We have been making this fun and simple Thanksgiving Tree for a few years now. Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away, so it is the perfect time to start one with your family!
Draw a tree trunk and branches on a piece of brown construction paper. Cut out and attach to a wall or bulletin board. I used two 12x12 pieces of paper, so our tree is 2 feet high and 1 foot wide. I put it on a kitchen wall, down by the floor trim.
The girls and Benjamin have each added a leaf to our tree already.
Cut leaf shapes out of colored construction paper. Each morning, write down something you are thankful for and place the leaf on a tree branch.
After a week or two, your Thanksgiving Tree will be full of blessings and thanksgivings, for everyone to enjoy!
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 106:1
Another tree I want to show you, stands in our neighborhood. We've lived in Texas for 10 years and I have *never* seen a tree so brilliant in color!!
It reminds me of my very favorite Autumn poem. I hope you enjoy it!
The north wind came along one day,
So strong and full of fun;
He called the leaves down from the trees
And said, "Run children run".
They came in read and yellow dress,
In shaded green and brown,
And all the short November day
He chased them round the town.
They ran in crowds, they ran alone,
They hid behind the trees,
The north winds laughing found them there
And called "No stopping please"
But when he saw them tired out
And huddled in a heap,
He softly said, "Goodnight my dears,
Now let us go to sleep."