Monday, November 22, 2010


Our THANKSgiving Tree
We went over to my parents house for dinner tonight for an "early" Thanksgiving.    The kids made a "THANKFUL" Tree to give to grandma and grandpa. I brought over a small olive branch that I stuck into a cup filled with rocks.  We used Fiskar scissors with the different cutting blades and Fall colored construction paper.  I drew a basic leaf shape and they cut out them out.  Then, they colored pictures of things they were "thankful" for, such as Rocky (our dog), family, papa, etc.  The oldest sounded out the words and I wrote the words for the younger kids.  They hole punched the paper leaf and pushed a thin ribbon through the hole.  I tied a knot and they hung their leaf on the "Thankful" tree.  They were so proud of their tree.
*This would be a great activity to do Thanksgiving Day when all the family is together.  Everyone could make a leaf to put on the tree (even the adults!)  It is also a great way to keep the kids busy that day.  Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day!


  1. This is such an adorable idea! I agree, it would be perfect to do together as a family! Thank you so much for linking up to Discover & Explore!

    1. Thanks! We will be making one again this year! Lots to be thankful for...

  2. Love this idea - I'll be featuring you on our Thanksgiving round-up this week. Thanks for sharing at Discover & Explore!

  3. Wonderful thought! A perfect thing to do together as a family on Thanksgiving. I have noticed separation in our family on Thanksgiving and this would help bring everyone together. Thank you for your inspiration! Super cute too.