Make a Thankful Tree

Want a fun way for you and your family to display all that you are thankful for?? Make a Thankful Tree!!

You will need:
1 brown paper bag
Construction Paper: red, yellow and orange

Cut open the brown paper bag by cutting down one of the creases and then cutting the bottom off. Lay the paper out on the table and use about half to ¾ of the length of the bag to draw a tree trunk.
Staple this to the back of a door or a bulletin board.

Using the remaining pieces of the bag make branches. Staple those coming form the tree trunk.

Now make leaves out of construction paper. Make lots of them!


Put them in a basket and leave a pen nearby.

Have the members of your family begin to write down on the leaves what they are thankful for. Begin to attach these leaves to the tree.


Once you start this project.. the tree can fill up quickly!!

How nice to have a heart full of thanks to the Lord for all His blessings when you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner!


  1. Thanks for the idea! We just made one!

  2. I have made a Thankful Tree before. This is a great craft for the kids.

  3. I've been thinking about doing this this year, since I've seen it on your blog in years past. Thanks for the reminder! I think we will do it tomorrow.

  4. What a fantastic idea, my grandson is out of school on Thurs and Fri. I am definitely going to do this when he is here.

  5. this is a neat idea!! happy early thanksgiving!

  6. Thanks, we're making one as I write after having read this! Thanks!

  7. Oh I remember the Thanksgiving tree! That was always a lot of fun. :D Love it!


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