Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Thanksgiving Tree

If you're looking for a way to make Thanksgiving more meaningful or just more visual for your children, The Thankful Tree might work for you! Besides, I think it's just plain ol' purdy! 

From decorchick.com

Click on the link above for step-by-step instructions and photos. Below is a photo from another blogger, Simply Vintage Girl. I love the color scheme on this one! 

From simplyvintagegirl.com

I plan to start our Thanksgiving Tree either this weekend or early next week. Every day until Thanksgiving, I'll have each child write something they're thankful for on a circle and hang it on the tree. I'll help the younger children write theirs, and give them ideas if they can't think of anything. :) On Thanksgiving Day we'll take turns reading the tags aloud. 

After Thanksgiving, when it's time to take down the tree, I might have the kids glue their circles into a Thanksgiving Memory Booklet. Not sure about that, but it's an idea. I'm sentimental like that. 

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions you'd like to share?

Jessica is a follower of Jesus Christ, the wife of an amazing husband, and the mother of four children who are the loves of her life. She is passionate about homeschooling, enjoys spending time with her family more than anything else,  would rather buy a new book than new clothes, is always starting on a diet, and thinks that chocolate is the next-best medicine to laughter. Other than reading, her favorite hobbies are music, decorating, blogging, and making attempts at photography. She blogs about this, that, and the other at www.itsthelittlethings4.blogspot.com.

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