Are you praying about what Bible verse to enjoy with your little children this Thanksgiving? You might like to consider Psalm 136:1!

Let’s take a look at three ways to enjoy this verse with your little children. Read, talk and chair walk!  


1. Read

Read Psalm 136:1 from your Bible to your children.

2. Talk

Talk with your child about what Psalm 136:1 is saying. Talk to God together, thanking God that He is good and that His mercy endures forever. 

3. Chair Walk! 

Print and cut apart the Bible reference and word cards to Psalm 136:1 found in the following download: 

Or if you prefer, write the words of Psalm 136:1 on cards, one word per card. Include two cards with the complete Bible reference on each card. 

Give one person the first Bible reference card. Then continue to go around the table. Distribute the other cards to the other members of your family in verse word order. 

You will need to go around the table more than once as you distribute the cards in order, unless you have a large family.

Have your little child stand by the person who has the Bible reference card with a numeral 1 at the corner of the card. Instruct your child to tap that person. When she does, that person is to say: “Psalm 136:1.” Then encourage her to walk to the next chair and tap the person in that chair. Each time a person is tapped, they are to say the word on the card that is the next word in the verse. 

If you have a family of 5, your child will walk around the table a number of times before the whole verse is said. If you have a much larger family, your child may walk around the table once before the whole verse is said. 

If you have more than one little child, they can take turns going on a Chair Walk! As your family becomes familiar with what to do, your children can start to walk faster and faster around the chairs! Fun! 

Ready for more? After Psalm 136:1 has been said, you can collect all the cards and redistribute them, giving someone else the first Bible reference card. In doing so, everyone will receive different word cards to use. Choose a child to be the ‘walker’, and enjoy the verse again!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

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