Friday, November 20, 2009

Our Thankful Leaf Garland

Today after school, Katie Anne and I made a Thanksgiving craft.  We made a thankful leaf banner to celebrate all the people and things that we're thankful for this holiday season.  I cut out lots of different leaf shapes in fall colors, and I bought Katie Anne a special leaf stamp and gold stamp pad.  Then, we sat down at the kitchen table and got to work!

We talked about what being thankful means, and she started brainstorming all the people and things that she loves.  She was spouting names faster than I could write them down!  Then, she got to stamp the leaves with her gold sparkly ink ... she loved it!  Then, we punched holes in all the leaves and strung them on a brown velvet ribbon.  We strung the garland on the windows in the kitchen.  It is a great reminder of all the things Katie Anne - and our entire family - are thankful for this holiday season!


Stamping gold leaves on the big orange leaf for her friend Chauncey


Smiles!  Then, she said she was thankful for Mommy's camera.  :)


Serious stamping business
 

Katie Anne has a long list full of thankfulness!  Here are her family leaves...


And she was very thankful for all her friends...


Of course, she's thankful for her dogs...


And why not be thankful for yourself?


To round out her list of thanks, Katie Anne is thankful for lots of things like her books, Pop-tarts, her play kitchen, Peach the Mouse, and more...


Here's our beautiful banner!

 
 

Happy Thanksgiving!

3 comments:

cindy glawson said...

WOW! I love that! It is fun to see the things she is thankful for, especially the pacifier. Cute!

Jillian said...

Very cute idea! And who's NOT thankful for poptarts?!

Jason, Erin, and Ella said...

That is so cute!! I love it on the windows:) Ella sends her thanks right back to Katie Anne!