I should have posted this earlier, but I just thought of it last night when the kids were talking about books we read around holidays. We have three Thanksgiving books. Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret B. Pumphrey is really about the Pilgrims and starts in England before the Pilgrims left for Holland, so it’s a pretty comprehensive story–243 pages with nice black and white illustrations. If you’re going to read this one you have to start earlier in the month, or assign it to an older reader to read on their own. I don’t use this one every year, usually the just the years we’re studying early American history, or I’ll just pick out a chapter or two. Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness is a picture book with really beautiful illustrations. It’s very informative and interesting and focuses on the story of three of the children who came over on the Mayflower. The last book is The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. It is the shortest of the three, with simple illustrations. It also talks about the children of the Mayflower. I’ve added a page of Holiday books andincluded these, if you want to see them.
Since you’ll be hard pressed to get these at the library or have Amazon deliver prior to Thursday, here are two websites with some free downloads of activities and also some audiobooks for the trip over the river and through the woods. You don’t have to home school to use these resources. They may spark some ideas to keep little ones occupied during the dinner prep this weekend.
I hope you enjoy all these resources and have a blessed time and safe travels with your family!