We’ve made this Thankful Tree a Thanksgiving tradition for our family. It is an easy craft and a great conversation starter. It reminds us that this is a time for us to come together as a family and talk about what we are thankful for. Afterwards, you have a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece.
You will need:
- Fall colored construction paper.
- Any kind of string. We used twine.
- Hole punch.
- Leaf. (optional)
- Pine cones. (optional)
We used a real leaf to trace around on the construction paper, cut it out, and then used that one as a template for the rest.
Next, we all wrote what we are thankful for on the leaves. It made me proud to see that they were writing things like family, friends, our house, and God. But it was fun to throw in ones like Star Wars too. It is interesting to see what they will come up with each year.
Punch a hole in each leaf and then tie your string on it so it is ready to hang. Tuck your branches in the vase and add your thankful leaves. I added a string of battery-powered LED lights to the branches, too.
Check out the video from last year to get a visual of how we made our tree.