Thanksgiving Wreath

Creative Wednesday

With Thanksgiving tomorrow there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. Each year I have my Nanny Kids make a Thankful Wreath. When I first ask children about what they are thankful for they often just rattle off a list of all the toy. Being thankful for material possessions is a good thing. Just be sure to help them balance the list out by pointing out the people in her lives that they love too. As they develop characteristics like empathy and sympathy, they will gain gratitude. Teaching a child to be thankful, generous, and kind is a lifelong process, and one that involves many friends and family to help.

You Will Need:

Autumn Colored Construction Paper
Leaf Template or Real Leaves to Trace
Paper Plate
Crayons or Markers

What to Do:

1. Cut out the center from a paper plate.

2. Gather leaves from outdoors to trace onto construction paper or print out leaf templates from the Internet. Trace them onto construction paper.

3. Cut out a bunch of leaves in various Autumn colors.

4. Have each family member write a reason they are thankful for their other family members on the leaves or why they like their family member.

5. Have the child paste the leaves with the answers of why their family members are thankful for them onto the paper plate.

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