Download, print and cut up the Thanksgiving What Am I? Cards.
How to Play Thanksgiving What Am I?
The objective of the game is to identify the Thanksgiving item you have been assigned by asking only yes or no questions.
For Small Groups
Have everyone sit in a circle.
Explain that you will be giving everyone a “Thanksgiving What Am I?” card, but they are not allowed to look at their own cards. This is the Thanksgiving item they have been assigned.
Distribute the “Thanksgiving What Am I?” cards, facing down.
Everyone must put the card on their foreheads such that everyone else (except themselves) can see their cards.
Provide headbands or sticky tape to hold the cards in place.
(Alternatively, write the Thanksgiving items on Post-it notes)
One player starts by asking the group a yes or no question.
For example, “Am I big?” or “Can I be eaten?”
The group replies and the turn passes to the next player.
The game ends when everyone can identify his/her assigned Thanksgiving item.
You can play as many rounds as you like.
For Large Groups
Instead of sitting in a circle, everyone must move around the room to ask other players yes or no questions. After asking each question, players must look for a different person to ask the next question.
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Bible Lesson – Thanksgiving: Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Can you think of other Thanksgiving items to include in Thanksgiving What Am I?
3. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Who do you usually celebrate Thanksgiving with? How do you celebrate?
Thanksgiving Day is a good time for us to reflect on and give thanks for all the things that we are thankful for. (But we don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving Day to give thanks!)
4. What is that best thing that has happened in your life that you are most thankful for?
5. What are some other smaller things in your life that you are also thankful for?
Some of us may be better off than others. Some may be richer. Some healthier. Some smarter. Etc.
But whatever our life circumstances may be, there are always things that we can be thankful for.
6. In verse 12, how many lepers approached Jesus?
7. What did Jesus do for these lepers?
8. How many lepers did Jesus heal?
9. How many lepers thanked Jesus for what He did?
Jesus performed the same miraculous healing for 10 lepers, but only 1 leper thanked Jesus and praised God for the miracle.
While most of us have never experienced a miraculous healing, all of us have received many other blessings from God.
10. Have you encountered anyone who regularly says “thank you”, whether to the people around them or to God? Tell us about these people.
11. Have you encountered anyone who regularly complains about things? Tell us about these people.
12. Are you more like the first “thankful” group or the second “complaining” group of people? Tell us more.
13. Do you prefer to be around the first “thankful” group or the second “complaining” group of people? Tell us more.
14. Why is it good to be more like that “thankful” group?
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18
15. What does this verse tell us to do?
16. Why is it important for us to give thanks in all circumstances?
Whatever our life circumstances may be, there are things that we can be thankful for.
It is important that we have a thankful heart and regularly say “thank you” to God and to the people around us. It makes us a happier person, and it makes us more pleasant to be with. Most importantly, it makes God happy!