Make a Thanking Tree for Thanksgiving
By Maureen Macmillan, Twig and Toadstool
Sep 17, 2014
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to figure out a way to take notice of all the things we are thankful for.
Here is my family's version of the Giving Tree.
To make your own you will need:
- a roll of brown kraft paper (used for wrapping parcels)
- cardstock in autumn colours
- Instant Tac (reusable adhesive)
To start we cut out some simple shape leaves out of the card stock.
Then we cut out a tree trunk on our brown kraft paper. (Google "tree trunk templates" if you need help.) We stuck this onto our wall using our reusable adhesive.
We used a brown marker to draw bark onto our trunk.
Then the practice of gratitude begins! On each leaf, list something or someone you are thankful for.
And if imagination persists, draw a beautiful bird to add to your tree!
Now the best part: start sticking on your leaves!
There is much to be thankful for, and it is so important to teach our children the value of gratitude at any age.
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.