My kids have enjoyed adding their little hand print leaves to their Thanksgiving Tree we started last week.
Each day we’ve written one thing they are thankful for on a hand print and then taped it to the tree. (To save a little time I traced their hands once and cut out about 10 hands at one time…) They’ve enjoyed it so much they asked Mommy and Daddy add a few hand prints to the tree.
So, what are some of the things they’ve been thankful for?
Monkey, the toddler:
- Dog cookies (he’s said that twice now)
- Cars and Trucks (he actually has this up there 3 times)
- His sister
Peanut, the preschooler:
- More “Daddy time”
- Her brother (She said this after he put her on his hand print)
- The dog
- Grandma and Grandpa
What about you? What are you, or your kids, thankful for this week?
Today I am particularly thankful that I have loving relationships with my children and grandchildren. I am thankful that even though we are not always in agreement my daughters value me enough not to let it affect the relationship that I have with the grandchildren. Having come from a somewhat dysfunctional family I value family relationships hugely and appreciate that my children have also embraced that value. I am also thankful to be healthy enough to rollerskate and bike to the park with the grandchildren. Most of all I’m thankful that at the end of a day with the grandchildren when I asked my granddaughter if it had been a good day her reply was, “It was a wonderful day Grandma.” It touched my heart and made me thankful to be alive!
I know how much those words mean at the end of the day! Your grandchildren are lucky to have a grandma who is able to rollerskate with them and play outside. What a beautifully written response!
What a fun idea!
I am thankful to be home and feel refreshed from a wonderful vacation with my husband and to come home to two of the sweetest girls who haven’t stopped saying how much they missed us!!
Love the turkey hand print tree! We have one that is now 5 years old that we bring out every year. The girls can’t believe how small their hands used to be and how quickly they are catching up to mine.
A vacation with the husband is always something to be thankful for!
I love the fact that you’ve kept your tree for that long! I hadn’t thought about it, but what a great idea!
Grumpy Grateful Mom says
I like how you put your tree on your wall. I’ve been planning to start one, but wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to do it. And I LOVE your kid’s thankful lists. I’m wondering if Monkey has been enjoying some dog cookies. 🙂 This week I’m thankful that we’re all starting to get healthy again. 🙂
I really don’t know why “dog cookies” makes his list each day, but every day at dinner he says, “Thank you, God, dog cookies.” Kids are just funny sometimes.
This is such a cute idea! I love the hands!
Thanks. I thought it was an original idea, but I’ve heard a lot of people talk about Thankful Trees, so maybe not! But they do enjoy it!
Ginny Marie says
What a great idea! I have the perfect place to make this tree! Thanks for the idea. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving!
Lori Williams says
Too cute! I love love hearing what children are thankful for! One child here said he was thankful for breakfast, awe,,,
Thanks so much for sharing,
Yep, I loved hearing all the things they said each day; so cute!
Heather @ Life, gluten free says
I love the thankful tree. We did a thankful banner which was fun too. It’s good to start teaching kids early to count their blessings 🙂
Yes, I agree, it’s important to teach them to count their blessings at an early age. Especially now with all the Christmas excitement going on and the “give me’s” that often come with it.