5 Books to Read with Your Kids This Week to Teach Gratitude and Kindness.

It Could Always Be Worse by: Margot Zemach


Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one room hut. It was crowded, noisy, and everyone fought. When he could no longer stand it, the poor unfortunate man ran to the Rabbi for help. The Rabbi gives surprising advice and the man’s life quickly goes from bad to worse. This story provides, and teaches, a valuable lesson in a funny way.


An Awesome Book of Thanks! by: Dallas Clayton


A book filled with ideas for which to thankful – From the people in our lives to being ourselves; bad things that turn out to be good; the bumps and bruises that teach us lessons; and everything else in the Universe.


If You Were at The First Thanksgiving by: Anne Kamma


A different time. A different place. What if you were there? Learn all about the celebration that started our Thanksgiving holiday and what it was like to live in the New World in the 1620’s.


Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids. by: Carol McCloud


This book encourages positive behavior by introducing the concept of an “invisible bucket.” Everyone has one and it takes very little effort to be kind and loving, showing and expressing appreciation and gratitude, to “fill up” others’ buckets. In turn, this helps “fill up” our own buckets.


Pete The Cat The First Thanksgiving by: Kimberly and James Dean


Starring in the school Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous. But when Pete the Cat gets onstage, he makes learning the story of the first Thanksgiving fun.
Pete The Cat books are wonderful because they always teach a lesson. In addition, if you visit the Harper Collins Children’s website, you can view the sing a long or read a long videos for each book.

If you are looking for a hands on project, check out my article How to Make a Gratitude Tree.


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