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Read Exodus 15:1-21
Bible Memory Verse: Ephesians 5:19-20
What had just happened to cause the Israelites to sing a song of thanksgiving to God?
What things in your life are you thankful for?
Read on in Chapter 15. Were the Israelites always thankful, or did they complain at times?
Are there times when you complain about things instead of being thankful for what you have?
What should you remember when you are feeling grumpy about what you don’t have?
Write down ten things for which you are thankful in a journal; look back on it when you are feeling down or add to it when you think of new things.
Have a special plate at dinner. Rotate nightly who gets the plate and everyone can say why they are thankful for that person.
For young children: have them trace their hand. Help them write 5 things (one on each finger) for which they are thankful. Then they can remember by looking at their fingers.
Write a song or poem expressing your gratitude for something you are thankful.