Thanksgiving brings thoughts of turkey, black Friday deals, and family time. What have you planned for your children or grandchildren? Spending time making memories will be more important ten years from now than what you bought at a 75% off sale.
Where to begin?
1. Make some paper plate pilgrims and Indians.
(Items needed: paper plates, feathers, construction paper, markers or crayons, glue, scissors.)
Photo Credit: Jason Lander (Creative Commons)
2. Make some hand turkeys.
(Items needed: construction paper, makers, pencil, glue and glitter.)
3. Make a Thankful journal.
(Items needed: scrapbooking paper, images printed from computer or from magazines, scissors, glue.)
For small children, glueing pictures of what they are thankful for will do. For older children, letting them write a sentence or two will be a valuable keepsake one day.
Cut 8×10 pages in half, 3 will be plenty. Fold the pieces in half and staple them in the middle to create a small book.
If you want to have a more fancy book, follow the instructions here.
4. Have lots of books to read on Thanksgiving. Nothing better than snuggling up on a couch in front of the fireplace, (if you have one), and reading with the kiddos.
Here are a few lists of Thanksgiving books for children.
Amazon Best Sellers Children’s books for Thanksgiving, click here.
Goodreads Best Children’s books for Thanksgiving, click here.
Barnes & Nobel’s Fun Thanksgiving books for children, click here.
Reading Rockets’ Thanksgiving books for children, click here.
Scholastics’ Thanksgiving recommendations, click here.
SheKnows 12 Best Thanksgiving books for kids, click here.
Christianbook.com Kid’s Thanksgiving books, click here.
Apples 4 the Teacher Kid’s Thanksgiving books, click here.
What’s your all time favorite Thanksgiving book for children?