Gratitude Tree

“Gratitude Tree,” Friend, Nov. 2013, 24–25

Gratitude Tree

Friend Magazine, 2013/11 Nov

Illustration by Taia Morley

How can you help your gratitude grow this month? You can think of things you are grateful for every day! Here’s a fun craft to fill your home with beautiful fall colors and your heart with gratitude.

Be sure to get an adult’s help with this activity.

You will need:


clear tape

brown construction paper or brown paper grocery bags

red, yellow, and orange construction paper

a black marker

  1. Cut out the leaves on this page and use them as patterns to make leaves out of the red, yellow, and orange construction paper.

  2. Use the brown construction paper or grocery bags to make a tree trunk and branches. You can tape the paper together and draw a tree to cut out, or you can crumple and twist the paper into a tree shape.

  3. Tape the tree trunk and branches onto a wall or door in your house. Be sure to ask a parent where would be best.

  4. Every day, write something you are grateful for on a leaf and tape it to the tree. Before you know it, you will have a colorful tree full of blessings!