Happy Thanksgiving!

We love to explore our favorite books through music and interactive play at our Boogie Woogie Books classes! Below are some of our favorite Thanksgiving books and suggestions on how to bring the book to life in your home!

The Night Before Thanksgiving

The Night Before Thanksgiving
Written by Natasha Wing
Best for ages 4-8

Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.

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Interact with the Book

As you read the book, act out what the characters in the book are doing:

  • Can you roll the pie dough with the characters?
  • Pretend you’re flying the plane and driving the car the relatives are taking to the house!

When you finish the book, chat with your loved ones about what traditions in the book are also traditions for your Thanksgiving celebration!

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How to Catch a Turkey

How to Catch a Turkey
Written by Adam Wallace
Best for ages 4-10

A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).

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Interact with the Book

Don’t just say the words in this book out loud – find a rhythm and sing the book!

When you’re done, take turns being the runaway turkey and try catching one another. Who can catch who the fastest?

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The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book
Written by Todd Parr
Best for ages 4-6

The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bathtime to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, Todd inspires readers to remember all of life’s special moments. The perfect book to treasure and share, around the holidays and throughout the year.

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Interact with the Book

Act out some of the things the characters in the book are grateful for!

  • Flip your hair back and forth when the character is grateful for their hair!
  • Can you find your shadow?
  • Pretend to grow like a flower in the garden!

When you’re done reading, make a list of all the things you and your loved ones are thankful for this holiday season!

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