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Make a Thanksgiving Countdown Tree {holiday printable activity}!!

 Wow am I excited to be here today! Most likely I will be looking at this page all day and doing a little happy dance. I LOVE Tatertots and Jello, so thank you so much Jen for having me!!!
I’m Jamie from…


My three sisters and I run this little blog together. It’s our place to keep in touch and share with each other now that we all live in different places. Each sister has different talents and tastes so there really is something for everyone in our blog. I’m the printables gal over at our blog so today I have for you…

The Thanksgiving Countdown Tree!

As the days get closer to Thanksgiving, the leaves will “fall” off the tree and show everything that I’m thankful for. Let me show you what I mean.
First print out your tree.
I printed my tree out on fabric and then took a paintbrush and some chalk and colored in my tree.
My local scrapbooking store graciously let me use their die cut to cut out these cute little leaves, and then I numbered all of them on one side…
Then, I flipped them over and wrote down the things I’m thankful for on the other side.
Then I taped up all the leaves onto my tree. Now let the countdown begin! Each day getting closer to thanksgiving, I’ll pull down that leaf, and flip it over so that I can be reminded of what I’m thankful for.
Now, that was just my idea for the printable tree. My sisters had tons of other ideas too! Using real leafs to decorate the tree, having the kids use their fingerprints for the tree, painting it onto a canvas, tons of ideas. Picking which one was the hardest part for me :)
Thank you so much again for having us Jen on your beautiful blog! We are so grateful!
Happy thanksgiving!
Jamie!! That is such a wonderful project!! I feel like Thanksgiving gets overlooked in the rush to Christmas Crafts. Thanks for sharing such a fun project with us!!
The Letter 4 is a really wonderful blog!! Here are a few of my favorite projects:
How pretty is this Fall Leaves Garland?
And I love the simplicity and colors in this Waxed Paper and Crayon Chandelier
And bookmark this one for the Spring — Mounted Terracotta Pots!

You will love following along with The Letter 4 Sisters!!


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  1. Laurie Bolden says:

    I <3 all these ideas!! I just printed my tree to fill out at Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, and my kids are outside finding leaves for the heart leaf garland!! Thank you for sharing :)

  2. This is a wonderful idea! Pinned :)

  3. Love, love, love it! Simple, pretty, and meaningful. I’m working on mine tonight!

  4. Beautiful, love this!

  5. Love this idea! We made one right away!

  6. Thank you for the free download. I just printed mine out and will use it with the current blog series I’m hosting…30 Days of Thankfulness. Plan to share your link on my blog, as it is simple and still a beautiful idea!

  7. What a fantastic idea!

  8. Oh so fun, I need one now so I guess I had better get to work! Using the chalk, yes! Beautiful as always my Jamie! Love tater tots & jello, to eat and to see what is clever in the world! Thanks the letter 4’s mom, Julie.

  9. I love this! It’s beautiful & creative! We have to have one for our house! You are so amazing:)
    Love you bunches sister,

  10. So sweet. I earmark this for next year. We just had Thanksgiving here in Canada.

  11. This is such a cute idea. I love the hanging terra cotta pots, too. Definitely need to try that.


  12. Cute!! Love the idea of a countdown tree. I’ve seen it done for Christmas, never thought to do it for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing

  13. Lindsay Lee says:

    This is ADORABLE! What a great idea!

  14. The Thankful Tree is one of the cutest ideas for Thanksgiving yet. So generous to include the tree design!

  15. That is so cute! I wonder if you could write on real leaves?!? I was thinking about taking my 3 year old on a nature walk today to pick some pretty fall leaves!

  16. Lovely!


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