Here are some of our favorite books to share with kids in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. You can learn together the history of Thanksgiving, learn prayers and songs of gratitude from different religious and cultural traditions, learn to draw iconic symbols or laugh out loud at what Thanksgiving might be like for vampires. Or what happens when someone (everyone!) forgets to bring their dish to Thanksgiving dinner! Watch the video read aloud below, Balloons Over Broadway. It is the story of one of the most well-known American Thanksgiving traditions, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the history of the enormous helium balloons in it. Keep your eyes peeled during the parade to see if you can spot a favorite book character. Some character balloons we have seen in the past are Curious George, Paddington Bear & Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
FREE Online eBooks about Thanksgiving:
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- All Ready to Read Booklists – links to free online books, activities and more ideas to talk, sing, read, write and play at home!
- Storytime Online – 100 Free Video Read Alouds
- 500+ Free Video Read Alouds & eBooks for Kids with an iPad
- Download and Stream for Kids – Free with your indyPL Library Card.
Printables, Crafts & More for Thanksgiving:
- IndyPL Ready to Read Blog: Prayer Books for Kids
- Printable: Thanksgiving Handwriting Pages from Twisty Noodle
- Printable: Thanksgiving Connect the Dots
- Printable: Crayola Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
- Printable: Duck and Goose Thanksgiving Placecards
- Printable: Pete the Cat the First Thanksgiving Drawing
- Printable: Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Activity
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