Thankfulness Tree for Thanksgiving

November 13, 2017  |  Teachers  |  Written by
Ms. Pennywise

Thankfulness Tree

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What are you thankful for? I turned November’s most popular question into a fun craft that my entire class loved, not to mention it’s perfect for doing at home with your family. Building a thankfulness tree helps to show kids just how much they have to be thankful for, and teaches them a bit about the brainstorming process. The end result is a lovely piece of homemade art to hang on the wall year-round. This is one of my favorite fall crafts, and of course everything you need can be found at your local Dollar Tree store.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Glitter Paper
  • Poster Board
  • Construction Paper in Assorted Colors
  • Permanent Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Trace the outline of a tree with bare branches on the back of a sheet of gold glitter paper. Then cut out the tree trunk and branches.
  2. Glue the tree outline onto the center of the poster board with the glitter side up.
  3. Cut small leaf shapes out of construction paper. We used fall colors such as green, red, orange, and yellow. The shape of your leaves can be as intricate as you wish — we used a simple marquise shape.
  4. Using a permanent marker, write down one thing that you are thankful for on each leaf. Get the whole class involved and include everyone’s suggestions.
  5. Using a glue stick, glue the leaves onto the poster board at the ends of the glittery tree branches.

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