Giving thanks to God for the food we eat.
"God gives food to all" (Psalm 136:25).
Paper plates for each child.
Fast-drying (10 minute) Wood Glue.
Dishes of coloured seeds, pop-corn, cereals, macaroni
shapes, spaghetti, beans, peas, etc.
Preschool to Grade 2.
- Make sure each child's clothes are protected with a smock.
- Give each child a paper plate and let them share glue and
bowls of seeds.
- Help the children glue seeds onto the plates to make pictures
- Set the plates aside and allow the glue to dry.
- Help the children punch one or two holes in the top edge of
- Then tie string through the holes to hang up the plates.
What would it be like if your mother said to you, "There's no food
today!" You started to cry, because you were hungry and your
tummy was making funny noises. That wouldn't be nice, would
it? (Let the children respond
And so today we are going to make seed plates to remind us to say,
"Thank You" to Jesus for the food we have each day.
Let's put on smocks to protect your clothes. I am going to give
each of you a paper plate, some glue and a bowl of seeds. We
will then help each of you paint glue on your plate, and then you
can put seeds onto the glue to make a picture or a pattern.
When you are finished, we will set the plates aside, and allow the glue
to dry while we play a game. And then we will help you punch
holes in the top of your plate, and then tie string through the holes
so that you can hang up your plate!
You have made some beautiful seed plates that you can take home to show
Mommy and Daddy. I hope you will hang it up in your bedroom to
remind you to say, "Thank You" to Jesus every day for the food you eat.
Let's close our eyes now and say, "Thank You Jesus" for the lovely food
we all had today.