This Thanksgiving handprint poem reminds us of the true spirit of this season. You can also create your own leaves with things you are personally grateful for.


Governor William Bradford organized the first Thanksgiving feast and invited their Native American allies. When the guests of the Wampanoag Indians came to join the pilgrims, they decided to extend the feast, which lasted three days.

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Glue
  1. Select a paper to signify one of the many cultures that make our country great and trace around each of your hands and cut out. Make sure the hands stay connected.
  2. Click on the printable patterns  and print out the poem and leaves. Color the leaves and fill in the things you are thankful for on the blank leaves.
  3. Cut out and glue on the hands using the photo as a reference. Hands can be folded in prayer and opened to read the poem.