Make a Thanking Tree for Thanksgiving

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
  • scissors
  • Instant Tac (reusable adhesive)
  • markers

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!

And done!! 

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.

Article Author Maureen Macmillan
Maureen Macmillan

Maureen Macmillan is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Shanti. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Maureen is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages five and 10, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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