Gratitude Tree (Free Printable)

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Download the Free Thankful Tree Printable Template and make this Easy Fall Craft for Kids. Find step-by-step instructions and Paper Crafts for kids on!

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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 Template 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? This Thanksgiving Activity Packet will make your Thanksgiving Day Feast as easy as pie. It includes 12 Printable Activities!

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Printable Thanksgiving Activities

Did you know, that practicing gratitude is actually good for your health? Read more at

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):

Make this Thanksgiving craft for Toddlers while reading these Fun Books:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Gratitude Tree Printable

Download the Free Thankful Tree Printable. Decide if you will be using black and white trees (the kids can color themselves) or colored trees.

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The template comes in color and black and white.

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

thankful tree leaf shapes ready to cut
print template and staple to multiple sheets of paper before cutting

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.

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  1. write something you’re thankful for on a leaf
  2. glue your leaf to the tree
  3. repeat until you cover your tree in leaves
  4. don’t forget to put your name on the back

And you’re finished!

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 Crafts and Fall Crafts for Kids

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Thanksgiving and Fall Preschool Crafts:

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

A Year of Crafts by Crafting Jeannie

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    2 thoughts on “Gratitude Tree (Free Printable)”

      1. Hi Maureen,
        I just sent you a message. The way the website works is that it sends every activity via email. So you should have received an email with the link to the template. Even then, sometimes the emails get blocked altogether or sent to SPAM or PROMOTIONS folders. If you can’t find the email in one of those folders, just email me at
        Have a great day,

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