Thanksgiving is almost here, so today we’re sharing some stories that inspire us to be thankful. These books are great for ages 3 and up. Here are more ideas from Scholastic.
Want a fun craft activity to reinforce the stories you read? We love this idea of making a Thankful Tree with your little (or big) ones to celebrate the holiday season. How are you sharing the concept of “being thankful” this year? Let us know in the comments below. -Wendy
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson: Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.
The Thankful Book by Todd Parr: Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
Gracias by Pat Mora: A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.
Splat Says Thank You! By Rob Scotton: In this Thanksgiving-themed story, Splat the Cat figures out how to let Seymour know that he’s thankful for their friendship.
The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood: While learning the secret to a good life, a child says thank you for the natural world and for being loved, because a grateful heart is always happy.