Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Simple Family Ministry Thanksgiving Idea: Tree of Thanks Published: November 10, 2023 Use this Thanksgiving Idea: Tree of Thanks with families or kids in your ministry. You’ll need: 1 dry branch (at least 2 ft. high) 1 quart size mason jar smooth river stones decorative moss 12-inch ribbon metal rim marking tags pens Tree of Thanks Start the Tree of Thanks as a fun Thanksgiving tradition and keep it displayed year-round as a reminder of the many things for which you are thankful. You can build your own Tree of Thanks by following these steps: Find a branch that has fallen off a tree in your yard or church and put it in a quart size mason jar. Then secure it by filling the jar with smooth river stones and top the stones off with decorative moss. Tie a ribbon around the top of the jar. Then set out a bowl of metal rim marking tags and pens. As each family member or child in your ministry thinks of things they are thankful for, write that word on one of the tags, and then tie it on to the branch as if it were a leaf. It’s exciting to see the tree branches slowly fill up with “leaves” of thanks! Check out all these great ideas for Thanksgiving. And for even more ideas for your children’s ministry and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!