Thanksgiving Library Centers

Hi friends!

Are you about ready for a break from school? Some time to recharge and connect with friends and family over a Thanksgiving feast? I know I am!

But first, I want to share the gratitude with my students! Here’s what I’ll do.

Read Aloud

I’ll read Thanksgiving at the Tappletons to my kindergarten and Pre-K students.


This picture book tells the story of a family preparing for their Thanksgiving meal, but ending up with none of the traditional feast dishes, like turkey and pie. They are thankful anyway because they are spending the day together. I like that message!

Gratitude Centers

I’ll have centers with writing prompts on butcher paper for students. They can use markers to write or draw their responses. (They love to use markers! Yours, too?)

You can download my four Thanksgiving writing (or drawing) prompts here in this Google Doc.

Thanksgiving Library Centers

More Free Thanksgiving Centers

I think this printable is so cute, and I’d love to have time to complete this activity with my students, especially after reading Thanksgiving at the Tappletons. It’s a free craftivity to download from Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Thanksgiving Craftivity

I’ve got lots more Thanksgiving centers for your library on my Thanksgiving Library Centers Pinterest board! I hope these ideas help you to celebrate a terrific Thanksgiving with your students! (And then I hope you get a few days of rest, good books to read and feasts to enjoy!)

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