Thanksgiving and Thankfulness for Kids

Make a Thanksgiving and Thankfulness Word Book

Buy little spiral-bound index card notebook or another kind of small writing book for each of the children in your classroom. Then each day or every few days ask your students for a favorite Thanksgiving or thankfulness word to write in it, one per page. Even if your students are too young to read, they will love having their own book of specially chosen words to carry around and show to others. Here are examples : Thanksgiving, Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Family, Friends and so many more. Exposure to the words, letters, and your pronunciation make a wonderful way to model clear speech, build reading skills, and demonstrate writing techniques.

The Chinese Touch! They are a culture of “thank you.” One of the wonderful sites to visit is the Temple of Heaven. As an important and beautiful structure that remains from the days of antiquity, we learn that people came there three times a year to pray. In the spring it was for rain. In the summer it was for the harvest. At the winter solstice, it was to give thanks for the harvest. {I recently spent time in China. I will be sharing tips with you, over the next few weeks, based on what I saw and learned!}

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