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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals for Homeschool Moms...All From the Comfort of Home

11/23/2017
Black Friday shopping: the topic can sometimes be a hot button. For years I joined the crowds early in the morning and had lots of fun. I could finish my entire list of Christmas shopping in one night.

I haven't done much in the way of Black Friday shopping for the past few years though. Once I began experiencing fibromyalgia pain, standing outside in the freezing cold at 4am wasn't very much fun anymore. So my Black Friday fun has consisted of some shopping on Thanksgiving evening and Friday afternoon. Now I go for the fun I have with my teens, not so much to buy Christmas gifts.

Instead I do most of Black Friday shopping- as well as my Cyber Monday shopping- online. And, over the past few years, I've noticed that the deals get better and better each year. In addition to the great Christmas gifts that I usually find, I've also noticed some really great deals on homeschool curricula and resources over the Black Friday weekend too.

I've started keeping an eye out for those great deals now. In this post, I'm sharing a round up of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals especially for homeschool moms. The best thing about these deals is that you can get them all from the comfort of home.

Black Friday Deals for Homeschool Moms #BlackFriday #homeschooling
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Homeschool Curricula and Resources


Compass Classroom


Compass Classroom has video curricula for Latin, history, Bible, worldview, economics, and film production, as well as other homeschool resources. From November 24 to 27, you can find 50% off, as well as free shipping. Check out Compass Classroom here.

Black Friday Compass Classroom #homeschool #BlackFriday


Music in Our Homeschool


Music in Our Homeschool is the place that I've found the music curriculum that we are using and enjoying this year. You can find music curricula for all ages here, as well as a variety of courses on different musical time periods. From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, you can get 25% off of any course or off of the seven course bundle package available. That package includes...

Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era for High School
20th Century Music Appreciation for High School
15-Minute Music Lessons for Elementary
Intro to Musicals for Elementary
10 Weeks of Shakespeare ~ An Introductory Course for 7th-12th Grades
Sampler Music Appreciation Mini Course
Music Playlists for Homemaking

Use the code 2017BLACKFRIDAY to get the 25% off. Check out Music in Our Homeschool here.

Black Friday Music in Our Homeschool #BlackFriday #homeschooling


Intentional Homeschooling Bundle


The Intentional Homeschooling Bundle is a homeschool resource bundle of over $200 worth of resources for $25. The resources include curricula, resources for moms, homeschool courses, and more. The bundle is being offered from November 26-28. You can check out the bundle here.



Masterpiece Society


Masterpiece Society offers awesome art courses that can work with the whole family. (This is great for me because art is definitely NOT my strong suit.) For Black Friday- from November 24-27th- you can get 50% off all art courses except the most recent releases with code MASTERPIECE50. You can get 30% off the recently released courses- Playful Pet Portraits, Mixing with the Masters Vol.2, and Masterpiece Society Art Appreciation curriculum- with code MASTERPIECE30. You can check out Masterpiece Society here.

Black Friday Deals Masterpiece Society Art #BlackFriday #homeschooling


Online Unit Studies


Online Unit Studies from Techie Homeschool Mom are exactly what they sound like- unit studies your kids can complete online. I've tried out a few and really like these. If you enjoy unit studies but want less time and prep on your part, these are perfect. Multiple kids can follow along and do the activities. And kids are introduced to tech skills along the way in each course. Through Monday, November 27, you can get any Online Unit Study for 40% off using the code THANKS2U. Check out Online Unit Studies here.

Black Friday Deals Online Unit Studies #BlackFriday #homeschooling #unitstudy


Our Journey Westward


Our Journey Westward offers homeschooling resources that include how-to homeschool guides, a nature studies series- unit study based- preschool and kindergarten curricula, and holiday curricula resources. From Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday the entire store is 25% off, no coupon required. You can check out Our Journey Westward here.

Black Friday Deals Charlotte Mason Curricula #BlackFriday #homeschooling


Maestro Classics


Maestro Classics offers classical music with story accompaniment. All of their music programs are fun for kids to listen to and include an activity book that you can use to extend the learning. They have some fun classics like Peter and the Wolf, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. For Black Friday you can save up to 57% off of CDs or off of their CD bundle. You can check out Maestro Classics here.



Bright Ideas Press


Bright Ideas Press offers a variety of homeschool curricula and live classes. You can find the popular Mystery of History series as well as science curricula and literature resources. We've loved each of the resources we've trued- especially the Christian Kids Explore Science series. For Black Friday through Cyber Monday you can get 20% off of everything in the store, and 15% of all sales are donated to Compassion. Check out Bright Ideas Press here.

Black Friday Deals Homeschool Curricula #BlackFriday #homeschooling



Deals for the Family


Green Kids Crafts


Green Kids Crafts is an awesome subscription box company that sends kids age two to ten a box full of hands on art and science projects each month. They have some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals going on. Check out Green Kids Crafts here.
  • Black Friday- from 11/18 to 11/26 - Get 70% off of the first month's box with code BLACK17.
  • Cyber Monday- from 11/27 to 11/28- Get the first box free when you subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months with code CYBER17. 
Black Friday Deals Green Kids Crafts #BlackFriday #subscriptionboxes

KiwiCo


KiwiCo is another subscription box company with an awesome Black Friday deal. KiwiCo offers a monthly box filled with STEAM resources for a variety of ages. For the Black Friday sale- November 14-28- you can get 60% off of the first month of any subscription for any age. Check out KiwiCo here.


Kids Cook Real Food


Want a unique gift for the kids in your life? Kids Cook Real Food from Kitchen Stewardship is a self-paced class that will teach your kids -ages 2 to 12- to cook. For Cyber Monday- November 27-29- you'll get a free set of Healthy Snacks videos as well. So kids can get their own snacks and choose healthy ones. Check out Kids Cook Real Food here.

Black Friday Deals Kids Cook Real Food #BlackFriday #kidscook

Big Retailer Deals


Target


Target is offering some amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. I often go to Target on Thanksgiving night. But you can also shop Target.com from the comfort of home. You can find deals like 50% off of popular video games, 40% off of many home products- I love to stock up on the big, fluffy towels!- and 50% off of many toys. Also, if you shop Target.com on Black Friday and spend $50 or more, you'll get a 20% off coupon to use later. You can check out all of Target's deals here.

Dollar Tree


Did you know that you can shop Dollar Tree online? It's great for buying multiple items if you're going to put together gift baskets. (My daughter loves Dollar Tree gift baskets!) For their Black Friday deal you can get a flat shipping rate of $4.95 no matter how much you buy. Do you make Christmas goodies and you're looking for cute holiday bags or boxes to put them in? Do you want inexpensive decorations? Check out the Dollar Tree online here.


Amazon


Amazon has some amazing deals throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (I've already been Christmas shopping there.) The deals change daily, and you can check out the most recent daily deals here.

Black Friday Deals for Homeschool Moms #homeschooling #BlackFriday


Do you have Black Friday shopping plans- in person or online? 


Books and Art Projects for Homeschool Artist Study

11/21/2017
I have to admit that teaching art isn't my strong suit as a homeschool mom. I try. But it's a topic that I never really learned much about myself. But I'm always looking for ways to introduce my kids to art and artists.

One way that I've found to bring some art into our homeschooling is through learning about the lives of great artists. Reading about the artists often introduces us to different styles of art and different art periods as well.

If you're looking for a way to introduce great artists to your kids, I'm sharing a list of books and art projects that will help. I've given approximate ages for the books, but, as all homeschool moms know, this is only a suggestion. My older kids often like a good picture book. And when my younger kids were little and listening along with the big kids, they often learned much more than I expected.

Great Artists Books and Art Projects #homeschool #art
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Booklist


Van Gogh-Van Gogh and the Sunflowers by Laurence Anholt (ages 4-8)

Van Gogh-Vincent's Colors by Vincent Van Gogh and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (grades 1-3)

Van Gogh-Katie and the Starry Night by James Mayhew (grades preK-2)

Georgia O'Keeffe- Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez (grades 1-3)

Matisse-Henri's Scissors by Jeanette Winter (grades K-3)

Matisse- Henri Matisse: Drawing With Scissors by Jane O'Connor (grades 1-3)

Jackson Pollack-Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (grades 1-6)

Kandinsky-The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock (grades 1-4)

Frida Kahlo-Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself by Margaret Frith (grades 3-5)

Monet- Linnea in Monet's Garden by Cristina Bjork (grades 3-6)

MonetCharlotte in Giverny by Joan MacPhail Knight (grades 4-7)

Picasso-Paris in the Spring With Picasso by Joan Yolleck (grades PreK-3)

The Usborne Book of Famous Artists by Mark Beech (grades 1-6)

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters by MaryAnn F. Kohl (grades PreK-6)


Great Artists Books and Art Projects #homeschool #art

Art Projects Inspired by Great Artists


Van Gogh- The Pinterested Parent has a great Van Gogh inspired fork scrap painting project.

Monet- Art Projects for Kids has a cute water lily painting activity inspired by Monet.

Renoir- Teach Beside Me has a great Renoir inspired art project.

Paul Klee- The Pinterested Parent has a fun block printing activity inspired by the art of Paul Klee.

Frida Kahlo- Woo Jr. has a self-portrait project inspired by the art of Frida Kahlo.

Matisse- Art History Kids has a fun cut shapes activity inspired by Henri Matisse.

Yayoi Kasuma- Kitchen Counter Chronicles has an art project inspired by the joyful style of Yayoi Kasuma.

DaVinci- Happy Homeschool Nest has seven Leonardo DaVinci art projects for kids.

Georgia O'Keeffe- The Art Bar blog has a beautiful painted flower project inspired by O'Keeffe.

Red Ted Art has an awesome round up here of art projects from a variety of great artists.

Kinder Art also has several pages of art lessons that introduce kids to great artists and give them the opportunity to create a work of art.



I hope these books and project inspire you to study great art in your homeschool!


A Christmas Carol: A Christmas Read Aloud and Literature Extension Activities

11/16/2017
A Christmas Carol is a Christmas classic. There are many, many movie versions as well as literature versions of Charles Dickens' timeless tale. If your kids haven't heard a version of the story, a picture book is a good way to introduce it.

A Christmas Carol by Adam McKeown is an abridged version of the classic. It has great illustrations and is a succinct version of the original story. Kids will get all the highlights, with great pictures, in a shortened book with language that they can understand.

This post is part of the Five Days of Classic Christmas Books and Activities for Kids series. You can find the other books in this five day series here. In this post, you can find activities- for learning and for fun- to use along with A Christmas Carol.


Literature extension activities for A Christmas Carol #literature #homeschooling
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Don't forget to pick up your free Christmas notebooking pages here as well.

Learning Activities


Older kids might enjoy acting out the story with the script at Kidsinco.

Learn more about Charles Dickens at Biography.com. And as you study his life you can use these free author study notebooking pages.

BBC Primary history also has a great page of information about Charles Dickens' books and his life.

Learn about Victorian England from BBC Primary.

Primary Homework Help also has some great facts about Victorian England.

What was life like for children in Victorian England? This site has some information.

Kids can record the elements of the story with this free graphic organizer.

Crafts and Fun


Print these free graphics to make your own A Christmas Carol book.

Make a Victorian Christmas ornament with this free printable and instructions.

This site has an interesting Victorian paper craft for kids.

Plan a Victorian Christmas Snowball Dinner with the kids.

Make your own Christmas Plum Pudding.

Other Resources


This Charles Dickens site has some good information about A Christmas Carol.

Watch the book with pictures and text in this story telling video.

You can hear the entire original book read in episodes at BBC audio.

If you have older kids, Shmoop has great in-depth notes for A Christmas Carol- the original book- including a cute synopsis video here.

Victoriana Magazine has a very interesting account from Dickens' daughters about Christmas with Charles Dickens.

The Dickens and Christmas site has some great information about life in Dickens' time as well as information about how he came up with some of the characters in A Christmas Carol.

Confessions of a Homeschool has a great lapbook for A Christmas Carol. (This one isn't free, but I've used her lapbooks before and loved them.)

There are many movie versions of A Christmas Carol. Two of my favoites- The George C. Scott movie from 2014 and Mickey's Christmas Carol.

Literature extension activities for A Christmas Carol #homeschooling #Christmas #literature


Don't forget to check out the other posts in this series here. And you go over to the iHomeschool Network and find other Five Days...Christmas posts here.


And don't forget to pick up a set of free Christmas notebooking pages by clicking below.

The Wild Christmas Reindeer: A Christmas Read Aloud and Literature Extension Activities

11/15/2017
Jan Brett is a well-known children's author, known for her humorous stories and great illustrations. I have several of her picture books, and I still enjoy reading them- even though my youngest child is almost a teenager.

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett is about a young girl who lives in the Actic region and is tasked with training the reindeer for Santa's sleigh for the coming Christmas. Things don't do so well for her until she realizes that she needs to take a different approach in her training. Like other Jan Brett books, this one has meaningful illustrations on the side of each page. These are a countdown through the month of December.

This post is part of the Five Days of Classic Christmas Books and Activities for Kids series. You can find the other books in this five day series here. In this post, you can find activities- for learning and for fun- to use along with The Wild Christmas Reindeer.

Literature extension activities for The Wild Christmas Reindeer #literature #homeschooling
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Don't forget to pick up your free Christmas notebooking pages here as well.

Learning Activities


Learn about the Arctic area where Teeka lives from National Geographic Kids.

The wild reindeer live on the tundra. You can learn more about the tundra- including a look at the map that shows where it's located- from this video.

PBS has another great video about the Arctic, including a look at some of the animals that live there.

Use a blank world map to color the Arctic area. (The first video above has a map that shows the Arctic areas.)

Kids might not know that, although Santa is make believe, reindeer are real. This video gives some good information and pictures of real reindeer.

Kids Play and Create has a page with some interesting reindeer facts.

This is a cute reindeer-themed writing activity for little kids from Scholastic.

Kids can write about their own pet reindeer with this free printable.

Crafts and Fun


Make a cute reindeer ornament with these instructions.

And here, you can find a 3D paper reindeer craft. (You have to scroll down past some other Christmas crafts.)

Create some crazy reindeer art with this project.

Kids can play this fun game to draw a reindeer.

Print a free color by number reindeer here.

In the sidebar of this book, you can see a countdown to Christmas on each page. Make your own Advent calendar to count down to Christmas with one of these cute ideas from the Parents site.

Other Resources


This video is a good read aloud of the book.

Jan Brett is the author and illustrator of many kids' books. You can learn more about her and see her other books at her site here.

Scholastic has some fun extension ideas for this book.

Homeschool Share has a free lapbook to go along with this book.

If you want to learn more about Jan Brett and read more of her books, you can get this author study at Teachers Pay Teachers. (This one isn't free.)



Literature extension activities for The Wild Christmas Reindeer


Don't forget to check out the other posts in this series here. And you go over to the iHomeschool Network and find other Five Days...Christmas posts here.



And don't forget to pick up a set of free Christmas notebooking pages by clicking below.

The Legend of The Poinsettia: A Christmas Read Aloud and Literature Extension Activities

11/14/2017
One of my favorite children's authors of all time is Tomie dePaola. I love his writing and his illustrations. And when I found out that he had a Christmas picture book, of course I had to read it.

The Legend of the Poinsettia is a retelling of a Mexican legend about how the poinsettia came to be. It's the story of a little girl and her sacrificial Christmas gift, a story that truly focuses on an unselfish spirit of giving during the Christmas season.

This post is part of the Five Days of Classic Christmas Books and Activities for Kids series. You can find the other books in this five day series here. In this post, you can find activities- for learning and for fun- to use along with The Legend of the Poinsettia.

Literature extension activities for The Legend of the Poinsettia #literature #homeschooling
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Don't forget to pick up your free Christmas notebooking pages here as well.

Learning Activities


Find Mexico on this map. Then print a blank map and label and color Mexico.

Learn twelve fun facts about poinsettias at this site.

Tour a Mexican town with kids in this cute video.

Learn about Mexico from National Geographic Kids.

And Easy Science for Kids has a great page of information about Mexico that includes nice pictures and a video.

There are some Spanish words throughout the book that may be unfamiliar. Kids can learn fifty important words in Mexican Spanish from 17 Minute Languages.

Learn about how people in Mexico celebrate Christmas from this site.

You can find more information- and some great pictures- about Mexican Christmas celebrations here.

Older students might enjoy this lab using poinsettia leaves as an acid/base ph indicator.

Learn about poinsettias- where they grow, what they need to grow, about their seeds and leaves, and more- with the articles on this site.

Crafts and Fun


Make your own paper poinsettias with this free printable. (You can download it in color or black and white and color it yourself.)

This poinsettia paper craft is a little more complicated, but it's beautiful!

Lucita helps to take care of her family's donkey. Make a donkey with this paper craft template.

Try a simple weaving project with the ideas here.

This is another weaving idea that may be simpler with younger kids.

Kids can create a yarn poinsettia with the instructions here.

Create a yummy version of the poinsettia with these pretzel bites.

Create your own nativity scene with this free printable and instructions.

Other Resources


Hear Tomie dePaola read the book in this video.

Susan Jones Teaching has some great free printables to go along with the story. You'll find a basic plot chart, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and a lesson in how to draw a poinsettia.

You can download a free packet of activities that go along with the book for K-3rd grade at Teachers Pay Teachers. (You will need a free account to get the download.)

You can learn more about Mexico with this free lapbook from Homeschool Share.


Literature extension activities for The Legend of the Poinsettia

Don't forget to check out the other posts in this series here. And you go over to the iHomeschool Network and find other Five Days...Christmas posts here.

Literature extension activities for The Legend of the Poinsettia


And don't forget to pick up a set of free Christmas notebooking pages by clicking below.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: A Christmas Read Aloud and Literature Extension Activities

11/13/2017
Many years ago, when I was teaching in an elementary school classroom, my sister-in-law- also an elementary school teacher- gave me a Christmas picture book that quickly became one of my favorites.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston is a Christmas story set in the Appalachian Mountains. It's a sweet story of love and sacrifice and family. And it has a touching Christmas miracle- which means that I almost always cry when I'm reading it aloud.

This post is part of the Five Days of Classic Christmas Books and Activities for Kids series. You can find the other books in this five day series here. In this post, you can find activities- for learning and for fun- to use along with The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.

Literature extension activities for The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree #literature #homeschooling
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Don't forget to pick up your free Christmas notebooking pages here as well.

Learning Activities


Print a blank US map and label the Appalachian Mountains. You can find them by looking at this site.

Learn more about the Appalachian Mountains here.

You can find a great printable here that allows kids to write down information about the book in an organized way.

Learn the origin of the Christmas tree at this site.

Storypath has some great discussion points for connecting faith the with the story in The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.

Ruthie's father was off to the war during World War 1. Learn more about World War 1 from National Geographic Kids.

This interactive site from BBC also has some great information about the war- mostly from the perspective of Great Britain.

And History for Kids has lots of great information about different aspects of the war.

Learn more about balsam fir trees- the kind of tree Ruthie and her father chose- here.

Crafts and Fun


Make an interesting Christmas tree with this craft idea from No Time for Flashcards.

Hands On As We Grow has a cute button Christmas tree ornament craft.

Use the instructions at Babble Dabble Do to make a simple cloth doll like the one Mama makes Ruthie.

Create a pretty mountain scene with this torn paper craft.

Make some snowy mountains cookies with this recipe at She Knows.

Other Resources


This Christ in the Christmas Tree Lapbook will help you take a closer look at Christmas trees and the symbolism that points to Christ.

Knowledge Box has a nice World War 1 lapbook.

This video is a cute preview to the book.


Literature unit activities for The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree


Don't forget to check out the other posts in this series here. And you go over to the iHomeschool Network and find other Five Days...Christmas posts here.

Literature unit activities for The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

And don't forget to pick up your free Christmas notebooking pages by clicking below.






The Nutcracker: A Christmas Read Aloud and Literature Extension Activities

11/13/2017
The Nutcracker is a true Christmas classic. Whether you've seen the original ballet, watched a television version, or read an adaptation of the story, you're probably at least somewhat familiar with the adventures of Marie, a little girl who receives a nutcracker doll for Christmas.

The picture book- The Nutcracker- by Susan Jeffers is a great way to introduce kids to this classic story. With beautiful illustrations and an abridged version of the story, this book makes a great read aloud for the whole family at Christmas time. 

This post is part of the Five Days of Classic Christmas Books and Activities for Kids series. You can find the other books in this five day series here. In this post, you can find activities- for learning and for fun- to use along with The Nutcracker. 

Literature extension activities for The Nutcracker #literature #homeschooling
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Don't forget to pick up your free Christmas notebooking pages here as well.

Learning Activities


Watch this video to see how nutcrackers are made.

This video features a listening map that will help kids to know what instruments are used in The March from The Nutcracker.

Print a world map and find and color Germany, the country in which The Nutcracker is set.

Learn more about the composer of The Nutcracker with this Tchaikovsky study.

Crafts and Fun


Kids can make puppets from The Nutcracker with these free printables.

Make a nutcracker from a cardboard tube with this free printable.

You can find a variety of Nutcracker coloring sheets at the Super Coloring site.

How Stuff Works has free printable games that let kids find characters and objects from The Nutcracker. (Keep scrolling past the ads when it says, "Keep reading below." to get to the printables on each page.

Make a nutcracker ornament with this printable.

Rainy Day Mum has some cute nutcracker ornaments made using fingerprints.

Other Resources


Listen to the music of The Nutcracker on YouTube.

Kids can use this free printable on Teachers Pay Teachers to visualize the story as they listen to the music. (You must have a free Teachers Pay Teachers account to download.)

This free printable preschool pack is all about ballerinas.

Find a free interactive storybook app from the San Fransisco Ballet here. (free as of this posting)

Homeschool Share has a free Nutcracker unit study.

And you can find a free Nutcracker lapbook at Cynce's Place.

You can listen to an audio version of The Nutcracker for free on StoryNory.

Maestro Classics has an awesome CD with the classical music and The Nutcracker story. It also comes with a 24 page activity booklet. You can get this as a CD or download.



Literature extension activities for The Nutcracker


Don't forget to check out the other posts in this series here. And you go over to the iHomeschool Network and find other Five Days...Christmas posts here.



And don't forget to pick up a set of free Christmas notebooking pages by clicking below.




Learn the History of Thanksgiving With Living Books...And FREE Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages

11/10/2017
One of my favorite things about homeschooling has been having the opportunity to learn in depth about holidays as they come. When I was a traditional school teacher, we usually had a party for Christmas and probably a special dinner for Thanksgiving, but we didn't have time to really talk in depth about the history and real people behind the holidays. What we did learn about each holiday was usually a little blurb in the history textbook.

In our homeschool, though, I've loved having the opportunity to devote longer periods of time to reading great living books, notebooking, and doing unit studies as a family during the holiday seasons. With this we've had the opportunity to learn much more about the history of holidays as well as about the people and places involved.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.
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As Thanksgiving approaches, these living books will help you to learn about the holiday with your kids in a fun and interesting way and in much more depth than a short blurb in a history textbook. I've given an approximate age level for each, although I like to read aloud to all of the kids together and just pick books from different levels to enjoy together.

You can also download a free set of Thanksgiving notebooking pages here. As you read, kids can record notes, oral narrations, or creative stories or poems using these pages.

The Story of the Pilgrims


The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross and Carolyn Croll (preschool)- This picture book traces the journey of the Pilgrims through their first difficult winter and to the first celebration of Thanksgiving.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

...If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620


...If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern and Anna DiVito (elementary)- Learn about the Pilgrims voyage to the New World.


Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving


Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac (preschool/elementary)- Squanto welcomed the people from the Mayflower that landed, and after a good harvest, feasted with them. This picture book looks at the holiday from his perspective.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving


The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern (preschool/elementary)- Learn about the Mayflower voyage, the early days in America, and the first Thanksgiving.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

The Thanksgiving Story


The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh (elementary)- Kids can experience the Mayflower voyage through the first Thanksgiving through the eyes of three children who were there.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.


Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims


Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla (elementary)- This short chapter book looks at the life of Squanto and the Wampanoag Indians.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

Pilgrim Stories


Pilgrim Stories by Margaret Pumphrey (elementary)- This book was written in the 1900s by Pumphrey who collected original sources to trace the journey of the Pilgrims and first Thanksgiving.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

The Landing of the Pilgrims


The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty (middle grade)- This is a little longer book that follows the Pilgrims from persecution in England to their journey and life in the New World.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.

The Pilgrims of Plimoth 


The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewell (elementary/middle grade)- Although this is a beautiful picture books, there is a good bit of text, and it's written as a first person account, using the language style of the Pilgrims. 

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.


Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving


Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas (elementary)- This book follows Squanto's life and traces God's hand at work in his life and his meeting of and help toward the Pilgrims.

Learn about Thanksgiving with living books.



Don't forget to grab your free Thanksgiving notebooking pages to use as you read.

Free Thanksgiving notebooking pages



 
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