for the children to color. This craft is about how shadows constantly change, but God never changes. Color illustrated bible picture for Sunday school lesson for preschool children. Even when things happen that we don't like, we still have something to be thankful for. Bible picture to color. The words: Even when things happen that we don't like, we still have something to be thankful for.
Color illustrated Sunday school lesson picture of a boy praying to God to help him find his puppy.
Bible story picture to color of boy praying for God to help him find his lost puppy.
Color illustrated picture of boy holding puppy for Sunday school lesson. Thank you, God, for my new puppy.
Reproducible picture to color for Sunday school lesson. Thank you, God, for my new puppy.
Color illustrated Sunday school lesson picture of a boy praying to God to help him find his puppy. Bible story picture to color of boy praying for God to help him find his lost puppy. Color illustrated picture of boy holding puppy for Sunday school lesson. Thank you, God, for my new puppy. Reproducible picture to color for Sunday school lesson. Thank you, God, for my new puppy.
Picture to color for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Things.  God brings good things even from things we don't like.
Illustrated picture for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Things.  God brings good things even from things we don't like.
This coloring page is of a mom hugging her son.  Does your mom hug you sometimes? The love she shows you is from God. Every good thing is from God.
This illustrated story picture is of a mom hugging her son.  Does your mom hug you sometimes? The love she shows you is from God. Every good thing is from God.
Picture to color for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Things. God brings good things even from things we don't like. Illustrated picture for Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Things. God brings good things even from things we don't like. This coloring page is of a mom hugging her son. Does your mom hug you sometimes? The love she shows you is from God. Every good thing is from God. This illustrated story picture is of a mom hugging her son. Does your mom hug you sometimes? The love she shows you is from God. Every good thing is from God.
Toddler / Preschool Activities
Each week in the series' of lessons gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, which can also be used as bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time (life-application lesson), Prayer, Bible verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler / preschool bible crafts related to the lesson, and printable coloring pages to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone

 

Sunday School Fun Zone - Year Two Lessons: Praise and Prayer Series

Toddler Lesson 39 - Thankful For Surprises!

A surprise warm-up activity begins the fun for this lesson about heaven. Children learn about the surprises God has in store for those who trust in him. This lesson talks about what kind of place heaven is, and how it will be better than anything they could ever imagine. Verses used in this lesson include: 1 Cor. 2:9 and John 14:1-3. The key concepts children learn are: Jesus is making a special place just for us, our forever home! God will have lots of surprises for us in heaven. Everyone who is in God's family can go to heaven some day. The two crafts that go with this lesson are: Kids in heaven craft, and Bible Characters in heaven (a lift-the-flap craft). The activities for this lesson include a snack idea, warm-up activity, pretend play activity, and a rhyme with actions for the children to do. In this fun, interactive lesson the children learn You can have online access to all of the printable resources shown on this page, as well as all 52 printable lessons (including story pages, illustrations, printable crafts and activities) by joining Sunday School Fun Zone!

This craft page is for the Kids in Heaven craft. Children use glitter on the streets of gold craft page and glue on these pictures of children.
This coloring book picture says, We'll spend lots of time praising God together because we love him so much.
The reproducible Sunday school picture to color says, Can you iimagine a place where everybody is best friends all the time?
This illustrated picture for Sunday school says, Can you iimagine a place where everybody is best friends all the time?
This craft page is for the Kids in Heaven craft. Children use glitter on the streets of gold craft page and glue on these pictures of children. This coloring book picture says, We'll spend lots of time praising God together because we love him so much. The reproducible Sunday school picture to color says, Can you imagine a place where everybody is best friends all the time? This illustrated picture for Sunday school says, Can you imagine a place where everybody is best friends all the time?
This bible picture for kids color says, Think of all the tings you love now.  Heaven will be even better than that.
This picture illustrated in color for Sunday school says, Think of all the tings you love now.  Heaven will be even better than that.
This Bible picture for children to color says, Our forever home will sparkle with precious jeewels and sterets of gold.
The craft page in color is for the teacher's craft. This craft page is for the Kids in Heaven craft. Children use glitter on the streets of gold craft page and glue on these pictures of children.
This bible picture for kids color says, Think of all the tings you love now. Heaven will be even better than that. This picture illustrated in color for Sunday school says, Think of all the tings you love now. Heaven will be even better than that. This Bible picture for children to color says, Our forever home will sparkle with precious jewels and streets of gold. The craft page in color is for the teacher's craft. This craft page is for the Kids in Heaven craft. Children use glitter on the streets of gold craft page and glue on these pictures of children.
This coloring book picture for Sunday school says, If you're sad, Jesus will wipe away your tears and you'll never be sad again.
This color-illustrated picture for Sunday school says, If you're sad, Jesus will wipe away your tears and you'll never be sad again.
This coloring book picture for Sunday school says, In heaven we'll be happy all of the time.
This picture illustrated in color for Sunday school says, In heaven we'll be happy all of the time.
This coloring book picture for Sunday school says, If you're sad, Jesus will wipe away your tears and you'll never be sad again. This color-illustrated picture for Sunday school says, If you're sad, Jesus will wipe away your tears and you'll never be sad again. This coloring book picture for Sunday school says, In heaven we'll be happy all of the time. This picture illustrated in color for Sunday school says, In heaven we'll be happy all of the time.
This coloring page for Sunday school says, Can you imagine a place where tigers don't bite?
This color-illustrated picture for Sunday school says, Can you imagine a place where tigers don't bite?
This printable picture to color says, Did you ever dream about the perfect place where everyone is happy all the time?
This color illustrated picture for the Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Surprises,  says, Did you ever dream about the perfect place where everyone is happy all the time?
This coloring page for Sunday school says, Can you imagine a place where tigers don't bite? This color-illustrated picture for Sunday school says, Can you imagine a place where tigers don't bite? This printable picture to color says, Did you ever dream about the perfect place where everyone is happy all the time? This color illustrated picture for the Sunday school lesson, Thankful For Surprises, says, Did you ever dream about the perfect place where everyone is happy all the time?
Toddler / Preschool Activities
Each week in the series' of lessons gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, which can also be used as bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time (life-application lesson), Prayer, Bible verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler / preschool bible crafts related to the lesson, and printable coloring pages to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone