With Thanksgiving coming, the little one and I got started on our yearly gratitude tree. We did the same last year (see here) and it was so much fun!
I made more leaves (the tracings came from Martha Stewart online...we used the same for our felt leaf garland) and we got to chat a little bit about what we were grateful for this year. The little one listed all the animals in her life first, then went on to draw many things found outside (grass, snow, trees, etc.). I made a few as well and it was fun to think of all the things I am grateful for in my life. There is just so much!
The little one's favorite part was punching holes in the leaves and stringing some yarn through. Then we went outside to find the perfect fallen branch to hang them from.
Once it was done, we placed it in a vase on the top of our piano, where we would see it all day long.
It's an easy, fun project for little ones and adults, and what could be better than thinking about the little things in your life that bring you joy?!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'll be back after the holidays. xoxo.