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A Child's Story of Thanksgiving

Last updated Saturday, February 22, 2020

Author: Laura Rader
Illustrator: Mary Ann Utt
Date of Publication: 2001
ISBN: 0824953274
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2003

Synopsis: From the Mayflower to modern times, this easy-to-read text recounts the traditional tale of the First Thanksgiving in 15th century Massachusetts. It also illustrates common holiday celebrations of the present day.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a cornucopia placemat and write what you are thankful for with respect to all family and friends on the fruits/vegetables.
•  Make Indian headbands/pilgrim hats
•  Draw a family Thanksgiving portrait

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!