As November is the month for giving thanks this year at our house we created a Thankful Tree. The idea is to write notes of thankfulness and hang them as reminders of our grateful hearts.
Since I have been posting daily this month of things that I am thankful for I thought I would share some of the notes my children added to our tree:
Family, Friends, Home, Our Garden, Nature, Books, Camera, Health, Clemson, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Holidays, Frogs, Snakes, Our Dogs, Prehistoric Animals, Walking in the Woods, Maps, Drawing, Architecture, Movies, Legos, Arts & Crafts Wednesdays, Founding Fathers, Junior Master Gardeners, Board Games, K'nex, Birds, Climbing Trees, Soccer, Challenge Class, Armed Forces, Our teachers, Family time, Swimming, Traveling, and Game Night.
This activity was a great way for my children to think about all the special people and things in their lives and appreciate all they have. Since they enjoyed this so much, for the month of December we will be creating a Christmas chain. Each time a member of the family completes a good deed, such as sharing a toy or helping bring in the groceries, he/she writes it down on a red or green strip of paper and adds it to the chain around the tree. As Christmas nears the chain will get longer and longer and they can see how their kind contributions have made the chain grow longer.