Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers


Give thanks for the homes that with kindness are blessed... — Hymn 69, "Give Thanks," Singing the Living Tradition

Preschoolers contribute to their family's Thanksgiving with a food they make in this session. They reflect on giving thanks and use the word "gratitude."

If your congregation gathers for a "sharing of breads" during this time of year, you may instead wish to use Session 16, Special Worship Services; it provides a sharing of breads worship service you can do with the preschoolers.


This session will help preschoolers:

  • Learn about Thanksgiving holiday traditions
  • Learn about thankfulness and gratitude as part of their experience at the UU congregation
  • Feel a growing sense of belonging.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Feel pride in contributing to the family meal
  • Hear and use the word "gratitude"
  • Share something that they are thankful for.