Inspire your kids to read more this holiday with these wonderful Thanksgiving books and fun reading challenge!
It's less than two weeks until Thanksgiving!
For my husband, that means turkey :)
For me, it means an extra piece of pie!
And for the kids, it means time off from school (yea!) They are counting down the days until their Thanksgiving holiday.
As holiday time approaches, our schedules kind of go kaplooie -- you know what that's like, right? You plan to have regular reading time and before you know it, it's 30 minutes past bedtime and the kids still haven't brushed their teeth.
And then there's those days off from school -- they can be so much fun and yet seem so long when Mom's cooking for a crowd.
Thanksgiving Books for Kids & Reading Challenge
In order to make sure the kids are still getting some reading time in, try this Thanksgiving Reading Challenge.
If you're a teacher, this is a wonderful idea for extra credit over the Thanksgiving break!
If you're a parent, it's a great way to slow down for some one-on-one time with the kids.
Or pass that love of reading to others in the family -- challenge the kids to have each visiting relative read them a book from one of the categories on the list!
Just print off the Reading Challenge page below and then head to the library or search your own bookshelves for stories about Thanksgiving. We've included some fun book suggestions along with affiliate links for each of the categories on the challenge.
Thanksgiving Books for Kids
So here's the challenge -- have your kids read a story that includes each of these Thanksgiving Day traditions! And no cheating -- only one book per tradition (I know how those little minds think ;)
This is really an awesome way to introduce new seasonal books and keep the kids focused on books over their Thanksgiving break -- you know, when you're focused on all that cooking!
Here are a few of our favorite books in each category --
The biggest symbol of Thanksgiving so a must read!
Eating Pumpkin Pie
Or any book about pie will do -- choose your favorite ;)
Seeing a Parade
Always a tradition at our house -- it's not Thanksgiving without the parade!
Always a great topic to introduce at this time of the year. If you're looking for activities to tie in during the month of November, try these 7 Gratitude Activities for Kids.
The First Thanksgiving
These books introduce why we celebrate Thanksgiving and how it came to be a national holiday.
Spending Time with Family
So many funny books about family coming to visit!
A BIG Thanksgiving Dinner
Who can resist that wonderful food!
You will also enjoy these Leaf Crafts & Activities if you're looking for some fun outdoor projects.
Looking for more book ideas? Visit 10 Thanksgiving Books about Gratitude & Traditions!
Here's your FREE printable reading challenge! Time to hit the books :)
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Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!