Thanksgiving is coming! We love to find fun things to do to get in the mood for each holiday. Materials needed are as follows:
Silk leaves (from the craft store)
Needle and thread
To get started we put the sticks in the jar. I filled the jar with water to keep it from tipping. I had each child grab a couple leaves and start writing things they were thankful for. This includes friends and family’s names, God, school, and other things each child felt was important. This was also a good exercise for spelling! My youngest drew pictures of the things he was thankful for.
We threaded a few leaves at a time, then cut the string and knotted loops. The children hung their leaves on the tree.
Now we have a beautiful tree centerpiece that reminds us of how many things we have to be thankful for!
The site I found the original idea from is as follows: http://beautyandbedlam.com/thanksgiving-tradition-leaves-of-gratitude/