This year we made a thankful tree on the wall in our hallway, and every day the girls added a new leaf that said something they were thankful for. The girls loved this because they got to tape things to the wall. (Taping things to the wall may be Amelia’s favorite thing now; in addition to the drawings taped up in her room, she also has flowers, coins, barrettes, yarn, beads and bracelets taped on her wall.) We talked about what being thankful means, and I started out every day by telling the girls what I was thankful for. It only took a few days before Amelia was reminding me to fill out the thankful leaves and writing hers herself (with some spelling help, of course).
Here is what the girls are thankful for; they came up with these all by themselves
Two nice cats
Ms Bootumle and Ms. Harin (Ms. Bottomley and Mrs. Herron)
Grandma and Grandpa
Mommy is a good baker