Thankful Tree

Happy second day of November. In our world I am in full effect planning and looking forward to thanksgiving. One of my favorite holidays. I love the season, the weather, friends and family gathered and of course I love the food. Its kind of my holiday to carry out and so I have developed a plan/ routine over the years that really works for me so there is no stress either. In our house we take the whole month to focus on appreciation and thankfulness. Gets us all focused on the right things and I am hopping it will help raise kids (and us adults) into more appreciative human beings. People who can be thankful for what we have not bitter that we don’t have what someone else has or worse yet think we are entitled to everything. ug I detest that attitude.

So on November second we put up our thankful tree. It is just a little bit of construction paper taped to the door. We take brown and make a little trunk. When Little gets up from her nap we will be tracing out her hand on yellow, red and orange sheets. I will then cut them out making the leaves for our tree. Every day we write something we are thankful for and start putting the leaves up on the tree. I find this to be a fun and easy to do project.  We also do something similar on the actual day of Thanksgiving itself. But we have guests cut out leaves and hang them from the large altar tree. You may wish to collect some fall leaves and write on them. If you do choose to do it I would love to see pictures!

have fun, enjoy and count your blessings

 

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3 thoughts on “Thankful Tree

  1. a lovely tradition! Thanks for sharing.

  2. A thankful tree is such a fabulous idea, especially for children. We are taught to be thankful around this holiday, but what does that really mean? It is great to get them to be thankful for specific things. It helps to see the light all around us.

  3. Thank you. This is the second year we have done it and it is a lot more fun this year since Little is actually speaking 🙂 It is also hanging in our kitchen/ dinning room so it is prominent in our home, which keeps that attitude of gratitude in focus for me. If you do one will you send me a picture? I would love to see them. I love to think of a forest of thankful trees

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