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Thanksgiving Craft for Elementary Kids: Praise Pennants

Thanksgiving craft

With this Thanksgiving craft, elementary kids raise a victory banner to thank and praise God. Have fun making this with your children, whether in Sunday school classes or at home.

You’ll need:

  • Bible (Exodus 17:8-15)
  • felt pennants (assorted colors)
  • hole punch
  • wooden beads with large holes
  • yarn
  • felt shapes
  • tacky glue
  • paper
  • pencils

Thanksgiving Craft: Pennant Pockets

Say: The Bible tells about a battle that Moses and the Israelites won—but only as long as Moses kept his hands in the air. This was Moses’ symbol that he was giving credit to God for the good things God was doing. When the battle was over, listen to what Moses did. Read Exodus 17:8-15. Let’s make pennants we can use to lift our praises to God.

  1. Let kids choose two different colored pennants. Help them align the pennants on top of each other and punch holes along the sides about 1 inch apart. Do not hole punch the top. (It will be used as a pocket.)
  2. Give two 4-foot pieces of yarn to the kids.
  3. Keeping the pennants stacked on top of each other, kids can lace one piece of yarn through the holes on one side, looping the yarn around the outside edge of the pennants. Make sure kids leave at least 6 inches of extra yarn on both ends.
  4. Repeat on the opposite edge with the second piece of yarn.
  5. Have kids create a hanger for their Thanksgiving crafts by tying together the excess of the yarn at the top. Have kids string the bottom pieces of yarn through several beads and then tie a large knot so that the beads won’t slip off
  6. Let kids decorate the pennants with felt shapes.