Have you ever made a tree of thankfulness? I love discussing everything we are thankful for all year, but especially during the month of November. As an early childhood educator, I have always felt that this is the perfect focus when staying developmentally appropriate for what young children are able to understand when it comes to understanding Thanksgiving.
Today we are sharing this simple but adorable tree of thankfulness.
Cardstock (Autumn colors)Scissors
- Download and print the template onto heavy cardstock.
- Cut the template out.
- Trace the tree onto brown cardstock.
- Invite your children to trace the leaves onto cardstock. This helps them learn fine motor skills!
- Cut the leaves out.
- Glue the tree onto cardstock.
- Glue the leaves onto the branches of the tree.
- Ask your children what they are thankful for. Write what they are thankful for on the leaves. If your child can write, allow them to do this step.
- Your tree of thankfulness is finished. Frame it and display it as a Thanksgiving decoration. Invite your children to discuss with family members what they are thankful for and why.
Click here to download the template. What are you most thankful for?