Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Other Activities Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Thanksgiving Service Idea: Love Challenge Published: November 15, 2021 With this Thanksgiving service idea: Love Challenge, kids discover how they can give love to others in different ways. Scripture: “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other” (1 John 4:11). Thanksgiving Service Idea: Love Challenge Every person has a special way of expressing and receiving love. Talk to your kids and encourage them to think about people close to them. Then have kids brainstorm different ways they can show love to others using ideas related to physical touch, quality time together, gifts, service, or kind words. Remind kids they can give love to others in many different ways, and have kids choose someone to show love to during the week. Use the following list as a starting point for ideas. Physical Touch dancing, giving hugs, giving a foot rub Quality Time taking a walk together, working on a puzzle, reading together Gifts making a craft, drawing or taking a picture, making a bracelet Service making a meal, assisting with a chore, helping clean Kind Words writing a letter, creating a story about the person, reciting a poem A great resource for encouraging children to find their love language and ways to serve others is A Perfect Pet for Peyton: A 5 Love Languages Discovery Book by Rick Osborne and Gary Chapman. Want more ideas for Thanksgiving? Look at these ideas! © 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!