Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate the holiday into your homeschool schedule is through reading. Here are some ideas for your book basket this month:
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh is a book we’ve read before and will be reading again as part of our My Father’s World Curriculum this year.
My 2nd Grader has started reading books from the Magic Tree House Series so we will probably be reading Thanksgiving on Thursday this year. While we’re at it, we’ll probably check out the nonfiction companion Fact Tracker: Pilgrims, too!
We have been studying early American history and reading Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims, which is perfect for Thanksgiving.
Squanto’s Journey also looks like an interesting read with beautiful illustrations.
For kids who are starting to read, The First Thanksgiving might be a great addition to reading time this month.
To help kids learn more about the culture of Native Americans of different parts of our country, read Native American Indians. It’s another book from our My Father’s World Curriculum.
The Story of Thanksgiving is a board book designed to tell the story of the holiday to little ones.
Younger children might also like The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings and The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks. I have always loved Berenstain Bears books. I can remember buying one every time I went to Square Books in Oxford as a child.
Another thing I always loved when I was a child was singing “Over the River and Through the Woods,” and this book will help teach it to younger generations.
(We’ll ignore the fact that I, nor my kids, have ever seen a white Christmas, much less a white Thanksgiving!)
My husband’s idea of nostalgia is A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and thanks to the recent Peanuts movie my kids might just want to read it!
Our five-year-old twin girls will probably prefer Fancy Nancy’s Thanksgiving Feast though.
What about you? What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving books? I’d love to add them to our reading list!