Gifts from God: Study Guide

  • Have students think of other ways to depict the examples from the book: God smiles at me, or God sings for me, or God follows me etc. You could assign teams of students one each of God’s gifts and have them illustrate it, and then compile the pages into a classroom book.
  • And/or have older students think up their own statements of gifts from God and find Bible verses to support their statements. This is a good exercise to help students become more aware of the various books in the Bible. If you wanted to help them explore both the Old and New Testaments, have them find a scripture passage from both to support their gift statement. The easiest way to do this (and probably the most enjoyable for the students as well) is to incorporate this lesson with a computer class. Using an online Bible, this becomes a fun challenge. Examples of online Bibles include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops online Bible or the International Bible Society’s online Bible which has multiple versions (King James, New International Version, and others. The students can easily compare translations of various Bible passages—an interesting activity in itself.

example: God feeds me.

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. (Genesis 1:29)


All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. (Psalm 104:27)


Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. (John 6: 27)