Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree

The Thankful Tree

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.” Psalm 145:7

I just LOVE this Bible verse. And I LOVE Thanksgiving. I’m not gonna lie, part of what I love about Thanksgiving is the delicious carbs I scarf down. But I also love seeing my family, cooking for them, serving them, laughing and spending time with them. And I love taking the opportunity to think about the things that I’m most thankful for. This time of year also provides an opportunity to teach my son how to be thankful and what kind of things we should be thankful for {rather than taking things like health and food for granted}.

This verse IS Thanksgiving. The Lord deserves all of our thanks, and His great love endures forever. Praise God!

I found this activity on Pinterest from someone {sorry, don’t remember who otherwise I’d give due credit} and I just had to do this last year with Buggy. We do it a bit differently from the people who add leaves to their tree.

I paint a tree like the one above on a long sheet of butcher paper and tape it up in a prominent place in our home.

I then trace out Buggy’s hand every day and cut it out on a leaf-colored sheet of construction paper.

Buggy tells me one thing he’s thankful for, just one or two words, and I write it on the palm of his hand. I put a date on it and tape it to the tree. His sweet hands are the leaves! By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, our tree and our hearts are full and I get adorable gems like this from last year:

“I’m thankful for…”

  • Rocketships
  • Mommy and daddy
  • Lightning McQueen
  • Snow
  • M&M’s
  • Larry and Bob

-3 year old Buggy, 2012 đŸ™‚

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