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Gotta Make It…with the Kids: Thankful Tree November 8, 2007

Filed under: Entertaining,Gotta Make It,Gotta Make It...with the kids,Home,Thanksgiving — inspiremecrafts @ 7:32 am

“Having someone to love is family, having somewhere to go is home, having both is a blessing”


This Thanksgiving family project is fun and easy and will help celebrate the holiday and give thanks.  I already had the vase and branches as decor in our house so I decided to make a Thankful tree from it.  You can find the branches at your craft store for around $5 and any vase will do. 

During the month of November, make some tags to hang from your Thankful tree explaining what you are thankful for.  I used the same type of luggage tags as I did for the Thanksgiving Banner – they are just a smaller size.  On one side write “I’m thankful for….” and then on the other side your family can each write what they are thankful for on their own tag.  Mine are really simple here, but let them have fun and decorate theirs any way they want.  Run a ribbon through the hole and hang from your tree.

You can do this as often or as little as you like.  For example, you can sit down in one sitting and each do several tags or you can make it a Sunday project where every Sunday you each do one and add it to the tree.  Its your choice based on your family’s schedule.  Then on Thanksgiving dinner you move the Thankful tree to your table and it can be your centerpiece. 

Then when Thanksgiving is over add them to a scrapbook or special box.  When your kids are older they will have fun looking at what they wrote.  Since my son is too young to participate this year, I wrote his based on what he might say.  He loves his milk so I put “whole milk” for him.  He’ll get a good laugh when he’s older and it will spark my memory of this wonderful time.

Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!!!!


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