Today we are welcoming Jen from Mama. Papa. Bubba. I love this idea of making a Tree of Thanks. I love the size of it! We need something large like this on our wall! Be sure to visit Mama. Papa. Bubba. and follow her on social media. The links are at the end of the post.
To create our tree, we started by painting some coffee filters using droppers and watered down food colouring. Though not the overall intent of the project, this part lent itself perfectly to pincer grasp development and a discussion about colour mixing.
As our coffee filters dried, we cut them into leaf shapes. Then I asked my little one what she felt thankful about and carefully recorded her responses on the leaves using permanent marker.
Lastly, we cut a tree silhouette out of a big old box adhered it to the wall using double-sided tape, and my little one hung her leaves on the tree . She’s so proud of her finished tree and it’s a lovely reminder of all that we have to be grateful for.
Jen is a primary teacher turned stay-at-home mama who strives to be an engaged parent. She’s passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, and adores travelling. Admittedly, she’s turned into a crunchy mom and enjoys ‘healthifying’ recipes with the help of her little sous chef. A Vancouverite at heart, she and her family currently reside in the Middle East where they are soaking up as much of the world as time will allow. Her family’s adventures, through the eyes of her daughter, are chronicled on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba.
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