April 2, 2014

Easter Decor Craft {thankful tree}

Hi friends!!
 
What a gorgeous day! Finally a real spring day!! I almost lost it on
 
Monday when it was freezing and we had snow showers! Today defiantly
 
made up for that!!
 
Hope you all checked out this weeks Wednesday Wish List!!
 
If you missed it you can find it here and check out my summer essentials!
 
Today was a half day of school for my little lady so I decided to do a
 
special Easter craft with her. Easter is my favorite holiday.... I have
 
so many fond memories of going to church, Easter egg hunting and of
 
course brunch!! This year I wanted to celebrate Easter for more than just
 
one day... So I decided Gracie and I would make an Easter
 
"I am thankful for...." tree. I came across tons of these trees on Pinterest
 
in the fall for Thanksgiving, so I thought what a great way to start
 
teaching my Gracie about Jesus and what he sacrificed for us and all the
 
things we have to be thankful for because Jesus gave his life for us....
 
It's kind of a complicated situation to explain to a five year old, but she
 
knows about God our Father and Jesus his son.... We say our prayers and
 
I have tried my best to instill the faith that I was instilled with as a child.
 
This Easter "thankful tree" was an excellent way to get the conversation
 
started about Easter and Jesus and why we celebrate the holiday...
 
We went on a long walk, talked and picked up branches that we
 
could use for the "tree"..... She actually picked out a small "tree" that she
 
thought we could "pick" and take home, but we stuck to branches instead!
 
This craft was super simple and all the items I had on hand...
 
 
Supplies:
 
Easter egg template
 
Water color paint
 
White card stock
 
Black Sharpie pen
 
Small whole punch
 
Yellow bakers twine
 
Branches
 
Directions:
 
This craft was super simple and was perfect for my kindergartner. 
 
1. Trace Easter egg template on to the white card stock.
 
2. Paint the eggs with the water color paint.
 
3. Cut out and with your black (or colored) Sharpie write on the opposite side what you are thankful for.
 
4. Use  your small hole punch to make a whole for bakers twine.
 
5. Tie a hoop with the bakers twine.
 
6. Place branches in a vase or what ever you have handy that will work and hang away!
 
Here is how our Easter "Thankful Tree" turned out....
 
 














 
I am so proud of my little lady....
 
She really thought about all the things she is thankful for and none of
 
them were materialistic! She chose things like her family, teachers and yes..
 
God! And she even spelt it correctly all on her own!!
 
This was a great little craft that was simple and makes for the perfect
 
Easter décor!!
 
See you all again soon!! Have a great rest of the week!!
 
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