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The week we learn this song, I will have the children sing “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” as the opening song. I will explain to them that it is important to thank Heavenly Father for all of the wonderful blessings He has given us. We do this through prayer. It may seem that Heavenly Father has done so many things for us that we will never be able to thank him enough. Explain that Heavenly Father just wants to know that we are grateful. Ask them to listen to the lyrics of the song to hear other ways we can show our appreciation.
Next, teach the children the ASL sign for “Thank You” by slightly cupping your right hand, touching the fingers to your chin, and letting the hand fall forward. Have them practice the sign. Then ask them to make this sign whenever they hear the word “thank” as they sing the song.
Can a little child like me thank the Father fittingly?
Yes, oh yes! Be good and true,
faithful, kind in all you do.
Love the Lord and do your part.
Learn to say with all your heart
“Father, we thank thee. Father we thank thee. Father in Heaven we thank thee.”