This might be my favorite family activity yet! In this season of being thankful here is an easy and fun way to create a visual reminder of all that we have to be thankful for! Items needed:
- Sticks (yes, sticks!)
- Colored construction paper
- Hole punch
- Gather your little ones and find the coolest sticks and branches in your yard! We made this a game for who could find the biggest stick in the back yard.
- Arrange the sticks and branches in your vase to look like a mini tree.
- Cut out a leaf template- I found two different leaf options I liked on google images and traced onto a sheet of white paper. I cut it out and then made replicas with red, orange, yellow peices of construction paper.
- As a family we each said what we are thankful for today. I said my kiddos, my husband said our wonderful neighborhood, Palmer said his Minion Bubble bath and Grayson is thankful for snuggles. I used a black Sharpie to document today’s thankfulness.
- I punched a hole in the leaf and used our string to hang on the branch!
- Repeat what your family members are thankful for each day and add to your tree each day in November.
Why I like the Thankful tree in comparison to other ideas? It’s a visual reminder in the middle of our kitchen table, it creates a conversation for visitors (they can add too!) and it involves the entire family! If you have children who can write and/or cut and thread let them help! Let them choose where the leaf will go and/or what color the leaf will be for that day.
I cannot wait to hear about what you all are thankful for.