Shelter kids ‘grow’ their giving tree!

Outside the door of our Child Services Director’s office is a colorful tree with leaves decorated with words and pictures. The beautiful artwork followed the reading of  “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. After reading the book, the group discussed what it means to be grateful. Then they made the tree and each child received a leaf on which to draw or write something for which he or she is grateful. They also got the chance to color the tree trunk and use the heart stickers as “apples.”

When the moms came to pick up the children, they proudly pointed out their leaf on the Giving Tree.

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