Create a thankful tree to help your family focus on gratitude!
Using a thankful tree in our home has been a fun way to focus on gratitude during November. It is a tradition that we have had for a few years. At the beginning of every November, we use one of our family connection times to prep the tree.
Finding meaningful ways to connect and grow as a family during holidays is a passion of mine. When we use a variety of tools, we are able to have the truth shared in multiple ways during the holidays. This November, we plan to use our turkey and the thankful tree.
You can easily set up your own thankful tree as well!
- Construction Paper
- Printable Leaves
Create the trunk and branches. Remember it does not have to be perfect.
Cut out some leaves from construction paper or print off the Printable leaves in the Thankful Tree Kit. Use tape to put the leaves on the tree.
Leave out some pre-cut leaves or the supplies to cut the leaves nearby so you can regularly add to the tree.
We love to add to the tree a few times a week. Our tree is in our dining room. If you do not want to tape to your walls, use a putty to attach yours.
The amazing thing is that every year, we see fruits from this simple activity. Even for my husband and me, it has become a simple reminder of focusing on all that is good instead of all that is lacking. Teaching gratitude will help your kids to start a lifetime way of thinking.
Planting seeds into our children’s hearts about gratitude helps form the perfect foundation for the Christmas season.
Family night is not complete without a delicious snack!
If you want a fall-themed snack for your family night, you need to try Mauri’s recipe, Three Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Popcorn. It is no secret that popcorn is a favorite over here and we love having some flavored popcorn!
Mauri has a passion to encourage families to be intentional during meal times, I love her heart and know you will too! Make sure to check out the recipe and some of her other great posts!
Check out the Thankful Tree Printable Kit!
This kit includes everything you need to get started with a Thankful Tree! Here is what is included:
Thankful Tree Print with Leaves
There is a Thankful Tree Print that already has leaves on it. You can use this to write what you are grateful for on each leaf that is already on the tree.
Large Tree Outline with Black and White and Color Leaves
With the Large Tree Outline, you will print both parts and then glue or tape together. You can then use the small leaf printable pages and cut out the leaves to use for this tree.
The Large Leaves are to use if you create your own tree using construction paper or even chalk on a large chalkboard. Print these off and cut them out to use.
Purchase the Thankful Tree Printables here!
What about you? Have you ever made a thankful tree? How do you teach gratitude in your home? Remember to PIN this now for later!