Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thankful Tree

For the second year, my family has put together a "Thankful Tree" for the month of November. This helps remind all of us of the many things we have to be thankful for. Every day we all put something we are thankful for on a leaf. This is such a powerful activity because everyone in the family puts down things they are thankful for.

We started by using brown paper to make a tree with limbs.

I found a leaf template and cut it out. I traced it on one piece of construction paper. Then, I placed 5-6 pieces of construction paper under the traced paper and made 5-6 leaves at a time. 

We put our names and Day 1-Day 30 on all of the leaves. Each day we will add something we are thankful for next to our names.
All of the blank leaves are at the bottom of the tree. Every day we will add the next leaf with the things we are thankful for. 
(We had some crafting leaves left over from a past craft, so the boys added some of those to our tree as well.) 

This is what our tree looked like last year.