Our Tree of Thanks from last year. She couldn’t give them up, so we kept the leaves in Captain’s memory box.
I just love Autumn, with its promise of rain, Halloween plans, Captain’s 6th birthday, and, oh yes, the season of crafts! Before we even begin to color and carve pumpkins, paint fall trees and collect acorns, we have already been planning this years “Tree of Thanks”. It is the easiest thing to do, as long as you have a bit of wall space and a large piece of brown paper. Simply sketch a tree out onto the paper, add details with sharpies, trim it out, and tape it to the wall. Voila!
For the leaves, we collected oak and maple leaves and traced them onto red, yellow, orange and green construction paper. We traced a bunch of them ahead of time and then the whole family cut them out, as needed, to keep a stack on hand. Every morning, Captain would fill out a couple more of them with things like: Mom & Dad, Cake, Music, Grandmas etc. Anyone who came over would add one too and our tree was soon filled with leaves from us all.
I highly recommend this simple “Thanksgiving” themed project. It is fun, easy, reminds us to be grateful, and looks adorable on the wall 🙂
Here’s to a beautiful start to the Fall Season!