Thankful Tree

Thankful Tree

Falling Into Gratitude

“It is a good thing to give thanks to The LORD…” Psalm 92:1

Banner: “Thankful tree, falling into gratitude.”

Focus: Think of 3 people or blessings for which you can be thankful.

Some falls are just FUN…piles of leaves, pillows, comforters, clothes…


Students think of 3 people or things for whom or for which they are thanking GOD (i.e. dad/mom/family; favorite food; singing; pets; ). Write your list and use photos, magazine pictures, etc. of your list. Now, write them on a practice sheet. Parents, family, teacher, or helper checks students’ list for accuracy and neatness. Students are then given leaf-shaped paper to color and write the names of 3 people or things for which they can be thankful. Glue or tape any pictures on the reverse side of your leaves

Grades 1-2

Write a sentence for whom or what you thank GOD: family, church, school, hobbies, places (e.g. Thank you God for taking walks, biking with my family.) The teacher or helper checks for accuracy and neatness. Students are then given leaf-shaped paper to color and write their 3 sentences. (Eager learners are given additional leaves to color.)

Grades 4-adults

Follow the above directions!

Decorate the Thankful Tree with the leaves (with some left on the floor, thus our theme, FALLing into Gratitude.)

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Penelope White

Penelope Allen White is a wife, mother of two young adult sons, and grandmother. Her passion is for all children and people to have an intimate knowledge of God. She works as a Christian educator, speaker, church school curriculum writer and teacher, workshop facilitator, middle school counselor, and neighborhood tutor. Despite her busy schedule, she still finds time to enjoy a game of hopscotch!

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