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!
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