Make A Gratitude Tree For Kids

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Make A Gratitude Tree For Kids
Make A Gratitude Tree For Kids

"Since Thanksgiving is almost around the corner, it's the perfect time to teach kids about the power of gratitude and counting blessings! Making a gratitude tree is a fun craft that will quickly become a family tradition! To make a gratitude tree you will need craft paper, string, twigs or tree branches that you collect in your yard or on. walk, a pen or a marker, and small rocks. This craft is good for kids of almost any age as long as they are supervised. Older kids (or you!) can help write down what the younger kids are thankful for. "

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Materials List

  • Craft Paper
  • String
  • A Few Twigs or Branches
  • A Pen or Marker
  • Small Rocks


  1. Take a cut out of the craft paper in the leaf shape.

  2. Use the craft leaf as a template for tracing the rest of the leaves on a bigger sheet.

  3. Punch holes in the leaves tie a piece of string in the holes.

  4. Add rocks to the base of the vase and stick the tree branch there so that it stands erect.

  5. Ask your kids to draw or write about things that they are thankful for. If they are too young, you can write for them.

  6. Tie the leaves on the tree branches.

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