With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I wanted to share something to hopefully get your students focused on being grateful for what they have this year. I know this is a STRUGGLE with kids. At 3 and 4.5 my kids are constantly in I WANT mode. They have more than enough and I want them to be grateful for what they have and start to realize that many other kids do not have the same luxuries that they take for granted. I designed these Thanksgiving Gratitude Books with the hopes of focusing on gratitude with preschoolers through elementary age students.
Because I wanted these books to be a good fit for students at a variety of ages, I created 12 different versions (different tabs, different types of paper, etc.) so that you can find the book to meet your students' needs. I really wanted all students to be successful in reflecting on their own life and sharing through words and/or pictures what they are grateful for.
I've also included books with blank tabs on the side. This leaves the project more open ended and students can pick the categories that best fit what they are thankful for.
Supplies Needed for Thanksgiving Gratitude Books:-Book of your choice copied
-Turkey parts copied
1. Copy the version that best fits the needs of your students.
2. Cut the pages and staple them on the left side.
3. Have students reflect and then draw/write about what they are grateful for in each category.
4. Assemble the turkey (color if needed or print on colored paper) and glue to the cover.