Our Thankful Tree
I saw this idea on another blog this week. The author of the blog is a mother of five and it is a tradition in their home to have a "Thankful Tree" each year in November. Every morning at breakfast the family writes something that they are thankful for on a paper leaf and they add it to the tree. Their thankful tree is on a poster that hangs on their fridge door.
I tweaked the idea to make it an activity to do with my grandchildren and their families. I created a six foot tree using brown construction paper on my entry way wall. I made up a packet of fall colored papers and some leaf patterns to give to each family. I have invited them each to cut out leaves and write down some things that they are thankful for as a family and then come over and add them to "Our Thankful Tree".
Three of my grands came in this morning while waiting for the bus and checked out the tree. They read the first ten leaves I have added to the tree. They were excited to see their names on the tree as three of my ten grands being something that I am very thankful for!
I'm looking forward to seeing the branches filled with fall colored leaves and words of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day!