My brilliant and creative cousin, who is a nanny for two precious girls, shared this awesome Thanksgiving craft on Facebook, and I had to share it with you (with her permission, of course!) I have been looking for something to do with the boys, that incorporates the beauty of fall and being thankful to God for our blessings!
- Use brown paper or white paper painted or colored brown, crumple it up, and make the trunk and branches of the tree.
- Staple or pin the tree to the wall.
- Fringe cut some green or white paper, colored green, and attach it to the wall for your "grass."
- Use fall leaf colored paper to trace and cut out handprints.
- Explain to your child what being thankful really means and how we all have so much to be thankful for.
- Each day in November, ask your child what he or she is thankful for and write it on a handprint, then attach it as a "leaf" for the tree.
I LOVE this idea and I'm positive my kids would love it, as well! Being thankful and appreciative of what we have is a major lesson for kids and adults, too!
Happy Thanksgiving! Do you think your child(ren) would enjoy making a 30 Days of Thankful Tree?