Do you need a Thanksgiving Craft? Kids can practice being grateful with this Thankful Tree. Use My Free Printable Template to quickly make enough trees and leaves to fill a forest!
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what we have. This easy gratitude tree craft is such a fun and simple way to remind kids to be thankful. It’s a super easy fall or Thanksgiving craft.
Get the Free Thankful Tree Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.
Do you want more Thanksgiving fun? My Thanksgiving Activity Packet will make your Thanksgiving Day Feast as easy as pie. It includes 7 Printable Placemat Activities & 3 craft templates!
Did you know, practicing gratitude is actually good for your health? Read more at ABCnews.com.
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your Gratitude Tree supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Thankful Tree Printable <— Get it Here!
- colored copy paper, colored cardstock, or construction paper
- glue sticks
- markers (for writing on the leaves)
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template
Download the Free Thankful Tree Printable. Decide if you will be using black and white trees (the kids can color themselves) or colored trees.
Decide which tree you will use and print enough so each child has one tree.
In the next step, I will show you how to quickly cut out leaves from different colored construction paper.
But, if you’re using the color leaves print-out, you will probably need to print one page of colored leaves for each child.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the leaf Shapes
Once you have the leaf print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.
Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Step 3: How to Assemble
The kids will enjoy adding their leaves of gratitude to the tree.
- write something you’re thankful for on a leaf
- glue your leaf to the tree
- repeat until you cover your tree in leaves
- don’t forget to put your name on the back
And you’re done!!
This is a great craft for Thanksgiving and Fall. This Thankful Tree craft is easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.
More Thanksgiving and Fall Crafts
If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Thanksgiving and Fall Crafts:
- Fun and Easy Apple Craft
- Turkey made with Scrap Paper
- Paper Sunflower for Kids
- Silly Candy Corn Craft
- Easy paper pumpkin pie
- Turkey Hat Craft
As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!