Thursday, November 22, 2007

Unplugged Project : Thankful!

This week's Unplugged Project topic is Thankful!

We decided to make a Thankful Tree. Ours is not quite so lovely as the one on Family Fun, but we also spent no money and utilized some things we already had instead.

And it still met the same goal - a fun activity to do with the kids that also helped us think about and talk about what we are thankful for this year.

So basically, we just colored and cut out leaves, then the boys told me what they were thankful for and I wrote what they said on the leaves. My husband led an expedition outside to find a suitable branch, and then the boys tapes the leaves on the "tree."

It ocupied the kids for a long time with all the coloring and cutting and then the nature walk, plus taping each of the leaves on a carefully selected spot. Fun was had by all!


Heather said...

That tree is wonderful. It is really sweet, your kids did a wonderful job.

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

What a great idea! I knew what it was as soon as I saw the picture! I'll have to do that next year. Love it!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!! It incorporates thankful, a nature walk, and occupying the kids without spending any money, plus it looks nice...sounds like the ideal project to me! Wow, you really came up with a fun one this week. I'll have to file that idea away in my memory to try sometime. Thanks again for joining in!

I hope we'll see you again next week. For next week I offered a choice of a vague or a specific project, in case you are feeling less creative. But this idea was awesome!

Kate in NJ said...

Great project!
I love that you spent no money and had a nature walk!

Andrée said...

I love it. I wish I knew of this when my kids were little. Very ingenious.