November 4


Thanksgiving Finger Puzzle

By Anna Lowell

November 4, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Are you looking for a super-fun way to encourage your kids to be thankful? Here’s an idea: A Printable Thanksgiving Finger Puzzle.

There are so many ways to use these finger puzzles:

  • Help your students make them as a Sunday School craft
  • Print them for a Thanksgiving school party
  • Place the black and white version and a small box of crayons on each child’s plate on your Thanksgiving table to keep little hands busy before and after your meal
  • Hide them under your kids’ pillows for a Thanksgiving morning surprise

No matter how you choose to use these, the Thanksgiving finger puzzles are simple to fold and fun to play with. They require nothing but the one page printable and a pair of scissors to make.

Best of all, your kids will be encouraged to remember the true reason that we celebrate Thanksgiving – to give thanks to God!

The exterior of this finger puzzle features short phrases to spell. The interior features gratitude questions and Bible verses to read, reminding all of us to praise the Lord for His goodness. The puzzle comes in three different Bible versions – King James, New International, and English Standard.

How to Play the Thanksgiving Finger Puzzle:

To play, have your child insert their thumb and index finger from each hand into the flaps in the back. Open and close the finger puzzle in different directions as you spell one of the words from the outer layer. Then, pick a picture from the inside. Open and close the finger puzzle the number of times indicated on the picture you chose. Choose one more image. Open that flap and choose a number from one to four. Read the verse or question from the chosen number.

Now it’s your turn. You can get your own printable Thanksgiving Finger Puzzle (for FREE!) by signing up in the box below. I would love to hear how you use this Thanksgiving finger puzzle. Please scroll down to comment.

May God bless you!

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  1. I am excited to receive this project to share with the kids during our “Children’s Story” during worship service.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I teach Childrens Church grades K-5. This will be very helpful and a lot of fun for the children. God Bless you for your talents and desire to share.

  3. Here again,
    Would also like a copy of the Thankful Finger Puzzle page 🙂 I have been gone for a bit and missed these somehow.
    Thank you,

    1. Sure, Ruth. When you sign up again, you will get just the downloads that you want. Think of it as if your email is the password for any download on the site. You will not receive duplicate newsletters. This way, people can access any downloads they want. I hope this helps. May God bless you! -Anna Joy

  4. I would love to have your five finger puzzles. I work with third graders in an after school Bible club and I am a grandmother. Thank you for your offering of this tool.

  5. I will use it with my sunday school students this sunday to help make teaching about thanking God for his blessings more hands on.

  6. Thank you so much for such beautiful resources that you share with so much love. It makes it easy to implement in Kindergarten classes as well as Bible Club for Foundation Phase.

    May God continue to guide you and many blessings to you and your family.


    1. Jean and Mel, if you sign up in the box above, the finger puzzle printable will be delivered to your email inbox. Sometimes these emails can end up in spam or under “promotions” if you have gmail, so please check there. When you open the email, you will see a button that says “Thanksgiving Finger Puzzles”. Click that and you will be taken straight to a page with the links for the finger puzzles in the different Bible versions. I hope that helps.

  7. Wow, thank you so much for doing this. I always have trouble finding good ideas for my class. You do a wondeful job. Can’t wait for them to work on these. They will love them I’m sure and I’ll use them for Thanksgiving for the little ones. Thanks again.

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