Thanksgiving is coming. It would be a good time to teach the children about being thankful. One book this reminds me of is Pollyanna. If you haven’t read this book with your children before, now would be a great time. It is about a young orphan girl that finds something to be grateful or thankful for in every situation. I can’t think of a better time of year to read it.
Once, a long time ago, I saw this neat idea for a Thanksgiving project. Using brown construction paper, cut out a large tree trunk and place it on a wall or bulletin board. Next trace the children’s hands on fall leaf colored construction paper. These hand shapes are the leaves, which will be placed on the tree and at the bottom of the trunk. Once they are cut out, have the child write something he/she is thankful for on it. I’d have them do one or two every day until Thanksgiving. By the time Thanksgiving is here, you should have a nice full tree.
One fun book my kids enjoyed when they were little is Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s a cute little book about a mixed-up Thanksgiving dinner. My kids looked forward to it every year.
Another fun one is a Five in a Row book, Cranberry Thanksgiving. We enjoyed this one so much we also got Cranberry Christmas just for fun. You can do a virtual field trip to a cranberry bog. You can find out more about it here and here and here are some more resources.
Well, I think that is enough for one day. Don’t want to overload you.
Until next time, God bless,