For the past several years, November 1st marks the beginning of the social media posts sharing one thing they are thankful for each and every day of the month. I always love reading these, and while I'm not participating myself this year, I have found that writing down those blessings can really help to give us a good view of all the good things- big and small- that we can be thankful for.
Those visual reminders can be great for kids too! So today, I'm sharing a simple craft that will help kids remember everything that they too have to be thankful for!
Handprint Thankful Tree
- Construction Paper (various fall colors)
- Start off by creating your tree trunk. Trace your little one's hand/arm onto brown construction paper. Cut out.
- Glue this tree trunk onto another piece on construction paper (white or black works best).
- Now cut out your leaves. If you have a Silhouette or similar, you can save time by using this, but keep in mind, they don't have to be perfect.
- Have your little one think about what they are thankful for. On each leaf, write one thing.
- When your leaves are filled out, start gluing them one by one onto the branches (fingers). Feel free to add a couple to the ground too...it is a FALL tree after all.
That's it! Hang it on the fridge as a reminder each day of this thankful season to be thankful for all things.
What other fun ideas do you have for teaching your little ones to be thankful?