Thanksgiving Trees & Activities
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Every year we do some thankful craft, pumpkin, or some way to allow the kids (and us parents of course) to show what we are thankful for in November. What type of Thankful something do you and your family do? I just love seeing creative ways to get the whole family involved in taking inventory of what we have to be thankful for! Such a wonderful way to see it and let it sink in for the whole family.
Our Thankful Tree – Writing Out What we are Thankful For
So this year we didn’t make ours, we purchased this Thankful Tree, but I am happy with it. It was an easy setup! The leaves are already cut out, and you just put your tree up and start filling it in. The goal for us is to have all of our leaves filled out by Thanksgiving day, so you can start on the 1st of the month or maybe the week of Thanksgiving. Any time that works for you and yours! I filled a bucket with leaves and posted the prodding question on it! I love seeing what everyone writes in! Makes our hearts, as mothers feel good doesn’t it, especially when the siblings are thankful for each other or something unexpected is jotted down. We keep some of the leaves blank for guests through the holiday too.
I also love these printable Thanksgiving placemats for younger kiddos! These are free and a fantastic way to keep your little turkeys occupied while you cook or host this holiday.
This 2 sided Thanksgiving Activity Placemat is filled with adorable, fun activities and pictures to color. Print and set them out for the little ones at your Thanksgiving table for some pre-food table fun!
We also like to incorporate some learning activities in the days leading up to the holiday, and this one is perfect! Measuring the Mayflower, how fun is that? It’s perfect for elementary math, not to mention a lot of fun for the entire family to do. Click here to get your FREE printable and read all about it!
What type of Thanksgiving fun and traditions of thankfulness does your family incorporate?