Barefoot by the Sea: Thanksgiving Countdown!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Countdown!

Although not nearly as fancy as theirs, we were inspired by the girls over at The Letter 4 to make our "Thanksgiving Countdown Tree".  What I loved about this project, is that you can really make it elegant and beautiful or whimsical and fun....or a little bit of everything.  What's most important is that you really think about the things you are most thankful for because that's what Thanksgiving is all about!

For our craft, we started with some Autumn inspired scrapbook paper and started tracing our leaves.  While the girls got started on that, I printed off the template, available on The Letter 4's blog here.
Then, the girls came up with the things they are thankful for, on the white side of the paper.  Basically, write on the opposite side that you want displayed on your tree.
We cut each leave out...
And numbered our leaves to "countdown" the days until Thanksgiving and after coloring, stuck each leave on the tree with a tiny piece of tape.
Each day, the girls take turns to pull a leave off and ready what they are thankful for, it's been a wonderful new tradition for our family!
(Turtles and Tiger Magnets....optional)

Happy Monday - short week for many!  Enjoy!


  1. What a great idea! I wish we had seen this sooner!!

  2. I love these Thanksgiving countdowns! Happy Thanksgiving!!!


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