DIY Storytime – Thanks

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on Thanks at any convenient time with your family.

BOOKS:

thankful book

The Thankful Book
• Written and illustrated by Todd Parr
• Published by
• Presented by The Doodley Doos’ Kids Music Channel
Kids say what they are thankful for in this colorful book.
https://video.link/w/7yprb
Here’s a fun game to teach kids about gratitude from Teach Beside Me:
https://teachbesideme.com/gratitude-game-pick-sticks/

Splat book

Splat the Cat Says Thank You
• Written and illustrated by Rob Scotton
• Published by HarperCollins
• Presented by Happy Cultivated
Splat the Cat lets Seymour know that he’s thankful for their friendship.
https://video.link/w/Xyprb
Here are instructions for creating a Thankful Book from Mam’s Happy Hive:
https://www.mamashappyhive.com/teaching-toddlers-thankfulness/

 

Bear says thanks bookBear Says Thanks
• Author Karma Wilson
• Illustrator – Jane Chapman
• Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
• Presented by Storytime Anytime
Bear wants to thank his friends by inviting them for dinner, but his cupboard is bare.
https://video.link/w/1zprb
Kids Yoga Stories presents several ways to teach gratitude to a young child:
https://www.kidsyogastories.com/gratitude-in-21-days/

SONGS:

Thank You Song by Cocomelon
https://video.link/w/s0prb

Thankful by the Juicebox Jukebox
https://video.link/w/M0prb

Thanks a Lot by Raffi
https://video.link/w/t1prb

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:

Let’s Be Thankful
(to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Let’s be thankful for this day
For the food we eat today
We are grateful, we are glad
For the good things that we have
Let’s give thanks for you and me
And our friends and family.

Are You Thankful?
(tune: Where Is Thumbkin?)
(Make your hands “talk” to each other while singing this song.)

Are you thankful?
Are you thankful?
Yes I am.
Yes I am.
I’m thankful for my family.
I’m thankful for my friends.
Yes we are
Yes we are.

Are you thankful?
Are you thankful?
Yes I am.
Yes I am.
I’m thankful for my home.
I’m thankful for my school.
Yes we are
Yes we are.

(Add verses to be thankful for other things such as food, clothes, favorite toys, relatives, animals, flowers, etc.)

We Really Should Be Thankful
(tune: The More We Get Together)

We really should be thankful, be thankful, be thankful
We really should be thankful for our families.
For fathers and mothers and sisters and brothers
We really should be thankful for our families.

We really should be thankful, be thankful, be thankful
We really should be thankful for our Mother Earth.
For mountains and meadows and oceans and forests
We really should be thankful for our Mother Earth.

We really should be thankful, be thankful, be thankful
We really should be thankful for days and for nights.
For sunshine and daylight and moonshine and starlight
We really should be thankful for days and for nights.

We really should be thankful, be thankful, be thankful
We really should be thankful for all living things.
For animals, plant life, and all human beings
We really should be thankful for all living things.

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