Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Game Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Simple Nursery Thanksgiving Activity: Thankful Wheels Published: October 1, 2020 At Thanksgiving, make these Thankful Wheels for the toddlers in your class to take home to share their thankfulness with their families! For each toddler, you’ll need: a sturdy orange or yellow paper plate, and a fine-tipped permanent marker. Simple Nursery Thanksgiving Activity: Thankful Wheels Draw six pie-piece sections on the plate using a fine-tipped permanent marker. Write one thing to be thankful for in each pie section, such as church, Jesus, family, friends, food, and the Bible. Below the words, draw simple illustrations depicting each word. Talk with toddlers about being thankful for everything on the wheel, and then take turns closing your eyes and pointing to a section on the wheel. Say something you’re grateful for that relates to the corresponding item. Send a note home with the wheels explaining how parents can play the game with their children for Thanksgiving. This is a great way for the entire family to discuss God’s blessings. Include this song on parents’ note home (sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star“). We are thankful for our food, And our church and Jesus, too! We are thankful for our toys, Don’t forget the girls and boys! We are thankful for our food, And our church and Jesus, too! We are thankful for our food, And our church and Jesus, too! Sondra Saunders is the former leader of Prestonwood Baptist Church’s preschool and children’s ministry with more than 5,200 children in Plano, Texas. Check out all these great ideas for Thanksgiving. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!