A Tree of Thanksgiving: a tradition for the month of November
Just this morning I was trying to think of what I would do with my boys this month to help them get ready for Thanksgiving. I’ll probably keep the ABC Thanksgiving sheet we’ve done before as one of our activities, but I thought it would be fun to do something as a whole family. After spending a little time in Pinterest and seeing lots of “leaves hanging from trees” ideas, I came up with the idea of putting a paper tree on our living room wall and decorating it with hand print leaves. My plan is that every night after dinner, each of us will take our hand print leaf and write something we are thankful for on one of the fingers. When we run out of fingers, we’ll get to start a new leaf, and by Thanksgiving our tree should look nice and full of thanks and praise to God!
To make my tree, I cut apart several grocery store bags and laid them on the floor with the printed side up. I found an image of a bare tree by doing a Google image search, and traced it out as best I could. Then I cut out my tree, and used removable (hopefully!) sticky stuff to put it on the wall.
I made a small sign so that everyone who sees it would know what the idea behind it is.
My youngest son seemed really excited about when we were working on this morning, so I’m looking forward to introducing the idea to the whole family and watching it come together. I’ll have to update with a photo at the end of the month!
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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!” Psalm 107:1