Friday, November 1, 2013

Thankful Tree - Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

For one of our Thanksgiving crafts last year, we made a Thankful Tree.  It was a big hit with our daughters and really got them thinking about the things in their life that they were thankful for.  And not only that, but it was great writing/spelling practice for my girls, given their ages.

I made a tree trunk out of a roll of brown craft paper, just a freehand sketch and cut it out. 
I used Scotch tape to tape it to the wall, and even rolled a few branches around a bit to make a bit of a 3-D effect. 
Then, the girls and I cut out leaves of various colors and filled a basket of them, along with a marker. 
Then we sat down and thought of things we were thankful for. 
It was so funny some of the things the girls would think of!
Yep, that says Ava is thankful for "Toylit Papr" (read: toilet paper).  Yeah, I'm thankful for that too, kiddo...haha!
We left the basket out all month long so the girls could add to it, and mommy even added some too :)

This was fun, and easy, and we already had all the supplies on hand, though a roll of brown paper and a pack of construction paper don't cost much.


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