My favorite Thanksgiving Song is “I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me” the older version.
It is the one that goes like this….
Or look at the blue, blue sky,
Whenever I feel the rain on my face
Or the wind as it rushes by,
Whenever I touch a velvet rose
Or walk by a lilac tree,
I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.
The color of butterfly wings.
He gave me my ears that I might hear
The magical sound of things.
He gave me my life, my mind, my heart:
I thank him reverently
For all his creations, of which I’m a part.
Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.
I remember being a Sunday School Chorister in a University of Utah Institute ward and I had the back row of big burly single adults come up and hold bits of a tree branch, a velvety rose, a silk bird etc. and I pointed to each visual aide as we sang the song through. It was fun. You could simply collect the main icons of the song and do the same thing. Kids will learn it so quickly.
|Front entry table is ready for the big day!|
|I made a fall arrangement of silks…|
|I’ve been collecting Thanksgiving decor for ages….It’s an illness…|
|I’d bring a few decorations with the theme of GIVING THANKS…..|
This would also be a great song for the kids or a small ensemble to sing for Thanksgiving Sunday.
This is a great time to count our blessings. Find your favorite primary songs to sing about all that Heavenly Father has given us in this beautiful, bounteous world. In the meantime, find some things in your ward to be grateful for. Maybe somebody in the primary just had a new baby brother or sister. Or maybe you could invite the Bishop in and sing a special song “He’s Our Bishop”. The kids LOVE that!
|Maybe a Cornocopia or some Indian corn….|
|We’ve got a lotta turkeys around my house….hehe…A song on a few turkeys would be fun….|
|Bring a pilgrim or a turkey or two…|
|We’ve got some Indians…|
|We’ve got some Pilgrims|
Or maybe just have kids raise their hands about things they are thankful for. Then have them pick one of the Thanksgiving decorations you have brought with the name and number of the song taped to the back.
|We made pine cone turkeys with colorful pipe cleaners….|
|Cute scarecrow from Shopko….|
|Fall Picture Wall decorations…cone and rod iron from RODWORKS…|
|Give Thanks….my cute turkey decorations|
|My grandkids’ table…|
I would definitely use scarecrows and cornucopia this week, and maybe save the Pilgrims and Indians for next week, closer to the Thanksgiving holiday.
In the meantime, Happy Fall, Y’all!