If you love making printable books with your students, these Thanksgiving printable books are perfect for your November plans. Of course, you don’t have to use them only during November! Many of the printables can be spread out throughout the school year.
Use the Thanksgiving emergent readers to explore a variety of early learning skills with preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students. I love that you can explore math, literacy, and social studies with simple printable readers!
The Thanksgiving mini books shared below are all pretty easy to prep. AND they’re all free printables, too, at least at the time of writing. Win-win!
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The easy readers are perfect as part of your Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers and kindergartners. Or use some of them during your next bird unit, or just because you and the kids are talking about thankfulness.
Thanksgiving Printable Books
Below is a collection of 10 Thanksgiving emergent readers to use with your students. So you’ll find ten different links with a short description of each of the books.
Click on the individual links to get to each of the individual books. There you’ll find more pictures about each of the turkey day readers, and you can get your hands on the free printables.
How to Prep the Thanksgiving Emergent Readers
First, let’s chat about prepping the mini books! You’ll need a few materials before you get started (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
That’s really all you’ll need to prep the Thanksgiving printable books. And you might not even need the scissors for some of them! While you’re gathering supplies, pick up anything extra you’d like to use with the readers. Some possibilities:
- Glue sticks
- Googly eye finger puppets
And then it’s time to assemble the books. Since there are ten different books, from a variety of people, each book assembly will be a little different. Here’s the general run-down of what to do:
- First, go to the individual book posts and get the free printables.
- Then download the files to your computer.
- Next, open the files in the most up-to-date version of Adobe Reader.
- Print the books you want to use.
After that, some books will have you print, fold, and staple. Others will have you print, cut, and staple. Either way, the specific directions will be included with each of the individual readers.
One you have the mini books ready to go, it’s time to introduce them to your students! The children get to be illustrators and writers as they make their own Thanksgiving easy readers.
Thanksgiving Printable Books for Kids
And now it’s time for those Thanksgiving emergent readers. Click on each link to get more information about the books (and grab the free printables):
- My favorite Thanksgiving emergent reader is all about turkeys and colors. It explores the high frequency words look, at, the (along with color words).
- The Thanksgiving 5 senses easy reader from Fantastic Fun and Learning explores literacy AND the senses!
- Kids learn more about turkeys with The Kindergarten Connection’s life cycle of a turkey emergent reader. With all the talk of turkey during the holidays, this is a great one to add to your collection of Thanksgiving printable books.
- ABCs of Literacy’s turkey cut and paste book combines turkeys and community helpers! Your students practice scissor and gluing skills, too.
- A Little Pinch of Perfect’s Thanksgiving color and read book touches on basic information about Native Americans and Pilgrims.
- Your students count and read with 3 Dinosaurs’ turkey number word easy reader. They get the chance to work on writing, too.
- My thankful book from Totschooling encourages the children to think about all the things in their lives they’re thankful for. Some writing practice is included, too.
- The turkey counting book from Growing Book By Book has kids count and place feathers on the turkeys. I love that you can add real or printable feathers to the book.
- Playdough to Plato focuses on the feast in the Thanksgiving foods book. What a great lead-in to discuss the children’s favorite holiday foods.
- DLT’s five little turkeys book incorporates rhyming and counting. I like that this reader works on counting backwards, too.
And there you have it! Ten Thanksgiving printable books your students are sure to love. Which emergent reader are you going to try first?
More Thanksgiving Printables for Kids
Here are even more printables you can use this Thanksgiving:
- Thanksgiving Cutting Strips
- Turkey Alphabet Cards
- Thanksgiving Playdough Mats
- Spin and Cover Thanksgiving Pattern Block Mats
- Turkey Calendar Numbers
- Thanksgiving I-Spy Printables
- Turkey Shape Mats
I think those printables go very well with the Thanksgiving printable books!
Thanksgiving Lesson Plans
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