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Pause for Thought: Be Thankful

We can be thankful for things every day!

by Paul Vittle (video recording by Verity Thornhill)

Suitable for Whole School (Pri)


To focus on the importance of being thankful every day.

Preparation and materials

  • You will need to have the means available to play the video below. It is 2.56 minutes long.

  • Optional: for the ‘Extension activities’ section, you will need a printer, some paper, a pencil or pen and some colouring pencils and pens.


Time for reflection

You may wish to close with the following prayer.

For families and friends . . .
We are thankful.
For the beauty of nature and the world around us . . .
We are thankful.
For all the things in life that we too often take for granted . . .
We are thankful.
Please help us to be willing to show our thanks - not only in what we say, but also in what we do - every single day . . .
We are thankful.

Extension activities

  1. Can you think of someone whom you would like to thank? Could you send them a message or write a letter to them today?

    Free printable thank-you cards that are ready to colour in are available at:

  2. Why not make a list of as many things as you can think of that you are thankful for today? You could ask your family to join in. I wonder if you can think of 100 things!
Publication date: June 2020   (Vol.22 No.6)    Published by SPCK, London, UK.
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