The children in the early childhood program at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) in Longmeadow created thankfulness trees to share the things they are thankful for with their parents – including, in the childrens’ own words: “Singing a song,” “My family reads me books,” and “Lemonade.”
The children presented their thankfulness trees to their parents during a special Thanksgiving program. Families made handprints to decorate a large turkey and used vegetables to create edible turkeys for a turkey-making contest. The program was sponsored through a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Yehuda Helfen is shown here presenting his mother Tamar with his Thankfulness Tree.