Use these fun books to help preschool and elementary-aged children understand the history and purpose of Thanksgiving.
A historical account by Nancy Skarmeas, discover how the pilgrims came to America and their relationship with the Native Americans.
Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn
Follow Pete the Cat as he discovers autumn and make a cornucopia with all he finds.
The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings
Learn alongside the Berenstain Bears how to be thankful for all things.
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey
Older preschool and elementary-age children allows enjoy these books. Use this book to further the children's vocabulary.
While not a book, this fun little computer activity on Starfall.com allows the child to learn more about letters, phonics, mouse use, and read a story about a silly turkey.
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks
Join the Berenstain Bear family as they learn about the tradition of Thanksgiving and about being thankful for the blessings that they have received.
One of the things that I like about this book is that the family writes a play about the first Thanksgiving and then performs it for their family. This is something you could incorporate into your Thanksgiving.
Pete the Cat: A First Thanksgiving
Discover the first thanksgiving with Pete the Cat and demonstrate how to share what you are thankful for.
Lil Pup is not looking forward to hibernating season. His mama reminds him of this important truth: "The trick to having a thankful heart...is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don't."
Turkey is afraid he will be the main course for Thanksgiving. The kids will enjoy the hilarious attempts Turkey makes to disguise himself and come up with another option for the farmer's family.
Bear wants to throw a feast for his friends, but his cupboards are bare. Watch Bear's friends come to his rescue and help Bear say "Thanks."