Thankful Tree
Using the children’s handprints, create a tree for them to write what they are thankful for!
Teaching appreciation for the things that are important to each child.
To have the children learn about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful.
Using fine motor skills to trace and cut.
Before You   Start  
You will need enough pieces of construction paper for your class. I like using fall colors such as red, yellow, green and orange.
Let’s Begin  
1. Assist children in tracing their hands

2. Help them cut out the shape of their traced hands and have them write, "I am thankful for..." on the hand. Let them choose what they are thankful for.

3. Help the children construct the trunk of the tree by using brown construction paper.

4. Next, have each child tape or glue their “thankful hands” to the tree.

5. You can also add pictures of the children if you would like!
Your “Thankful Tree” can remain in the classroom throughout the Thanksgiving season!


Construction paper

9" x 12" Heavyweight Construction Paper
Best Value Safety Scissors
Colorations® Washable School Glue
Huge 9" Alphabet Collage Letters
Fadeless® Paper Rolls, 48"W x 50'L