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The Finest Kids's Thanksgiving Books to Learn This Fall

November 14, 2023
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We have a week off from school each Thanksgiving which gives us time to snuggle up with some of my favorite Thanksgiving books for kids as we start the holiday season. Because of this extra time, I’m always looking for fun and easy Thanksgiving Activities for my kids to do.

I’ve put together a collection of Thanksgiving Books and Activities for you to do with your child below.

12 Thanksgiving Activities and Books for Kids

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Many of our favorite thanksgiving books will go perfectly with the following Thanksgiving activities for your child.  The Thanksgiving book list is at the end of the post.  There are craft ideas, printables and thanksgiving games to play with your child as you prepare for celebrating with your family.  Here’s a few ideas…

Create a Magnetic Thankful Tree  to display in your home for Thanksgiving.

Keep your little one focused on writing over with these printable Thanksgiving Writing Prompts.

Work on household chores and create a new way of Teaching Gratitude at Home with Your Child while getting your house ready for holiday guests.

Sneak in learning over the break with these Turkey Learning Games and Activities.

Take this simple Gratitude Challenge with your child with printable journal and prompts.

Create some colorful turkey crafts with a few Turkey Activities for Preschoolers. 

Decorate the house with this easy DIY Thankful Banner Idea for Kids.

Create a hands-on activity with a LEGO Turkey Busy Bag

Make a special gift to show someone you’re thankful with this Gratitude Turkey Gift Wrap Tutorial.

Create an adorable Pilgrim Craft with this Littlest Pilgrim Writing Prompt 

Encourage your child to learn to express gratitude with these Turkey Writing Prompts for Kids 

Create a reading buddy with this DIY Felt Turkey Finger Puppet Craft.

Get inspired this holiday season with 12 Kindness Activities for All Ages.

There you have it!  Tons of Thanksgiving Activities to do this week as you celebrate the blessings in your life with your child.

Thanksgiving Activities for Elementary School Ages

Still looking for more? Check out these 40+ Thanksgiving Activities for Kids !

40+ Thanksgiving Activities for School Ages

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Here’s my collection of Thanksgiving Books that we like to read together for Thanksgiving.  The books focus on turkeys, pilgrims, native americas and gratitude.

Disclosure: I’ve added my amazon affiliate link for easy online shopping for your bookcase.  I earn a small commission for each purchase you make. 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)

10 Fat Turkeys
‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (Bookshelf)
Llama Llama Gives Thanks

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)
Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving
This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims (Picture Puffin Books)
Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy
P Is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet (Alphabet Books)

Bear Says Thanks (The Bear Books)
Splat Says Thank You! (Splat the Cat)
Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey (Scholastic Bookshelf: Holiday)

My First Thanksgiving
The Thankful Book
The Littlest Pilgrim

A Plump And Perky Turkey
Tiny Blessings: For Giving Thanks
. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

Did I miss any Thanksgiving Books that you love?  Leave me a comment below so I can be sure to add it to the list!  


20 Thanksgiving Books for Kids to Read this Fall

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