Easy DIY Thankful Tree

Thanksgiving is soon approaching, and now is a good time to incorporate lessons on gratitude.

Although being thankful is something we should practice all year long, encouraging our homeschoolers to exercise gratefulness is a wonderful way to build and teach godly character.

Thankful Tree

This simple activity displays helpful reminders of what we have to be thankful for.  The awesome part is that you can use arts and crafts items you may already have at home!

DIY Thankful Tree Image

For this project, you will need:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper (optional, I think it makes the ornaments more sturdy)
  • 8-10 Branches (we collected ours from our own backyard)
  • Vase or reusable large jar
  • Crayons (optional, for decoration)
  • Yarn, and/or ribbon
  • Markers
  • Hole Punch

The DIY Thankful Tree is great for preschool and elementary aged children.  The circles and writing space were created large enough to accommodate little hands and young writers.

You can also use your tree as a centerpiece during Thanksgiving.  Invite friends and family to participate in the fun!  Click on image to download.

I Am ThankFul DIY Tree


My homeschoolers enjoyed this craft project, I hope yours will too!

Homeschool Thankful Tree

Have a happy Thanksgiving and homeschool break!