Thanksgiving Stories for Kids | November 2023

Stories to Grow By 

November 2023 Newsletter

In this edition: Stories to Grow By highlights thanksgiving stories for kids, and showcases the story "The Bear Feast"!

Thanksgiving Stories for Kids

Teaching Children to Be Thankful During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to come together with loved ones and appreciate all that we have. It's also a great opportunity to teach children about the importance of gratitude through Thanksgiving stories. Here are a few tips on how to help your kids be more thankful during Thanksgiving:

  • Set a good example. Children learn by watching the adults in their lives. If you want them to be grateful, be sure to express your own gratitude regularly. Thank your family and friends for their help, support, and love. Thank the checkout clerk at the grocery store, the barista at the coffee shop, and the mail carrier.
  • Talk about gratitude. Have conversations with your kids about what they're thankful for. This could be over dinner, at bedtime, or during a car ride. Ask them to share specific things they're grateful for, big or small while sharing stories about these topics.

  • Make gratitude a daily practice. Start a gratitude journal where everyone in the family can write down one thing they're thankful for each day. Or, create a gratitude jar where everyone can drop in pieces of paper with things they're grateful for. Read the notes aloud during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Do something for others. Volunteering or donating to charity is a great way to teach kids about the importance of giving back. It also helps them to appreciate all that they have.

Curated List of Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Here is a curated list of Thanksgiving books that are perfect for November and instill themes of thankfulness and gratitude:

These books are perfect for children of all ages and provide a fun and engaging way to teach them about the importance of gratitude and the history of Thanksgiving.

How to Use the Thanksgiving Book List

You can use the Thanksgiving book list in a variety of ways. Here are a few ideas:

No matter how you choose to use the book list, be sure to make it fun and engaging for your child. The goal is to help them learn about gratitude and the importance of Thanksgiving in a positive and enjoyable way.

Thanksgiving is a special time of year to teach children about the importance of gratitude. By following the tips above and using the curated book list, you can help your kids develop a lifelong appreciation for all that they have.

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The Bear Feast

Illustrator: Stella Wei

The Bear Feast

November 2023 Featured Story

A lonely old man invites a curious group to a feast, hoping for friendship.

The villagers are afraid, but the old man is kind and welcoming. He learns that he and his guests are more alike than he thought. Will they become friends?

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