Deliberate Thankfulness and Thankful Trees

Deliberate thankfulness.  Now there is a term.  It invovles the act of consciously acknowledging the things in your life that you are thankful for.  Sometimes its not just the good that we can be thankful for, but the bad as well.   Today the Froglets got to practice their deliberate thankfulness with thankful trees.  These go on the walls for Thanksgiving.  They even pitched in and helped figure out what Tiny Tadpole was thankful for.  To make your own Thankful trees you will need a trunk template, construction paper, tiny hands and a pencil, along with some glue.  Cut your trunk template from brown paper or cardstock.    DSC04711 DSC04714DSC04712

Next, trace your tiny hands 6 times on different colored paper and cut out.

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On each hand-leaf write something you are thankful for (or dictate to a writer for little ones).DSC04716

Glue the leaves on your trunk.

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