Along with November comes our Thankful Tree!!! I have been anxiously awaiting November 1st to start this project with T-Man, especially since he's now 3 and will be able to understand this concept a bit more than last year! Thankfulness, however, is still a difficult concept to explain!
Alright, onto our Thankful Tree! If you'd like to create your own tree, here's what you'll need!
*Brown butcher paper-I got mine at the Dollar Tree!
*Leaves- I also bought mine from the Dollar Tree, but if your kids are older, they might enjoy cutting their own out of construction paper!
*Brown paint-I used washable paint since he was painting on our new floors :)
*Masking or Painters tape
First, I taped the paper down onto the floor. Next, I drew a tree with a marker so he could see the lines. *Remember! You don't have to be an artist to do this! NO two trees are alike, and they are all beautiful, so have fun with your branches!!!! :D
Next, I let T-Man paint the tree! He kept painting outside the lines, which normally I'm a huge fan of, but this time, we were going to cut out the tree, so he needed to paint inside the lines! lol!
This morning, he was SO excited to see his tree, that already had 2 leaves hung that he had made at school! We, then, read this book, which talked about Thanksgiving day!