Thankful Tree

Thanksgiving Teepee & Thankful tree 009

Thanksgiving is coming!  We love to find fun things to do to get in the mood for each holiday.  Materials needed are as follows:

Sticks

Silk leaves (from the craft store)

Sharpie

Jar

Needle and thread

Thanksgiving Teepee & Thankful tree 001

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.

Thanksgiving Teepee & Thankful tree 007

We threaded a few leaves at a time, then cut the string and knotted loops.  The children hung their leaves on the tree.

Thanksgiving Teepee & Thankful tree 006

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/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s