How to Make a Thanksgiving Thankful Tree!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday!
I hope all of my fellow Canadians had a lovely long weekend- there is so much to be grateful for!

I wanted to spend some time with my children, helping them to focus on what they are grateful for,
so we made a Thankful Tree!

Supplies Needed:

-Large Vase
-Coloured Paper
-Some way to cut out leaves (scissors or Leaf Shaped paper punch or Cricut or Silhouette Machine)
-Something to fill your vase with so the branches don't move around (we used some pieces of felt we had around)
-Small Hole Punch (or regular sized if you don't have a small one)
-Craft Needle

What We Did:

After cutting the leaves out with my Cricut, I punched holes in them and threaded a needle with some string. Then I cut & tied the string so that the leaves were ready for hanging.

I gathered some branches from my in-laws' backyard (they had recently trimmed a tree) and put them in a large vase with some pieces of felt to keep them still.

All that was left to do was to hand out a few leaves to each member of the family at a couple of dinner times leading up to Thanksgiving, and before long our tree was full of Fall Leaves representing things that each of us are thankful for!

If you're looking for Thanksgiving craft ideas, you might like our Decorative "Give Thanks" Blocks.

If you're preparing for Thanksgiving baking, you'll love the pumpkin roll recipe I shared with a picture & video tutorial!

If you're looking for ways to teach your children about showing gratitude, check out this "Thank Attack" idea!

If you're looking for kids' crafts for Thanksgiving, check out these easy name cards, or this handprint turkey!

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  1. I absolutely love this idea!! I am hosting my Thanksgiving dinner and I think this would be a great way to show the kids that everybody is thankful for something. Found you at the Wow me wednesday party.

  2. I really love this! And hey, Thanksgiving is only weeks away! I think we'll be doing this one. Maybe we'll start Oct 1st and do a leaf every day.


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