I mentioned to Ryan that I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to go turkey-wild! But we are wasting no time diving in now. In case you’re in the same situation, here are some of our favorites so far:
Arts and Crafts
(Make your own Personal Paper Pilgrim from this template!)
(Make your own Noobler using the template that is typing on your computer!)
(There’s no template for the Cornucopium Bum that I found scootchin’ around today.)
Linda Hayward’s The First Thanksgiving is a wonderful introduction to the Pilgrim’s journey and their friendship with the Indians. Of course, it is a bit simplistic since it’s intended to be an easy reader. Throw in some dramatic interpretations of the pictures, and your preschooler might enjoy it just as much as mine.
The text of A Light Kindled: The Story of Priscilla Mullins is a bit sophisticated, but when read in conjunction with The First Thanksgiving, this true story inspires a young child to develop character, endurance, and gratitude.
You don’t have to wait until your child is old enough for Little Women to enjoy Louisa May Alcott’s writing. An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving will win your hearts. Don’t be surprised if your little one is even more enthused about rolling up her sleaves to help in the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning.