- Draw the outline of a tree trunk on brown construction paper or use the free printable one.
- Trace hands onto colored paper. These will be the leaves.
- Cut all of the above out. To make it quicker, I stacked 4 pieces of construction paper so that when I cut each traced hand, it made 4 pieces. We traced each hand making it a total of 8 pieces for my son's tree.
- Glue pieces into place.
- Write the things each child is thankful for on the fingers.
We also read these 2 Thanksgiving Books from the library about being thankful. Both are cute and rhyme in a song-like way and engaging for my preschool-aged son. We read these several nights before bedtime in November since part of our bedtime routine is to pray to God for what we are thankful for that day. Since my son had just turned 5, he always has to come up with at least 5 things that he is thankful for that day. We started this routine with him when he was 3, which then he would name off 3 (or more things). His little sister who was then almost 2, had just started to say some of her own things which usually always is something like "Thank you for doggie, thank you for doggie, thank you for ladybug, thank you for doggie." Too precious! She sure does love all her doggies and her ladybug blanket!!!