10 Kids’ Thanksgiving Stories to Enjoy


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These kids’ Thanksgiving stories are wonderful additions to the autumn book basket or story time around the holiday table!

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

My kids love having a book basket of seasonal stories that they can read when I am busy.  A little bit for everyone, I have set these stories into categories for different age groups. But, check all out these kids’ Thanksgiving stories to see if your kids would like a particular book  and see what gets your holiday spirit growing!

For those kids who want to know more about where all the traditions started, this book is a gem!  Showing a reenactment of Pilgrims and Native Americans alike, this is an incredible example of what could have really happened at that first Thanksgiving feast.  This beautiful photo-essay had my children pouring over this book for days!

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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1612 A New Look at Thanksgiving by National Geographic

This next one is a favorite in my household.  Last year, around this time, we got this book, it inspired a beautiful exercise in gratitude and giving for my entire family.

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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The Can-Do Thanksgiving by Marion Hess Pomeranc

These are some of our other personal favorites that are sure to delight the kids at your Thanksgiving table:

Kids’ Thanksgiving stories for the youngest crowd (ages 1 – 8 or so):

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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Count Your Blessings by Patricia Reeder Eubank

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The Bernstein Bears: Thanksgiving Blessing by Mike Berenstein

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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The Story of Thanksgiving by Nancy J. Skarmeas

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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Thanksgiving is Here by Diane Goode

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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Pilgrim Cat by Carol Antoinette Peacock

Kids’ Thanksgiving stories for kids ages 8 – 12:

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Lousia May Alcott

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas

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Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac

Kids' Thanksgiving Stories

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Autumn Story by Jill Barklem

If you are looking for some yummy recipes to make to go with these books, check out our Inner Child Food Pinterest board, our mini handpies post and whole wheat mini pies post.

So, which stories pique your interest? Do you have any family favorite kids’ Thanksgiving stories?

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About Val

Valerie Rose, creator of the blog Collecting the Moments… one by one spends her days cooking, gardening, and homeschooling her 4 children on her urban homestead in rainy western Washington. With camera in hand, she is constantly collecting the moments of life and encouraging others to do the same with activities and inspiration for a simple, creative household. You can find her on Pinterest, Facebook and on her homeschooling blog where she documents all the fun learning her kids do day to day.

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