Learning to be thankful is a character trait we all can learn. Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks, by Margaret Sutherland, is a thoughtful book that can be read and enjoyed by children and parents. The illustrations by Sonja Lamut add to the simple beauty of the story. As a parent I particularly enjoy the explanations that accompany the thankful listings. As we try to get our children to articulate what they are thankful for, it’s important we help them tell why. This book is a great way to explore giving thanks.
*Are you thankful for any of the things that are listed in the book?
*What things are you thankful for that aren’t listed? Why?
*Which people have you told you’re thankful for them?
*How do you show you’re thankful?