For Parents

Read Right Now! Thanksgiving



Here are some of our favorite books to share with kids in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. You can learn Giving Thankstogether 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 e-Books:

Turkey TroubleMy FamilyStir, Sift, Slice

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Websites, Printables, Crafts & More:

Give Thanks TracerP is for Pilgrim HatPumpkin Pie AdditionScarecrow Connect the Dots


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A Thanksgiving Drawing FeastAmelia Bedelia Talks TurkeyArhtur's ThanksgivingBalloons Over BroadwayFangsigivingGiving ThanksHow Many Days to America?How to Catch a TurkeyI Spy Thanksgiving RiddlesNickommoh a Thanksgiving CelebrationOver the River and Through the WoodPete the Cat the First ThanksgivingSarah Gives ThanksSharing the Bread an Old Fashioned ThanksgivingSquanto and the First ThanksgivingThanksgiving at the TappletonsThanksgiving in the White HouseThanksgiving IsThe Thanksgiving DoorThis is the Feast

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