- Colored paper
1) Fold paper accordion-style, leaving it the width you want for your leaves. We folded our paper in fourths.
2) Cut out leaf shapes, paper doll style (so that at least one leaf on each side rests on the fold so they stay attached). Emma maintains that some of my “leaves” are actually flowers. I see her point…
3) Hang on wall and admire.
4) Assign one leaf to each day, and write one thing you are grateful for each day. I have 36 leaves. Assuming they all stay intact between now and the end of the month, there are enough to bring us through December 6th. This happens to be the Second Sunday of Advent this year and therefore a fitting day to switch over to a Christmas theme, if I decide to continue this for another month.
I gave Emma and Johnny additional leaves on which they inscribed their own mysterious messages to display alongside our gratitude chain:
I will probably also do the Thankful Hands activity I did with Emma and Johnny last year a little closer to Thanksgiving.
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