Ten Great Thanksgiving Read Alouds

Hey y'all! I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There is so little pressure, it's all about family and food, and I don't have to try to figure out what to buy my picky teenagers! I love the read alouds for this time of year, too. Here are my ten favorites for Thanksgiving:
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One of my go to favorites. Whenever we start our "what we're thankful for" discussion, we start here. 


When the class takes a field trip to the farm the day before Thanksgiving, they find out Farmer's plans for Thanksgiving dinner. Determined to save the turkeys, the class hatches a plan to keep everyone safe this holiday. Your students will LOVE the twist at the end. 


Like the book above, the turkey is in danger of being the main course. But in this story, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Find out how Turkey saves himself from becoming dinner. 


Ever wondered how the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade came about? This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the first parade and how the whole thing got started. My students were awestruck when we read this one. We showed video of previous parades and they were just beside themselves. This is a great way to illustrate how picture books can apply to students' real lives. 


I absolutely adore this simple little board book. It is the perfect example of how we can appreciate all the little things and how those little things really are the big things. This is a great way to get kids thinking about what they are thankful for. 


This book is full of beautiful illustrations and the story line is simple and sweet. It's one of my newest favorites. The family in this story has had Thanksgiving dinner in the woods on their farm for over twenty years, surrounded by family, nature, candles, and food. It's a great discussion starter for family traditions. 


Ready to get silly? Your littles will be rolling with giggles with this fun and funny story about 10 wacky turkeys. 


The townspeople want a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, and they try to lure Peter the Turkey in so they can have their feast. But Peter is too smart for that. Watch as Peter dodges their attempts. This story lends itself to SO MANY writing prompts.


Bear books are favorites of the littlest learners. This book tells the story of Bear and his friends preparing for their fall feast. It takes everyone working together to make it all work out okay. 


Your students learn all about how the Pilgrims and Wampanoag worked together to have a Thanksgiving feast, but they may not know how our tradition almost wasn't. This nonfiction story of how Sarah saved Thanksgiving will get your littles talking about the importance of standing up for things you believe in and the impact that has on others. 


What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving books? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found a couple new favorites as well. Have a great week and stay sweet.