I´ve been reading a few blogs/websites, looking for some sort of project to work with the kids, something they could relate to, which would prepare them for the Season to come. I came across interesting ideas to show how grateful we are, instilling values of gratitude, appreciation and giving back, daily; it’s not always easy.
One of the blogs I follow, has a suggestive list of holidays and events for the month of November, and the idea to have something in preparation for Thanksgiving. Among the ideas, is the Thanksgiving Blessing Tree, which I´m sharing now, hanks to the The Education Cafe . the suggestion if for a 30-days gratitude tree. Wait, we don´t have 30 days anymore… we don’t even have 4 full weeks. 24 Days from today, you may be able to read each of our thoughts on gratitude, as you share a Thanksgiving meal and celebrate the holiday together, as a family.
Instructions for the Thanksgiving Blessing Tree:
“Make a tree out of construction paper and hang it on the wall. Every day put leaves on it with things you are thankful for.
By Thanksgiving you should have it completely filled and running over. Just a way to help the kids and grownups to remember what they´ve received. You can make your leaves out of colored construction paper like fall leaves. Or, trace your child’s hand on different colors of construction paper. Hang each “leaf” upside down on the tree.
Curl the fingers slightly by rolling up over a pencil. Write the thankful statement on the palm of the hand.
Cheers to a new tradition and a 24-day gratitude challenge”
- The Health Benefits of Saying Thanks (everydayhealth.com)
- Gratitude (mothermaryswords.wordpress.com)
- Rapper Sullee J speaks on “The Importance of Gratitude” (hypetalent.com)
- Be thankful in all things (gnubee.wordpress.com)