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Fall and Thanksgiving Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren

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With Thanksgiving only a few days away my grandkids and I are enjoying fall and Thanksgiving activities for grandparents and grandchildren including one of our faves – fun Autumn and Thanksgiving children books. I already have a few fave books about fall and Thanksgiving that we enjoy, though not as many as I do Christmas books. Still, I always like to add a some new ones each Thanksgiving, especially as the grandkids get older.

Fall and Thanksgiving Children Books We Enjoy

Combining reading with Thanksgiving activities for grandparents and grandchildren add a special dimension to holiday seasons. Here are the six Fall and Thanksgiving children books that we are enjoying this week:

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan and Mike Berenstain. This children books Thanksgiving series has been a favorite in our family since my own children were kids. Had to get this one, especially since it really focuses on the important part of Thanksgiving – giving thanks to God.

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott. I love Ms. Alcott’s Little Women series so I was thrilled to discover this new-to-me book. It’s perfect for reading aloud. I’m going to try it with the grand-boys but they may be a bit young. My grand-girls, however, should love it. I’m going to read it first, though, to ensure it’s age-appropriate for them so I may wait til next Thanksgiving to send it to them. But in case any of you are also Little Women fans, I wanted to let you know about it now! 🙂

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Pardon That Turkey by Susan Sloate. Includes how Thanksgiving became a national holiday and another story that we have had fun reading – how the annual presidential pardoning of a turkey MAY have started.

North American Indians by Marie and Douglas Gorsline – Since one of my great-grandparents was a Native American, I am quite proud of my heritage and love sharing it with the grandkids. This is an enjoyable one with lots of facts and plenty of interesting pictures.

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A Tree for All Seasons – This educational book actually follows a tree through all the four seasons, giving us reading practice along with an interesting science lesson

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Little Critter: Snowball Soup by Mercer Mayer  – With plenty of areas around the world that do have snow already, I’m very thankful ours hasn’t started yet. It does make this book perfect for the season though. AND I’m thankful it’s a an enjoyable easy reader book to help my grandkids have fun while practicing with phonics. When I am working on how to teach a child to read, I always spend lots of time reading to them and with them and easy readers are definitely valuable resources.

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More to come

How about you and your grandchlldren? Do you have any fall, winter, Thanksgiving or Christmas books that you especially enjoy? We’d love to hear about them! And keep checking back, as I’ve got some great Advent and Christmas books coming up in the next few weeks – perfect for even more seasonal reading activities for Sandwich Generation grandparents and grandchildren. 🙂

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  1. Thanksgiving and Fall Seasonal Reading Activities and Resources for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren via …

  2. Great suggestions all but I am an especial fan of the Berenstain Bears — both the books and the cartoon series. My children love them and I can feel good about the messages they share. (Ditto for Veggie Tales). Stories are a great reminder of the importance of the day and being thankful (not just the yummy food!)


  3. Amen Traci, Amen! 🙂 And thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂

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