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Gobble Up This Week’s Learning Snacks

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, gratitude, and spending time with family and friends. This year, consider making new traditions to give back to your community. Encouraging empathy and thankfulness can help children learn how to be thankful every day.
Learning Snacks: Thanksgiving
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FOR KIDS: THANKSGIVING CRAFTS AND GAMES
This week, show your gratitude by making a thankful tree or writing Thanksgiving thankful notes. And what’s Thanksgiving without the classic Turkey craft?

Play An Elwood City Thanksgiving or check out this playlist of PBS Kids Thanksgiving episodes!


FOR PARENTS: PRACTICING GRATITUDE
Thanksgiving can be a difficult concept for young children to understand. We can practice gratitude all year round, but Thanksgiving is a great time to introduce the idea. Giving thanks is good for the soul, and is important to practice even during difficult times. These books can help us slow down and say thanks.


FOR EDUCATORS: THE HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING
Teaching the history of Thanksgiving is extremely important to helping children understand the holiday. Try these resources in your classroom to make the week before the break run smoothly:

is about Lyla Loops and her fantastical blue sidekick, Stu, who use creative and strategic problem-solving and critical thinking skills to help their family, friends, and community!