Thanksgiving Tree

November is Thanksgiving all month long in our home. Each year we make a Thanksgiving Tree in the kitchen and during Bible time each morning we add a leaf with something we are thankful for. It is a great opportunity to develop grateful hearts. The kids look forward to it, and I do too! 

In the past we have used paper to create our tree, and then cut out leaves to put on it. (Sorry I can't find a photo of the finished product, but use your imagination to see leaves on there!) ;) I use a leaf template and print it on fall colored card stock, cut it out, and each day each child writes something they are thankful for on a leaf and we tape it (or use sticky tack) to our tree.

last year's tree:

This year I decided to be lazy different and bought a wire tree from Hobby Lobby. (40% off coupon made it about the same price as the paper!)  We are looking forward to filling our tree and our hearts with Thankfulness, praising God for His many good gifts!

This years tree:

We also memorize a passage of Thanksgiving from the Bible. Two years ago we memorized Psalm 100, and we review it each November.

Psalm 100
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us and we are His;
We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
Give thanks to him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.

This year we are memorizing Psalm 34:1. Since we are memorizing a great number of verses for TRUTH 66 this year, we are keeping our Thanksgiving verse short, in addition to reviewing Psalm 100. 

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth

I love November, and the reminder it brings to keep His praise on our lips! 
Happy month of Thanksgiving!!!

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