Thankful {A Printable for Giving Thanks}

What are you THANKFUL for

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? 

This has been the fastest year yet! By now, we all have already been thinking and planning our thanksgiving day, we’re getting excited (well, at least I am)about the parade, we’ve talked about pilgrims and Indians, the guys are getting ready for the football games, soon to gather together with friends and family and to give thanks!  

And we ALL have so much to be thankful for!

Colossians 27

For me, beyond all the physical things like purchasing our first home, creating a new school room and other things, what I am most thankful for are experiencing the birth of our new baby, watching my kids continue to grow, celebrated 10 years of marriage and much growing pains along the way that have all pointed us back to a loving, generous God AND being thankful for it all. 

What are you thankful for this year?

With thankfulness in mind, I was asked to come up with a craft for my kids‘ co-op for the thanksgiving party. I took a trip to pinterest and began scrolling. One thing was common: thankful trees, which we have actually made before but for 40 kids I wouldn’t be able to make 3D trees, so I looked over some other ideas and thought, I’ll make a printable. 

So I went on picmonkey and came up with this. 

Then, once my creative juices were flowing, I thought we can use Trader Joe’s bags to make a frame with a handle and embellish with some stickers we had. And since we have a resource room at our school, I used die-cuts to make some leaves. And I got my craft on. I know most people don’t have die-cuts, so here is a printable I found with leave for y’all. 

I look forward to making these with the kindergarten through 3rd graders on Monday, just in time for Thanksgiving! 

Free Thankful Printable

Make your own Thankful Display:

What you need: 

  • thankful printable (get one w/o the year below)
  • brown paper grocery bag
  • glue stick
  • paints
  • *optional for embellishments: pipe cleaners, foam stickers, clothes pins, leaves

Thankful Printable with verse Colossians 2:7

What to do: 

  1. Gather supplies
  2. Print out thankful printable
  3. Talk about what being thankful means with your kiddos. Discuss the verse Colossians 2:7 and what being rooted in Christ means.
  4. Have your kids use their fingers to make some beautiful fall leaves with the paint, set aside to dry
  5. While paint is drying, cut out one side of the brown paper bag, write things you are thankful on the leaves
  6. Paste paper to brown paper bag, add embellishments
  7. Display for a reminder of thankfulness

I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your loved ones, I am truly thankful for all of you! 

FREE thankful printable

———->Get your thankful printable here or here without the year<———-

How do you teach your children about thankfulness? 

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. Carol Meyer says:

    This is a wonderful idea. Love it